Ok, it's time for a rant.
Since I embarked on our kitchen rejuvenation,
I have been thinking a lot about interior design
(ok, I think about that all the time, but it's been even more lately).
In Sweden the focus in interior design is always on the light.
This might sound nice and fresh, but in actuality
it only means that everyone paints their walls white.
Many people almost seem afraid of color.
There is a strong longing to live clutter free and clean,
and Swedes like to think of ourselves as modern and fashionable.
But many have serious problems adding personality to their homes.
The height of Swedish interior Design. I kid you not.
I know many who live exactly like this.
Working with interior design, I can't tell you how often
I hear people say they need to throw something out before
adding something new to their home. They also have concerns
about what "goes" with what. Classic Swedish insecurities.
Now, I know there is no accounting for taste, but I need to say it:
I hate white walls. White to me is cold, boring, empty, hollow.
I also don't like clean lines, sharp edges or primary colors.
And this Scandinavian fascination with untreated wood? Blah.
End of rant.