It’s been a while since I’ve posted here on my decorating blog.
And a lot has changed, both in the world, and in my little corner of the world…
Most notably, the economy has changed dramatically, and many of us have felt the pinch. For me, it manifested in going back to work full time – not in the field of design, but back to my previous career as an editor. I was very fortunate to find a good job as an editor, since decorating jobs in a bad economy were getting more and more scarce.
Also, I’ve gone through a divorce, which has further tested my personal finances.
Why am I sharing all of this?
Well, to tell you where I’ve been, but also because many of these changes have influenced who I’ve become as a decorator.
I’ve always loved a bargain, I’ve always loved junk and dumpster diving for trashy treasures, and I’ve always loved found objects.
But now, with my personal finances very different than they were a couple of years ago, and with many people in the same boat as me financially, decorating with bargains and junk and found objects has a new meaning and has become even more inspiring than it used to be.
While all of this financial mess was unfolding, I was also becoming acutely aware of the problems of climate change and over-consumption, and realized that I can no longer advocate consumption in the way I used to as a decorator. Simply put, I’ve gone green.
(I’ve even started blogging about learning to live small, both financially and ecologically.)
So, the color of this blog has changed to green as well, and I will be sharing fun decorating ideas that won’t take much (or anything at all) out of your pocketbook, and will take advantage of reusing and recycling and other clever decorating ideas.
Hope you’ll enjoy the fresh start!