I have a friend who has this book on her entry table :
I know some people love to “finish” their house. My grandmother hired a decorator in the mid 60’s, spent a pretty large budget and then changed practically nothing until the late nineties when she moved from that house. It looked dated, but there was something comforting about the consistency at her house. However, I believe a home should be constantly evolving, not a static environment. My husband is so annoyed by this philosophy. Our house changes from month to month, a little week to week, honestly given too much time a home, it changes from hour to hour. As I find things that I love for our house or rooms that aren’t being used in the same way anymore, I change them.
Right now, here are some changes I am considering.
Wouldn’t my sofa look great like this?
Now, I am thinking I would like to eliminate the tufting on the seat. That would eliminate the vacuum adventure I have with the tufts every week or two. Also, the lack of tufting makes the seat so much softer.
So, I saw “Midnight in Paris” a several weeks ago. It is a charming movie and I highly recommend it. What stuck with me the most are these closet doors.
Our “entrance hall” needs some jazzing up besides the new Ikea rug. It is due for a new mirror. I would also love some wall paper or a stencil. Unfortunately, we have the lovely orange peel walls that is common in new suburban homes. I don’t want to curse it too much because it could be worse, it could be popcorn ceilings. Anyway, wallpaper would involve extensive prep work and stencils tend to bleed. The photo above is of a stencil done using a sharpie. Surprisingly, sharpies come in a lot of colors and variations these days. I am thinking of something a bit more modern and perhaps metallic. A few options: