Friday afternoon I was told to step away from my computer and my partner took me on a ferry up to the Sunshine Coast where we had a fabulous dinner at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge last night.
See this little private island? One of the many stories floating around about this island was that it apparently sold for 4.5 million dollars and then the couple got divorced. However, neither would move off the island so now there are two homes there, one on either side, with two float planes. This may or may not be true, but that is what we were told at dinner.
We stayed nearby because a few friends had gathered for the weekend and we were invited. Our room was completely trimmed out in fir which suited the rustic environment; however what stuck out for me was the espresso brown 2" faux wood blinds.
This is what happens when a trend colour is used so blindly. What's interesting to me about the current trendy neutral is that this phenomenon happens where we think, "It's so timeless, I can't imagine that it'll ever be out, out, out." It's certainly how I felt 17 years ago when I was married and our first purchase was a forest green leather sofa and loveseat.
So before you choose a colour for ANYTHING, ANYWHERE, ask yourself, "What does this colour relate to?" It might not necessarily be the best colour and there may be a better one, but if you are looking for SAFE, that's the question to ask.
Hope you are enjoying our last official summer weekend! We were just up for one night because I'm working on my new website and I can't take two days off—eeeeeek!
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