How to go from liking a color to obsession with it is just a few easy steps I have discovered !
Living here in Eleuthera I love to have bright colors around me and orange is one of my favorite colors – or so I thought . I decided it would make a fun little post to talk about orange – but as I started to gather things together for a few pictures I discovered that this may have become a bit of an obsession ……
Here at Governors Estate the Yellow House has an orange themed bedroom, Sweetcorn House has a bedroom which is also orange themed , the downstairs apartment at the Peach House – guess what – yes – orange…..
Sofa cushions at the Yellow House, candle votives , Veuve Cliquot champagne bottle sleeves ,the new coffee machine, hmmm – quite a few bits and pieces as well seem to be orange……
Then I came to our own house – not so much in the decor as in personal stuff – alarming !!
So I bought a lovely set of 3 orange storage boxes which I have in the bedroom – from One Kings Lane – the online flash sale site where I buy a lot of the bits and pieces that I furnish the properties with……
Bags and wallets, iPad cover, phone case , passport cover ….
Orange sweaters and shirt plus watches and bracelet ….
Even toiletries –
So then I thought that I would sit down at my desk and write up the blog – oh my goodness – an orange desk. I love this Parsons desk from one of my favorite furnishing stores – West Elm – they no longer sell the desk in orange but it is available in white and chocolate.
and chair – also from West Elm
So what was behind all of this orange ?
As I thought about it it dawned on me that maybe I was compensating for the lack of orange somewhere else …
From the time I was in my very early thirties until last year I had red hair – or more accurately orange hair as children often used to point out. Totally fake and colored – but I always said I was a spiritual redhead if not a natural one.
By last year my hair had turned white and coloring it red meant one week of looking fine then two weeks of an emerging white halo – not a great look at all – so I decided that as I was not ready to embrace white hair yet I would go blonde….
So now I think that I have come to the conclusion that all this orange around me is compensation for not having orange hair anymore.
Maybe now I understand it I can begin to let go of it a bit …….