You know those perfectly designed houses only filled with beautiful rooms of varying shades of white? Or those all white painted homes with perfectly peppered items and patterns of black? You may have noticed, I don’t have one of those. I love those homes. I really and truly do. I think, when done well (and they usually are, aren’t they?!), they are a dream. I can imagine myself in one those homes, loving my space. And I can swoon over those perfect photos and homes all I want, but I just can’t escape  color.
You would think this is something I would have realized earlier…. but no, I never planned my space to be a mix and match of colors and patterns. I dreamed of all white when I moved in. And have been laughed at for stating I would have it. How did this happen? I don’t know. But here I am, in the idea— and the fact that I’ve placed piece after layered piece of color(ful pattern) into this life. There’s no going back— I live in color.  I cant change it. Nor do I want to.
Best of all? The name of Marlowe’s imaginary band is called Rainbow Pants. And no surprise here, but her favorite color is “rainbow.” (Mine is yellow).
*except in my clothes. you can usually only find me in black, grey, or gray.


  1. I <3 color even though I'm still pretty afraid of using it. But I just snagged a yellow side table for my blue living room so I guess I'm jumping in feet first 🙂

  2. I love all the colourful fabrics in your home! I look at your house and think "I want to live somewhere like that someday." It's beautiful, simple but also bright and cheerful! What would life be without colour? Marlowe's rainbow toes are the cutest! xx

  3. i LOVE your colorful and patterned home. i always think that i'd love to do that myself, but i don't think it would look amazing like yours does 😉

  4. Funny you say this because I was just looking at my home inspired pinterest board and there are equal parts black and white and colorful rooms. I love clean and minimal but at heart, I will always be a rainbow brite girl.
    Your home is such a good balance of colors!

  5. Beautiful post! I am only 17-years old, but this looks like the kind of house I want to live in someday! Also, those rainbow painted toes are TOO CUTE!

  6. oh but your home is my dream home! I love the way you mix and match colours and patterns! Just like an artists palette.

  7. I know exactly what you mean. I love those white houses as well, but I can't seem to manage it.

  8. I feel the same way! I love to simple Scandinavian interiors, but I've come to the conclusion that it will probably never be a reality for me. Which is okay.
    (and am also usually dressed in monochrome)

  9. I keep thinking colors will look better if I stay within a 'type' (primary, pastel, etc). Do you do that? It looks like you don't and it still looks great!

  10. I am always going back and forth about colour. On one hand, black goes with everything, right? I'm always telling myself to be more sensible and do the "timeless black" neutral-but-classy look. But on the other hand, saturation is too hard to resist and I'm way too addicted to florals that if I were to purge myself of them, 1/3 of my entire life would poof away. I love being bright and vibrant.