Welcome to my favorite spot--a single decorated corner in our mostly-empty living room.
With so much yet to be done to our new home, it has been quite an adjustment for me--an admitted perfectionist who likes things 'just so'--to accept the windows undressed, the walls unadorned and the many projects undone. But, I'm excited about the possibilities that this new space is presenting. I've decided not become overwhelmed by what's not done, and to instead begin putting together one corner in our large living room, a particularly sunny spot that was the right place for many of my favorite books and a classic chair.
Did you notice the copy of Irving Penn's Flowers book? I wrote about the out-of-print book here and Adam surprised me this Christmas with a copy he tracked down! I'll treasure it forever. Also, the books sit atop a round table decked in an embroidered cloth we picked up during our honeymoon in the Greek islands. I'm glad to finally be able to show it off.
Whenever I may feel daunted by the task of putting this house together, I can pause for a second, remember my new favorite corner in the mostly-empty living room and be content in the process of being a homeowner.