I have been negligent of my blog in the past few weeks, because I was helping a daughter and her husband move. It takes time to make a home your own--time to paint, time to replace fixtures, and time to "guild the lily". However, I can't think of a more pleasant pastime than taking empty rooms and filling them to reflect the home owners' personalities. Layered details
After the shell of each room was personalized, Anna and Marcus brought in all their earthly possessions. Their belongings from a temporary apartment and a storage bin were reassembled. Then we began to put the jigsaw puzzle together. This was no small feat because the proportions of this home are entirely different than their previous homes. Where their New York condo had twelve foot ceilings, these are eight foot. Where their last abode had one main living space, this home has a separate kitchen, dining room, living room, study, and sunroom. Many pieces of furniture were moved, rearranged, and repositioned several times before they found a resting place. (Aren't you glad your husband wasn't the one hefting?)
Finally, some drapes were shortened, others remade, others newly fabricated before they were hung.
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