I have never really been one to make a decision and then trust in it 100%. I'm the one in the restaurant who gets all disappointed when my food arrives and decides my companions meal looks so much better. I might decide to buy a red handbag and then see someone with a white one and beat myself up for days wondering why I didn't choose a white one. I really REALLY envy people who have a certain 'style' and believe in it and stick to it and KNOW it. Know what I mean?
And so it is friends that I find myself at a creative crossroads. The lovely Kate at One Flew Over pointed me in the direction of a quilting bee ('The Beehive'), organised by the (obviously organised), Sheridan (a.k.a Chaletgirl). I am soooooo super excited about being involved in this that I could just waffle on about for days. I mean how cool is it to think that 12 other women around Australia and abroad will contribute to a quilt that I get to keep not to mention I get the privilege of contributing to these women's quilts? It's cool I tell you.
BUT the catch is I now have to come up with a rough idea about the sort of thing I want and this is where I come unstuck and this is where you, dear reader, come in!
Now, I love colour I really do but at the same time I do tend towards more muted colours when it comes to my bedroom ... and myself I guess ;) I'm a real white, beige, grey, black kinda gal. I wish I wasn't but there it is, I am (I think).
So here is the room in question
(sorry I have no idea why this photo has arrived in such a small version)
Amy (of the Badskirt variety and one of The Beehive members), very cleverly suggested viewers of this photo might see something that I don't see which could lead to some ideas. Just as a side note though we will probably be moving in about six months or so, so the room will change but the furniture will not.
There are some really incredible flickr groups for inspiration but in some ways these have made me even more confused! At the moment I am tending towards something in the style of Denyse Schmidt's 'Drunk Love in a Log Cabin' (has there ever been a cooler name for a quilt I ask you?), and last night as I was drifting off to sleep the colour navy blue and the words "Japanese" floated through my brain ... ?
Any and all suggestions welcome!
p.s I do love my red handbag!