All week I've been banishing the boring and experimenting with some tweaks at home that indulge the fun side of interiors.
Design-wise, this concept can be taken to extremes.
But let's be honest, even though I am pushing my boundaries, if you were to mark me on a scale of boring to ridiculous, I sit somewhere around the mildly adventurous point.
In fact, here's some things you should know about me: I married my first serious boyfriend, I live in the small Yorkshire town where I grew up, I had a stint at selling cupcakes. (Cringe). I'm hardly one of life's great risk takers.
Amazing though what a holiday can do. I returned from a sunny Easter break with a desire to inject a bit more excitement into some of the more boring bits of my home. Perhaps I was also looking to do the same to my life?
The thing is, you can do that with interiors. You can also do it with clothes and fashion accessories and hair. Been there, bought the hair dye.
In fact, this is probably the healthiest way to balance out the boringness if, like me, you're a regular kind of girl, happily going about a regular kind of life.
So to finish up this week-long series, here's a snapshot of some items from my slightly excessive Spring shopping list. These are the bits and pieces that I think are just the right amount of ridiculous to liven things up at home.
1) House of Hackney Palmeral Print
My recent holiday confirmed what I already knew; no amount of palm trees is enough. If I win the lottery this weekend, expect a full on rain forest in my living room come Monday.
2) Monkey madness
Didn't I say monkey's would be big this year? I did, I did, I did.... you might trust me on the Toby jugs or the clowns now then?
3. Matthew Williamson Pink Flamingo wine table
I'm partly excited that it's called a wine-table and like, how cool is it to have a table dedicated entirely to the devotion of wine? But also I'm marvelling at this brilliantly kitsch design and wondering how on Earth this hasn't happened before. It's both bonkers and beautiful - a bit like my current girl crush, Paloma Faith, who funnily enough owns one. Swoon.
Of course I can't afford the £2.5k price tag, but I am prepared to do a sponsored flamingo pose and stand on one leg for a couple of weeks to help raise the cash. Sponsor forms out soon...
4). Bowler Hat light
OMG. It's a shiny red bowler hat and it's also an actual ceiling light pendant. Not only that, but it's a piece of vintage interior design history with signatures and everything. And it goes with my recent clown fetish a treat.
5. Cactus vase
Another heavily holiday influenced item and (call me greedy) but I kinda need the smaller version too. Well you just show me a bunch of flowers that won't instantly transform from boring to ridiculously cool once they're spouting out of this big green bobbly beast of a vessel. Which is probably my final point on this subject made.
Happy weekend all, I hope you've enjoyed this series and would love it if you'd drop me a line and let me know your thoughts, ridiculous or otherwise.