Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Lego-Inspired Design

Lego-Inspired Design

By Kimberly Jensen

I have a different definition of a model home than most people. Most people get their ideas for decorating their abodes from home design shows, television programs and the many magazines that inspire everything from French to Country to Danish design.
I have torn pages out of magazines and put them in a folder for ideas on how to decorate my mantel, my entryway and my bathroom. I’ve used some of the ideas over the years but lately, my home has taken on a new motif. It’s called Lego Model Home Design.
When you walk into my home, on the left you will find the “Crabby Patty Spongebob Lego” The Bennett-inspired work gracefully sits on the coffee table in the front room, complete with Patrick, Spongebob and Squidward. As you enter my family room you will come across Bionicle Haven where you can cozy up to two of my end tables and gaze at the shapes. They are covered in Bionicles in various fighting positions. Enter my kitchen and you will see the lovely hues of Indiana Jones and his crusaders as they battle on my kitchen table.
Upstairs, on my window seat (I really had planned on buying cushions one day) is a Batman Lair, complete with every Batman Lego set that has ever sold, put together especially by mom for months and months and months after Christmas. The bedposts are donned by colorful Bionicles and the windowsills throughout the home are Lego inspired as they are lined up with Joker, Catwoman, Two Face and Robin.
I owe the beauty of my Lego inspired home to my son Bennett and to those good friends out there who at the early stages of motherhood taught me to enjoy the moment and the toys on the floor, for one day my house would be organized, clean and quiet …..and empty. I’ll keep the Legos!


Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hey! What a great idea for a quirky character trait in a book! Isn't it great how anything can be an inspiration?

Rebecca Talley said...

Are you sure you don't live at my house? I also have Barbies decorating all the nooks and crannies.