Month: October 2015

Color Therapy: Lavender

I tried to do good research. Really, I did. It just appears that the color, Lavender, is almost a rather boring color, though beautiful. Its history seems be as soothing as its namesake flower. It does not seem to have played in any major part in the trading industry, like the indigo did, and it wasn’t a lethal color like emerald once was. Basically, it’s just part of the purple family, which has been a color choice for royalties. And that was mainly because back in the day only royalties could afford the purple dye, which was made from snails.

Lavender Lipstick by Benjamin Moore - perfect paint shade, purple but not too bright or overwhelming:

Via Pinterest and Benjamin Moore



Design That Domaine: Wicker Furniture

Sorry that I have kind of fallen off the face of the Earth. So much stuff has been going on. Like, say, moving from a 724 square feet apartment to 890 square feet. This is a much more updated space, thank god. Coming home to an apartment that feels much more like a home is a comfort to the soul. Our rent had gone up to the point where it made sense to just move into a newer apartment for the same price. We have faux hardwood floors. It’s not vinyl, so it’s probably laminate. We actually have granite counter tops! How awesome is that? We have subway tiles for a back splash in the kitchen and the shower. All of our appliances are upgrades as well. So…it’s only logical that we upgrade our furniture, too, right? Good-bye, futon!

The first thing we did was buy a dining table, which surprised me since our main concern was a couch. For a while now, we had been using hand-me-downs from my fiancee’s grandfather, so I wasn’t as concerned about replacing something that had sentimental value. But my fiancee surprised me by falling for a wicker set. It’s got the clean lines and a glass top, which he loves. The wicker is dark brown and it’s not resin. I think the sales woman said it’s rattan, especially since she recommended that we did not put this furniture outside.

I don’t know if any of you might be familiar with Morris Sokol in Charleston, which is basically the best furniture store in town. It’s where we got the dining table set. The owner is retiring and everything had to go. They were restocking the store every few days and the two times we went, the sofas all sold out! Bummer. But we thought our dining table and 4 chairs were a steal at $1,500 for something that retailed at $3,000.