|Creative Wallcoverings and Interiors|
In the midst of that ORC™ I came down with Lyme disease and then, naturally, went to Savannah. Apart from that I should have completed my room in the six weeks, but I did not. Regardless of my travels and maladies (long since banished), one design element has had me mired in procrastination's purgatory, unable to move forward. The upholstered headboard.
I love the headboards in these two pics. That's exactly what I want.
|Colette van den Thillart via Traditional Home|
It had been months and I could not 'pull the trigger' on the headboard order that is exactly what I wanted and I could not figure out why. Until last week. Driving home through Concord it hit me like a brick tossed through the windshield.
|the old burial ground in downtown Concord, MA|
I do not want a headboard even remotely shaped like a headstone!
I parked the car and walked through the cemetery. After taking a few pictures I stopped, wondering if I was being disrespectful, but mostly I was acutely aware of how short a time we spend on this earth.
Where there's one brick there's usually another. At least that's how my mind works. It crashed through my mental windshield and gave me a slap across the cheek. How is it that I have become so oblivious to the real meaning of "pull the trigger" -- releasing the killing power of a weapon? Not all designers and bloggers use it, but it is widely and commonly used as a metaphor for making, or not, a decision.
Interior design is about the creation of beauty and functionality, to make life better; it is the antithesis of death and destruction.
I am retiring this ugly metaphor from my writing and daily language. If you never use this phrase, you are a considerate, sensitive soul. If you do utter or write it from time to time, consider joining me.
Creativity is a given in our business, we can come up with something better. And we will. I will.
Have a great weekend and thanks for reading,
p.s. Linda of Calling it Home is at it again with her Fall edition of One Room Challenge™. I highly recommend following. This one is really going to be fabulous!