Friday, September 24, 2010

Designing a New Life

One of the tasks Big and I have to complete during this visit is our wedding registry. We're not done by any means, and so far it's been a really interesting process.  Despite the talks we've had in the past about style, likes, and dislikes, it's much different when you're looking though every shower curtain ever created and trying to pick the one that you're going to start your new life together with.  It became quite clear that we have very different instincts in terms of color, pattern, and tone. I tend to like a mix between really bright limes, mustards, and pinks (not all together) with some muted blues and greys thrown in to calm things down while Big likes a lot of earth tones, blacks and reds.  I like sassy modern patterns with stripes, swirls and polka dots, while he like big solids and simple geometric patterns. I want dishes with red and yellow polka dots and he wants natural, earthy tones that won't visually interfere with what's on the plate. It's a process of deciding what areas of the home matter most to each of us and what we can find that will be a comfortable compromise for both of us. I think this is just a foretaste of how much more complicated and interesting living life for two will be.

1 comment:

  1. i like your idea of compromise through what rooms matter the most to each of you! you guys are doing great already!