Wanting What I Can’t Have

Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by Kristi Linauer

I have to admit…when it comes to husbands, I’m completely blessed. I have a husband who allows me to be my crazy self, and he doesn’t even say anything about it. When I come home from garage sales towing more furniture than our little condo can hold, he just smiles and goes on. When I start painting random colors on the walls in search of the perfect shade of blue-green, he doesn’t even bat an eye. When I change my mind about decor on a weekly basis, he just laughs. He’s so easy going. In fact, he’s told me time and time again that our home is mine to do with as I want.

But a couple of nights ago, he said that he did have two requests. First, he asked that I don’t paint any room solid black. Ooohhh…I’m itchin’ to paint a room black, but I gave him my word that I wouldn’t. (Of course, he didn’t mention anything about dark chocolate brown, or really dark gray!!)

Second, he asked that I don’t fill our condo with a lot of pink. Okay, that’s understandable, but why…oh why…am I so addicted to pink lately?? I’ve never been a girly, pink kind of person. But lately, I just can’t seem to get enough of it. Oh how I’d love to have this bed in my bedroom:

[photo from www.designersguildus.com]

I can do without the bedding, but that bed is fabulous! Oh, I can just see it now…that bed in a room with black walls, crisp white accent furniture, and vases of perfectly pink peonies. But it’s not meant to be. Why is it that we always want what we can’t have?

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    Denise Smith
    December 2, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I have a great husband, too, but I think if I tried your master bedroom vision on him, he would speak up. Loudly.

    Seems to be human nature, huh? We all want what we can’t have. (Remember this when you have your kids.) Thankfully, it is easier to get what you want today with the proliferation of stores like Target.

    I have to tell you, Kristi. I hate pink. Now if you had said orange.

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    Kristi @ Addicted2Decorating
    December 3, 2008 at 1:09 am

    Denise, orange is my second favorite!! It has so much energy and makes me happy.

    Regarding my bedroom vision…I know, it’s a bit drastic. I’ve just seen soooo many well-done black rooms lately that I want to have my own. Maybe when we get a bigger house Matt will let me have a black room…but probably still no pink.

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    C Maisy
    December 3, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    I LOVE your blog. You have inspired my color palette!!!
    Thanks so much!!

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    December 4, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Black makes me a bit nervous, especially if used on uneven walls.

    I recall watching a design show on HGTV where a woman did her bathroom in black. It looked awful! The walls were uneven (and had old chunky paint underneath) and there were weird reflections coming of the black paint because it was so glossy.

    But I do like the dark chocolate brown idea…I’ve seen really nice example of that. 🙂

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    Interior decoration India
    December 18, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    nice interior design

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    March 25, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    You took the words right out of my mouth with the black walls and lots of white! You're awesome!

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    April 10, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    You took the words right out of my mouth with the black walls and lots of white! You're awesome!