Tuesday, April 27, 2010

S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Decor) Challenges

Usually at this time of year people are looking at their homes with an eye on how to bring the outside in, how to make the warmth and colours of the season appreciated inside, and how to make the time stuck indoors seem more pleasant. That's how I was feeling too - as recently as yesterday. I was thinking about buying a couple of new houseplants, putting away the winter stuff... We are at the end of April after all.

And today I am thinking about extra blankets, plush rugs underfoot, good lighting, and window treatments that can block out the view. The finally-budding trees (not to mention my car) are buried under more than an inch of snow and more is still falling. And today is April 27th.

Somehow I cannot get myself to focus on designing a client's sun-room when hot chocolate seems so much more appropriate than iced tea, a fireplace more appealing than a lawn chair, and summer feels as far away as Christmas.