Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Holy Crap (or Things That Are Only Exciting To Me)

The electrician finally made it by today. And oh my dear lord am I happy he did. Now my house is a busy, cluttered place. This is not really my style. I have decided the best way to describe it is that I find it visually stressful. This light, while you may think it too West Elm-catalog-looking, is another little oasis of calm in a sea of clutter character. We have a lot of stuff, I think it's unavoidable living with a packrat musician who needs gear for every possible musical situation (which is fair on some level as it is his job). But it makes for a busy house when most of the front of the house has no walls so you can see every part of every room from every other room (well, living room, dining room, kitchen and bar, at least).

Every time I see the new fixture I smile (or sigh with relief). Go figure. Matt's first response was "It's boring. Is that canvas? Can I paint it?" My response to him, "That's linen, and NO". The band clarified for me though, it's not BORING, it's simple. And that's awesome, thankyouverymuch.


Anonymous said...

i think it's an improvement also. the other was distracting.

Anonymous said...

I like the new lamp. You're about it being a bit of simple modernity in a visually busy environment. This is how I feel about making my bed in the morning--none of our furniture matches and my clothes are everywhere, but if the bed is made, somehow all that other stuff recedes.

Alana in Canada said...

Oh happy day--at long last!!

Congratulations. It is an oasis of calm and serenity and I like it very much.

Cookbook said...

I really like the light fixture. I recently replaced the scary crazy Great Expectations-esque crystal chandelier in my dining room with a very simple glass ball pendant from IKEA. Understated is definitely the way to go when it comes to light fixtures! Looks good.