The desk changed everything. Well, it was actually a drafting table. But it was love at first sight. And it was like that “little black dress” – a perfect X factor that readjusts a girl’s whole view of her world.
After I finished my client processing on Friday, I had a real weekend in front of me, and I was craving a trip from our cluttered-but-functional house to World Market so I could get some atmospheric inspiration. We really just went to pick up some tea, but we got… um… a little sidetracked.
It was rather like the canner that exploded in my mother-in-law’s kitchen that led to a full kitchen remodel – only without quite so much destruction.
I’ve been working so hard on my computer for the last three months that I’ve hardly had time to look at the house beyond the necessary pick-up, and my nesting instinct has been oh-so-thoroughly thwarted. I kinda thought I’d lost my touch, actually, but it burst OUT on Saturday when Pete told me to buy the desk.
We spent the weekend moving furniture, cleaning floors, and generally overhauling the inside of our house as we made a deliberate choice about one piece of furniture and built around it, instead of cobbling together hand-me-downs and thrift-store finds for mere kid-proofed functionality. The results have left me very, VERY happy.
And since my workhorse computer is down for a few days with my next big project, I’m thinking I’m going to have a little time to take more pictures of our “new” house, bake some bread, and put together a sweet little lifestyle spread about OUR life, including some photos of my new FIVE-year-old.
I am sitting at my new desk, looking straight out my double window, watching summer rain fall down with the sun that forgot it was supposed to hide behind the clouds when it rained, and feeling more like myself than I have felt in a very long time. The last time I felt so at home in my home was in the cottage we had after Pete and I first got married.
I feel sated. Refreshed. Creative. Decluttered. I can’t wait to give you the full tour.
P.S. I am still looking for portrait subjects in the NoVa/Washington D.C. area at the end of August. Just drop me an email if you’re interested!