I meant to grade this…

I meant to grade this morning, but my brain just refused. Instead, I looked at design stuff instead for several hours, and am actually feeling optimistic that I can somehow integrate:

  • clean lines
  • cream / white / antiqued silver / old wood
  • medieval/Gothic designs
  • red / orange / gold
  • Chinese antiques
  • Indian furniture / fabric / metalwork
  • bright pink / orange (with bright blue/green accents)
  • steampunk artifacts
  • brass / copper / tin
  • silk / velvet / leather
  • paint and wallpaper
  • a ton of books
  • many green, flowering, and fruiting plants
  • a Victorian house
So that we end up with:

  • a delicate lady's parlor
  • a gentleman's study
  • a child-friendly library
  • etc. and so on...
I know it sounds a bit crazed, but I think it can be done. Mostly by focusing differently in each room -- the trick is going to be transitioning gracefully from room to room, so it doesn't end up looking like one of those themed bed-and-breakfasts, but instead flows relatively seamlessly.

But right now, I need to throw on some outside clothes and go meet with an arborist, who will hopefully tell me which of our trees can be saved, which should be trimmed, and which should come down...

4 thoughts on “I meant to grade this…”

  1. Oh, definitely. The problem is, I don’t actually want the house to look like the Victorians would have decorated it — too dark and cluttered for my tastes. So I’m trying to do a stripped down, cleaner version of the same sort of look. We’ll see how it goes! 🙂

  2. Mary Anne,
    You may want to peek into a shop up the street on Marion. It is called Mason Suzanne and she carries many antiques from China.
    I believe if you surround yourself with things you love, it will work.

  3. I was planning to stop in there — it looks enticing from the window. 🙂

    Buying antiques may have to wait a while, depending on the construction budget…I suspect we’ll be living in a half-furnished house for a while. 🙂

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