Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Peace in Aqua
I borrowed these images from one of the blogs that I am truly, madly, deeply devoted to- Erin Olson's House of Turquoise. These images are of rooms by husband and wife team Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller.
I am not sure what it is about this sea foam blue color that I am so inexorably drawn to.
I felt the pull stronger than ever when I first moved to Chicago 3 years ago. Looking back now I remember looking at Lake Michigan in the dead of the coldest winter and thinking what a truly beautiful color it was.
I was so tempted to swathe my entire first floor in this color, but somehow it felt too.... well...., blue. Sad in some way. I think I was home sick. I settled on touches here and there but warmer tones prevailed.
I am headed home to Sydney in 5 short months and that "blue" has gone out of the aqua and I just can't get enough of it. My new house in Sydney will be a tribute to Erin Olson- A House of Turquoise! I will need all the reminders I can get of Chicago and the amazing crystal blue of the Great Lake Michigan.