WARNING! This post may cause a sudden urge to paint that room.
I have shared a little bit on our blog about Colorhouse paint in the past year. I came across their brand while drooling over the Serena & Lily Paint Color Collection. I was so impressed by their product and their ability to create cool wall features while wearing their best clothing – I contacted them right away. Not only was the good vibe I had when I read about them online, that positive feeling carried through phone conversations with Puji Sherer and Lynn Morgan and remained when I finally had the chance to actually use the product.
Puji has a B.F.A. in Painting and Ceramics from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, IN. Upon moving to Portland, OR in her early 20s, she became the first employee of Colorhouse. Lynn Morgan is Puji’s fellow Color Nerd. Lynn has a degree in interior design from Eastern Kentucky University. Working in the paint industry for 25 years, Lynn responds to all of Colorhouse Free Color Help inquiries, assists Puji with color development, and can be found in the studio painting the backdrops for our DIY projects. I was sincerely delighted that Puji was able to fit in this interview into her widely hectic schedule.
I was looking through dozens of room images taken the day before at a photo shoot capturing the Jarrett’s new nursery, when I received a text from Stephanie, “Thank you for a great room! I just felt like sleeping in there last night ;)”. I simply replied, “You’re welcome!” I then smiled and thought to myself, ”You’ll get plenty of chances to sleep in that room!”.
We have a new friend and partner in nursery design crime, Destination Nursery. Destination Nursery invited us to share some tips on designing a Nordic nursery. Here's a sneak peek of just some of at what you'll see featured.
Mamasté - Mom, Bow To The Divinity In You
Among other pursuits of self exploration, I am an avid yogi for almost 20 years. Yoga is a practice. It is mental, physical and spiritual all at the same time. When I started in 1997 it was to recover from a bad ankle sprain. As I gained my strength back, I continued going to class. While practicing recently the resemblance of ‘Namaste’ to ‘Mamaste’ resonated with me. Namasté in sanskrit means, “I bow to the divine in you.” For us practitioners, we use this greeting to end our practice. It is a friendly salutation and reminder that we are loved and respected. This translates perfectly in honoring mothers, current, soon-to-be and deceased mothers.
My own experience with Mother’s Day changed last year. In December 2014, my beautiful mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Our lives changed dramatically with that news. Little did we know what a short time she would have with us. She did not suffer too long, however, we were all devastated by the diseases’ swiftness and its toll on her in 75 short days.