Obviously, it needs some life. Artwork. More substantial curtains. Lamps with some form.
The West Elm duvet (in Slate) that I had once loved has faded to a dramatically different color than the matching pillow cases. We don't actually sleep on the pillow cases, so I wash them much less often. Is that a common problem? Should I be washing them anyway to be consistent?
It was a nice DIY project B and I did a couple years ago using the remains of an old Ikea headboard. We used a natural hemp fabric that lasted about a day before our cats started using it as a scaling wall/scratching post. Not to say the cats won't do it again, but it wasn't an appropriate fabric choice for upholstery anyway. B and I still like the general color of it, so it won't look that different when we redo it. Anyway, it should be a quick fix.
Of course, Julius feels differently about it.
What I failed to capture in these photos, but I'm sure you're familiar with, is the boob light on the ceiling.
The replacement I want for it is one of the only choices for the room I made right away.
Dustin Dodecahedron Pendant by Ralph Lauren. And it's wayyy out of my price range. So, of course I thought oh, we could totally make that!
B and I picked up a bunch of 3/4" square dowels at Home Depot for next to nothing.
I was congratulating us for recreating the light before we'd even considered how it was going to fit together.
I mean, in my mind, I thought you'd cut each end at 108° to make a bunch of pentagons and then you'd stick them all together. Easy peasy. (sidenote: I totally had to google "how to make a degree symbol" just now.)
And maybe that would have possibly worked. But we'll never know because as I was checking to see if anyone else had attempted to make one, I found this. Aaaand, once I visited View Along the Way to read the tutorial, I knew I was in way over my head.
The silver lining? Kelly and her math-tastic husband are selling their homemade versions of this very light for a fraction of the price!
If I had not already placed my own order, I would not be sharing this awesomeness with you now.
What do you think? Are you going to get one too? Are you completely stunned by the geometric complexity involved?