Recently I find myself drawn to flowers on backgrounds that look like an inky black sky. It's a very 80s look, and one I associate with my childhood. I like to joke that my sisters and I spent our childhoods playing in wallpaper stores instead of playgrounds--but it's true. My mother's interior design obsession didn't become a business until after I finished high school. But she spent our childhood years honing her skills at home.
|Black wallpaper and old family photos|
|Peony no. 3240 Original Signed Fine Art Photograph by Kariherer on Etsy|
Now I'm taking a second look at the style I liked when I was a kid, and it's still got a hold on me. It can be edgy and dramatic with a mirrored side table and lacquered furniture, or granny chic with lace curtains and a handmade quilt on the bed. With clean white woodwork and furniture, I think the look would be quite crisp and very pretty. One thing's for sure, though: It's not a look that's good for resale. And I can't wait to get out of this
sardine can teeny tiny condo and into a real house with a yard for the dogs! For now, I'm going to dream of walls that look like a dark, secret garden... and consider contenting myself with one of these prints from Etsy.