Summer Recess Addiction!
Well my long summer break is almost over and I have a new addiction to own up to. There really isn't much on TV in the day, but when it's over 100 outside, eventually you'll find something to watch. Well in my case I have now become a fan of HGTV, the Home & Garden channel, filled with everything you ever wanted to know about homes.When I admitted my new fixation to friends, it soon became apparent I am far from alone! The Hubster has got used to coming home and finding me absorbed in refurbishment ideas, decorating tips and an HGTV fave, 'curb appeal' and how to get some. I used to be an Estate Agent/Realtor in a previous life and have never lost the fascination for home sales. So I especially enjoy the property searches and sales shows.But my fave show by far is 'Color Splash' with the winner of the very first HGTV Design Star, David Bromstad. This is undoubtedly in part due to my own love of colour, we have just one neutral coloured room in our home, unless I haven't got around to decorating it yet. The only exception is the bathroom, which due to size needed neutral. But in other rooms I have lilac, mid-green, teal green, pinky terracotta & a vivid turquoise.David is my new inspiration; his designs are brave in their use of colour and nearly always stunning. If we ever win the lottery, I'll be tracking him down to come and 'do' the whole house for me. He has already inspired me to go with a softer contrasting colour in our sitting room, where we already have a deep teal focal wall, rather than a neutral. I have always loved to be surrounded by colour, it affects my mood deeply and neutral just doesn't cut it for me, luckily the Hubster feels the same way!So the vacuous hole left by re-runs on TV during summer, has been more than filled by HGTV for us. Anyone else out there have this addiction and if so, which is your fave show?