I decided that I'm going to build my Merida home here in New York...room by room. The diorama I did showing how I'd like to see the kitchen and bath gave me a good feeling. It fleshed out my ideas and I think it's do-able.
I've been perusing so many sites looking at color palettes. I was fairly sure that I didn't want to go with whites and neutrals. The house is small, there are very few plumb walls, and I've always been happy with color. I found a home on a Merida architects' side that had THE colors! Deep, vibrant greens, blues and yellows. I'm not worried about whether or not my artwork will "go" with the palette. Thirty years ago I saw a bumper sticker that said:
"Good art doesn't have to match the furniture"
I've lived by that thought ever since.
The living room is fine the way it is with the exception of concrete furniture but I can have new cushions made and be happy. The ceiling height is about 14 feet which makes me very happy. That was the one feature I would not compromise on when looking for a home.
It's the "garage" that's had me thinking for weeks now. It is only 6' wide with a lower ceiling, it's somewhat dark and the first thing you see when you walk into the house. I thought skylights might work and considering that the roof needs to be resealed, now would be the time to make a change.
Then I got to thinking, why not make the space completely open? I'll have a nice garden view from the kitchen and living room and still have a place to leave the bicycle.
With all that being said, below is my "mini vision". Colors aren't quite right...I was limited on the selection of Crayolas.
|Wish I could move the concrete furniture|
|The garage doors are iron & glass which I think will be perfect for the new garden|