Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Each time I rearrange my house I get closer to the ideal. Last night I was so happy I actually sat down and looked around. I even brought the stack of books I'm reviewing for 2012 and stacked them for browsing.
I couldn't keep my eyes from looking around. Ambiance! Even though it was only 5:30 it was dark but I took pictures anyway.
The colours are beginning to jell. The 2 large decorator florals are just pinned as I consider drapes. I'm thinking of a wooden valence over the top of this sliding door. The fabric has a dusky red that I once considered for the dining room but now I'm thinking sitting room which has a smaller wall area but should be cozy. I'm also sure the large mirror will stay in this room. The fabric has a green with some blue in which would be a good colour to recover the aqua chairs. The walls in the dining room would be pulled from the golden beiges in the fabric. That front window is a puzzle. Maybe a valence from the bit of floral fabric that would be left over or maybe I should use it for the foot stool.
But I'm definitely liking the comfort factor.
The quick peek I had at my first book is stretching my comfort zone though. I thought 12 books for 2012 had a nice ring to it. But Threads- the Basics and Beyond, is extensive. Even if I started tonight (2nd floor decorating today) and did Nina's manual at the same time, it would take at least 2-3 months. I'm probably being unrealistically optimistic, too.
More thinking while I pick up pins in the playroom.