It is universally known and acknowledged that I have exquisite taste and am (most certainly) a doyenne of interior design and all-things-housey.*
Since moving from my lovely but navy / brown /forest green apartment in the city to the beach a year ago I have… adopted colour. In fact – colour is my current BFF. (Pictures below and apologies to former BFFs for I am indeed fickle!)
I have also previously shared with you, my predisposition as an ‘ideas’ girl. Widely known as an expert problem-solver, I am also a creative genius*. Yes it’s true, although I’m sure you require little convincing if you are a long-term reader.
However, I may *ahem* have also previously confessed that I struggle a little on the follow-through. Many an idea has fallen by the wayside (my ingenious ‘Apps’) or required the assistance of others (covers for my TV and computer).
I’ve also relied on my
cult-like followers readers for ideas or reassurance of my genius (the blanket and fairy lights come to mind!). And… I have to admit – I’m again seeking your counsel. (Note when I say that I’m actually expecting you all to confirm my good taste and encourage me to continue with this venture.)
My apartment is smallish and long. Because I’m on the beach I often have a gorgeous breeze blowing through the place. I can open my lounge and bedroom doors onto the verandah AND the back screen door which leads to the partially corridor I share with 3 others (liftwell and stairs etc). However – for reasons unknown to anyone but the original architect – on entering my apartment there’s a small ‘wetroom’ (my junk room and place I dump my keys, shoes etc). It serves little purpose and has glass louvres set in place so it’s not able to be sealed off, but it is secure etc. You can enter the second bedroom from sliding doors in the wet room and there’s a glass door separating it from the rest of the place. I keep the door open unless I have the aircon on and want to seal the place off completely.
They can’t see much because of the angle (pic to right) but I sometimes feel a tad exposed when sitting on the sofa
scoffing delicately consuming my dinner at night. And as a result I have come up with the fabulous idea of a ‘curtain’ of sorts for the glass doorway.
Do you remember the beaded curtains of the 70s? Perhaps you’ve seen updated versions – which is exactly what I’m thinking. I’m yet to work out how / where to hang it that allows the glass door to be closed when I have the airconditioner on; but essentially I’m thinking that it needs to be something which permits the breeze to flow through the apartment but offers a teensy bit of privacy. And of course (and most importantly) it needs to be pretty.
I can’t really get anything beaded/chime-y because it’s often VERY breezy and anything like that would jingle and drive me to distraction. So, I’m thinking of attractive chiffon strips or ribbons. Perhaps with the occasional bead threaded on randomly to weigh them down a little.
After I started googling I found a heap of options – though very few that were available to buy.
As a result (and sadly for patient people like my mother who’s had to save me from my own genius in the past) I’m thinking I could make something.
Your thoughts? Am I a genius or not?
Any other suggestions?
* Very possibly sarcasm. And / or a big fat lie.