I’m struggling. In my head I have grand ideas about transforming our new house into a sophisticated haven, a house that looks like it is straight from the front page of Good Homes. I spend far too long lusting over the interior blogs on Hibs 100, oohing and ahhhing and getting excited for the latest project that we are about to embark on, thinking how we can transform the kitchen, hallway and guest bedroom.
The reality is that as soon as I have transformed one space, made it look just perfect then it is destroyed by youngest and oldest. Take our living and dining room that we have just finished decorating. I am spending my days constantly wiping hand marks of our feature wall and hiding the crayons so little hands can’t use them to do a Pablo Picasso on my walls.
This week youngest has broken no less than 3 of my ornaments. This all happened whilst I was taking the briefest of trips to the toilet. I should have realised that something was amiss as usually youngest insists on being my audience for any toilet trips whilst giving me a running commentary of what I am doing, “oh what a big wee wee that was Mummy”. I shouldn’t have been relishing the peace and quiet whilst feeling just the teeniest bit smug. No, because youngest had decided that my candle holders would make perfect practise for improving her ball skills. She lined them up on our dining room table and aimed her ball at them and as it happens she has fantastic aiming skills!
One of my cushions has also been destroyed after one too many games of cushion jenga followed by now I crash them down with my body by launching from the sofa onto the top of them. Right now I am sat in what can only be described as the aftermath of a lego tsunami. Before I finish writing this blog post I will no doubt start cleaning it up only for the same thing to happen again and again. I am not very good with a messy house, I want that perfect house but perhaps I need to relax a bit more. I need to embrace the messiness.
So I have come to the conclusion that I whilst I might dream of the picture perfect home I am going to have to realise that the reality might be a little less than perfect in our crazy, loud home.
But for me interior design is also my chance to escape from my Mummy duties. Also i’m not really known for taking the easy route so I will continue on my mission to transform our home just as I am sure youngest and oldest will continue on their mission to destroy it!
I am looking for new interior design blogs to read to would love to hear what blogs you recommend.