It’s been a rough few weeks – I’ve written about it in more secret places, but on the 16th of November, Janna, my therapist / magic-spirit-mama / life guide (of 7 years now) took her own life. It’s been one of the most profound losses I’ve experienced, unbelievable in it’s finality. I’m trying to just remember how much I loved her, and carry her amazing, amazing lessons with me through everything.
So – in the middle of all this, the Professor and I moved into a new wee house – it’s perfect and I love it, but exhaustion and the week of chaos and moving and grief and Thanksgiving, of all things, has finally taken it’s toll. I’m currently curled on the sofa with my head in a whirl of “what to do next” – paint? unpack more? organize the closet? – but just wishing I was in the bath! Soon enough. In a way, the distraction of moving has been very welcome.
Here are some not-quite-unpacked preview photos, so get your inspiration ready to help me settle in & have a cozy lovely home. It’s looking a little fisherman-cottage-ish here, it’s actually quite bright and sunny in the day.
Fireplace! It’s dark & hard to see, but – the chair will be stripped of it’s psychedelic patchwork and reupholstered in natural linen (or maybe a dove grey velvet?), the couch which is now mod avocado green will be black, I will not actually have an iPod player on the mantle, the fireplace will be rubbed a matte black. I have to hem all the curtains, too.
Built in coat rack nook.
Dining room – need organizey holder things for the desk pigeonholes or whatever that’s called – ideas? Also need to redo the 4th chair (that matches the curvy one at the table) in black with the orange fabric, and paint the wood on the red leather chairs black, I think. This house is really turning into a hunting lodge, oh dear. Help! I don’t look at home design blogs very often, so everything and anything is great! Blogs, Tumblr, magazine sites, whatever! & I’ll try not to feel too inadequate because I know I will never be fancy enough or clean enough for my house to look like the images!