I went to LACMA on Friday with P. An inspirational art trip was long overdue for both of us. A new building is opening next month and it seems they were wrapping up the landscaping when we were there. I LOVE the Corten steel walls. I want edging like that, not as tall of course, for our house. I loved the decomposed granite, the repetition of the palm trees and the agave. I like agave, with it's color variation, but it's not something I can put in our yard with children. Needle sharp leaves aren't exactly kid friendly.
On our way in, P fell asleep 5 minutes before entering the parking garage....of course. But, I was able to transfer her into the stroller and walk around several galleries like a "single girl" again. It gave me the opportunity to really look at things and take them in.
There was an exhibit of Indian art. D and I have been to India twice. I've forgotten how much I love the works of their gods in stone and wood. I'd love to have a large statue in our back yard one day. Something along the lines of these:
As I wandered through other galleries, I also remembered that long ago I wanted a Spanish/Moroccan style home. The amazing frames on the Renaissance paintings reminded me of this. I wanted a home with Spanish tiled floor and large wooden doors throughout the home. I wanted brightly colored walls. large colored planters and thick elegant carpets. It's such a different style than a Mid Century home but it's one that hits close to my heart because I am Colombian. I'd like to somehow, in small ways, bring this into our current house without deterring from out Mid Century style. I'll have to think about this.
It was great to go down memory design lane. Then P woke up and just like that I was back to my present state of mind and design.