During the Chicago winter months Chicagoans tend to hibernate and watch an uncomfortable amount of Netflix. In my twenties, I use to rush to the gym in January and even tried a juice cleanse from Karyn’s one year. Now that I am in my thirties, I typically work on becoming a better person, organizing my personal/professional life and making relationships better… blah blah blah. This year during a Netflix binge, I watched a documentary on Minimalism. This type of minimalism isn’t to be confused with the art movement that started in the 60’s. This new meaning of ‘minimalism’ is a yuppy style of living that seems to be a counter movement to the unnecessary indulgence of the 1990’s I grew up with. “It’s simply getting rid of things you do not use or need, leaving an uncluttered, simple environment and an uncluttered, simple life. It’s living without an obsession with material things or an obsession with doing everything and doing too much. It’s using simple tools, having a simple wardrobe, carrying little and living lightly.” – Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
You literally have one area to let your freak flag fly in your house (well, you could also fly it in your foyer, kids room, or laundry room), but you really need to loosen up in the bathroom. No one is sleeping in here. No one is spending more than an hour in here at a time (I hope). The bathroom can be an area of self expression. It is small and there are layers of decorating materials that can make an impact. Below are bathrooms & powder rooms that inspire us, but you can see bathrooms olive juice interior design has worked on here.
It’s time to unleash your wildest dreams and make bold moves.
(Vanity + Light + Wallpaper + Tile + Mirror = Magic)
Recently I have been working on filling an empty fireplace that is screaming for something other than birch logs. They have been done and done and done. I can’t see another birch log.
My current obsession for fireplaces that don’t work, SELENITE Logs