There's one in every city ... even in my neck of the woods up here in swede country.
So that leads me to ....
I've been thinking about the design dilemma my sister is facing in her new apartment.
Then I had an ah-ha moment earlier today. I thought about an Irish pub. OK I've got to take a few steps backward. The design dilemma is the teeny tiny kitchen with little to no natural light. Off of her kitchen is the back stairs which currently house the recycling and overflow storage. [in the future maybe this could be a great place to put a little bar and some stools ... just a thought] The kitchen is a bit haphazard given that one half of the kitchen has been upgraded with new cabinets and sink. The other half is old with 10 million layers of paint and doors that stick or don't close at all. We've all been there. I have that in my kitchen right now. The doors pop open like there's a little ghost trying to get out. So how did I come to Irish pub when I think of this little design issue? [I didn't want to use dilemma too much in one blog post.] My sister has an affinity for the Irish culture. She loves the music, eclectic jewelry, movies ... and of course pub life and all it has to offer. Given her choice she'd go to an Irish pub over any other establishment out there. And most recently she has moved to the very Irish St. Paul, Minnesota.
This is of course a work in progress in my head ... as I am still working it out. The other day my sister was talking about how she'd like to paint a chalkboard on her kitchen wall and create a faux framed look. That got me thinking about other things often found in an Irish pub. Sometimes I like to take something and run with it ... you're reading that thought process right now. It seems odd to take a teeny kitchen then load it up with dark pub style accessories ... and it is because it seems odd that to me it makes perfect sense. I'm part of the ... if it seems weird just go with it and you'll most likely be pleasantly surprised ... camp.