So, with all this snow talk, I thought it best to switch gears here a bit. (Besides, this is the fourth post today – I’m getting a bit of cabin fever in front of this screen as well!) So I’m moving from the white with-out to the white within. As we near completion on a lot of projects around here, we’re starting to actually think about the place as a whole… That sounds a bit strange, but when you undertake a project of this magnitude it’s pretty easy to lose yourself in the details of the task at hand without looking at the big picture too much. The whole house needs a pick-me-up – mostly just a fresh coat of paint to cover up the dents and dings and scratches that come from working from the bottom up. Plus – all of our extra dough has gone into the house itself, with just small furniture and art purchases here and there. Several hand-me-downs, more than a few gifts, and even a few college dorm room leftovers. All function well, but we like to have a game plan. We’re pretty patient for the most part – so a lot might change and evolve, and more than a little might just never happen. Still fun to think about, especially holed up in all this snow.
So here are some thoughts about our room:
We’re all into the new Roomba, wonder vac that she is, and so we find ourselves getting more and more things off the floor. We’ve probably looked at a billion dressers over the years and never really found one we like. We’ve never really needed one since we have the wall o’ wardrobes, but we’ve always thought a nice little piece would hold a few pictures, an alarm clock or two, and maybe some sweaters or socks. I love the idea above – simple IKEA cabinets mounted to the wall. So that’s a thought for the wall to the right of the bed. Photo above from Apartment Therapy, this story.
This rocker in blue of course, to the left of the bed next to the fireplace. Good spot for the re-reading of my Harry Potter’s… Eames Rocker
(I just got the side chair in lime yellow for my new desk, happy early birthday from the parents!)
And then the pièce de résistance, this fabulous hand silkscreened wallpaper on the wall behind the bed. It’s the kind of paper cutting / mural I’d do if I felt so inclined…
…even with the bare trees it says spring to me.
…then again, just about anything without a foot of snow on it says spring to me…