Moving… Again. I guess it hadn’t really hit me yet that I’ll be moving again, the end of the month. Is this my forever home? Decorate and furnish as if I’ll be there forever, or just enough to get by while I’m there for a few days, weeks, months, because I’ll be coming back to the metro area?
I don’t know what to do!
With Labor Day Furniture Sales happening in every store up and down the front range, I knew I needed a few things (like a bed) and that became my objective… Just get the essentials.
Then after the push to figure out what I am taking and what I’m leaving, I realized, I’m taking it all. I’m taking it all.
That’s the decision.
Forever home or not. I decided it isn’t going to be a temporary home. It’ll be my HOME until I decide to make a change, and I’m decorating it as such. Which means, I’m going to be buying some furniture to fill up my space with cozy comfort.
It really didn’t take long for me to find my style after seeing the house again, I knew the basic layout would be simple and cozy, with lots of art work on the walls. What a perfect place to display my art work!
And that meant dropping it off to have some paintings framed, and others matted and framed with glass (watercolors don’t fade as fast behind glass). That was the deal. I just needed to focus on simple stylish decor that would be comfortable for the long haul.
I started repotting my single pot wonder pretty fast, when I realized I’d have room for trees to grow to tree height in my new home with wonderfully high ceilings and big expansive windows.
The parlor palm I’ve been snipping back will finally get to stretch it’s boughs heavenward, without boundaries. And with just me there most of the time, I’ll have a lot of space for growing beautiful green stuff. My garden may grow indoors!
Basil, oregano, and fresh greens in the dining room. Salad at my leisure. I can do this.
Does anyone really read what I write?
Randomly, I see messages on websites where readers comment on the value they get from what is written there, and then I look at my site, the lack of comments – is that indication that nobody’s reading?
Or is it just a lack of interactive conversation?
Please do take a moment to let me know if you read what I write or not.
The other thing I need desperately for my own place is a bed. Then, I found this really awesome bedroom on Pottery Barn, and grabbed a copy of it for my shopping excursion. I didn’t know if I was shopping Pottery Barn or American Warehouse Furniture, but either way… I have a specific look I want to achieve.
Cozy reading room and bedroom.
I found a picture of the bedroom before, and it’s rather cozy, with nice windows and great views. But… I’m really thinking I want it to be brighter, and more cushy. Something more “Pottery Barn” style? I’m kinda crazy about the comforter in the Pottery Barn picture above. And no curtains? I’m loving that concept. I like the daylight in, maybe blinds I can totally raise out of view?
Definitely adding a cozy reading lounge where I can read, with a table top for working. I could really get used to working with those amazing mountain views.
Heck, who am I kidding… I could get used to living with those amazing mountain views… And snow… Can I order snow 8 months out of the year?
I’d be in heaven. Absolutely living in heaven. I’d love it.
Now, to get it all done, final and decorate. I just want to decorate.
Decorate, Furnish, and Live
So a really big part of my decor, and thought process here, is that I plan to have Writer Retreats at my home, and I want everyone to be super cozy and comfy while they’re in my home writing. We’ve figured out that we could have 7 to 10 writers, depending on how many want to share a room with another writer, at retreat. So, I have some pretty innovative ways of including desks, and writing tables into various rooms and areas of my new home….
Have I told you that every single view from my home is inspiring? They’re incredible, and I’ll be sharing those soon too.
If you’re interested in a writer’s retreat at my new home – we need to start planning the first event. I’m thinking mid November, or maybe December? Thirty days should have it ready for the first event! Right?