Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Day 3: Overcoming the Heebie Jeebies
A confession. The basement spooks me. I know it's irrational, but most of the rooms are underground. Bandwidth says a part of the brain warns us about risk and danger. We don't like to sit with our backs to a window or to be enclosed in dark spaces. I'm a person who needs light. If I can't have light, I need my surroundings to be cheerful.
Today's goal: create a mood and trick the brain.
I like the bright pillows. That's a start. But I also like the splash of color on the wall. I bought this seascape in the late 80s and it reminds me of happy times. I borrowed the chairs from Mother's room, and I think she'll like the slipper chairs much better. The round mirror may return. I'm auditioning "stuff."
Note to self: This will be a place where design rules are broken. Matching wood tones and complimentary styles/periods can go live somewhere else. So can the heebie jeebies.