Home. What you surround yourself with directly effects how you feel, how you work, how you dream. I have a great love of decorating and an active imagination so I can see what rooms will look like with certain colors and textures and a simple rearrangement of furniture.
When I first moved in to our lovely abode in January I had the perfect vision of simplicity. Amish style, woven round rugs, pioneer looking, open…Okay, so I take it back. It is so BORING! Lord, I need some color!
I wanted to create a larger seating area instead of a chopped up space. I am teaching classes at my home at the end of the month and I want lots of room for cross talk and comfort. The new rug is filled with bright, beautiful color that magically pulls together the mix matched furniture. I love the faux fur rugs on the back of the futon and the bright pillows on the sofa.
I went and saw my friend, Marco, at El Camino Imports in Old Colorado City to get a few Indian blankets and tiled tables. I missed mine and they make my home look like my home!
Now this redo took a little more cash because we are still rebuilding after our little loss-of-everything two years ago. I needed dining room chairs. I bought nice folding chairs with black padded seats. They are quite comfortable and easy to move around as needed.
We picked this dining room table up at a garage sale for ten dollars and I painted it a lively, pumpkin orange. A few tiles from Marco give it a little vacation flair. The drink table is a folding table hiding my art supplies and the internet modem.
Now that I live close to two hours from my shop, I work from home a lot more. When I do come home from a long day I want a place where Doug and I can put our feet up, have a drink, relax, and be energized by the colors that remind us of vacation and fun. This is our home. Swing by sometime.