Moving into my first house is a liberating, thrilling and exciting experience. Now that I’ve freed myself from a twin bed, four walls and my families attempt at decorating which looks more like throw up that someone labeled fine art I can finally unleash my inner David Bromstad. I’ve watched color splash religiously the way he brings life into spaces is just brilliant. Drawing inspiration from Davids show my love for modern designs, clean lines, pops of color and geometric shapes stems from my appreciation of his talent.
With it now time to decorate my own space, so many options available and so many decisions to make, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed. Paint swatches in hand and a pinterest overflowing with virtual mood boards for inspiration to transform my new space into my dream home I went on a furniture-shopping spree but after navigating each aisle and seeing the same mass produced decor in these major retailers I found the process of decorating difficult and exhausting. I longed for a conversational piece something that yearned for my attention.
There’s no rule that says my house must be completely furnished a few months after getting the keys but two years later still attempting to make my home look like something right off of HGTV and not having any luck refusing to settle for the same old boring costly decor. I decided to shop elsewhere searching for a signature staple item to give my space a distinct look. Seeking a one-of-a-kind piece for each room in my house determined to spruce up my newly blank slate with a focal point something that reflects my personality and passion I went on to tackle my decorating in stages one room at a time to avoid breaking the budget.
I made my way to the Hudson flea Market upon arrival the crowd alone emanates an exciting atmosphere vintage vibes and savory smells from the local food trucks filled the air along with stress free parking and breathable area to shop and take in all the local businesses have to offer. Strolling through the flea while browsing venders’ booths I was eager to come across handcrafted decor that stands out from the rest. Clever and creative local artist caught my eye J Paris Designs with her expert use of vibrant color combinations and geometric shapes this modern wood art was the perfect accent to my expressionless wall a statement piece I’ve been searching for on-trend with the canvas of colors that already exist in my living room a unique and creative handmade find that gives meaning to my space. There is something about the dimensional aspect of a wooden piece that adds depth to my room. The rustic natural grain of the wood when painted takes on a modern feel. The multi colored handcrafted wooden wall art is super stylish there is a certain playfulness about it making it beyond difficult to choose so I ended up with 4 and my living room is complete onto the next space.
I’m slowly converting a room in my house solely for the purpose of having a creative space to write. A much needed place of isolation for my mind that never sleeps. I usually find myself on the couch or cozying up in my bed withmy macbook and getting side tracked by nextflix or the latest episode of whatever current show I’m into and it makes it difficult to stay inspired. To furnish a room where I can surround myself with positive vibes and inspirational decor.
I stumbled across another local business worth mentioning a family owned business Kindred Metal. I gravitated towards this quality precision cut powder coated metal sign that comes in a variety of finishes perfect wall art for my blogging space I was immediately drawn to this tribal wanderlust inspired metal piece spelling out the phrase wild and free gave me a feeling of anything is possible somewhere i can truly focus on freeing my spirit through these words.