Saturday, January 29, 2011

Deciding on a Deco

Until four or so months ago, I did not know Filofax had an online cult following. I had been working my Filo issues (size, style, inserts, etc.) out on my own-- and sadly, I did not know anyone else who used and worshipped Filofaxes. 

A quick Google search introduced me to both Plannerisms ( and Philofaxy (, and the deal was sealed! 

Just after Christmas, I moved out of my black Personal Classic and into my new lavender Personal Domino. As discussed on Philofaxy on yesterday's "Free for All Friday No. 115," the Domino lies flat right away, which the Classic does not. 

As all raving Filo addicts know, it's possible to look at the one/s you have and are using and still be longing  for another! My next purchase will be a Personal Deco, which has starred in my stationery dreams for longer than I shall admit. 

The question is: WHICH COLOR?! I have not seen the Deco, in any color, in person. I have to rely on the assortment of both high and low-quality pictures-- and the high and low-quality lighting, camera angles, etc.-- to make this big decision. 

I would love to have some input from those of you who have a Deco, have seen them, etc. before I place my order. 

The available options are Ivory (which I have admired many times via Laurie's flikr ;), 
and Ebony (which I know is brown, not black--- it does at times appear black in photos, though). 

I do have time to decide, as I am still working away at coming up with the perfect set-up for the first half of 2011. I have already tried and ditched multiple formats, including the Week on Two Pages concurrent with the One Day Per Page. More on all this later... 

Thank you for reading and thank you in advance for your thoughts on the Deco!