People wanting to put their own stamp on their place call EB Color for help. In fact, many of the homes started out as mere cookie cutter boxes drenched in builder’s beige inside and out. Together, through the use of color, we've come up with their personal palette, unique to them, not just what’s there by default or what seems to be trending. Yeah, each color consultation is pretty much sheer improv, but luckily, I know my notes.
And it seems to be no different with the spirit house. In my travels to SE Asia, I've always been smitten with spirit houses, miniature houses or temples erected and sited auspiciously to house the protective spirits of the land, home or business. They are everywhere! The more I started looking at them, the more I became delighted by the singularity of each one, revealing the originality of its owners.
Yes, there are store bought spirit houses,
which are beautiful in their own right, but it was the home made ones that really charmed me. Or sometimes it wasn't about the structure itself, but the colorful sashes, garlands of orchids, leis of marigold, turning each and every one into an art form.
This is the spirit house at Jim Thompson's House, a beautiful oasis in the middle of Bangkok. I love the understated elegance of the symmetry, embodying the refinement of its former owner and his remarkable house.
In contrast to the free form of these garlands.
I love these colorful sashes! I wish I knew their color significance.
I should submit this one to Erin at House of Turquoise. For some reason, the spirits seem to have a particular fondness for cherry pop.
But it was when I headed over to Laos that things really started to get interesting. Check out this ingenuity. Used lighters - who knew?
I love the little clumps of sticky rice as an offering in this little ediface.
Obviously, this owner reads Dwell.
I love the juxtaposition of the white lily with the industrial chic motif.
These folks must be channeling their inner farmer.
Some people make it work no matter what,
Using whatever they've got on hand.
And then, when I went to Viet Nam, the spirit houses were altogether different.This one appears to be a stage,
while this one has sliding glass doors to protect the spirits from the elements.
And most decidedly, here's a spirit house outstanding in its field!
I could go on and on and on like I did last year when I crazy over all the gates in Bangkok.
But I think you get the idea.
Whether you live in a small house,
or a big one,
let's get together in person or perhaps you prefer an online color consultation to give you the color that is yours.