Our house is still evolving. I know that this is not the case for most married couples of our, ahem, generation, but for many years now we have lived like college students - complete with fruit crates for bookshelves and various mismatched linens inhabiting dusty corners. But coming to the Front Range, as I've said, has marked a transition for us. This is the first proper house that either of us has owned (peripatetics that we are) and we are trying to live up to it!
This past week, we added a rustic Japanese-style (via W*rld M@rket ;) cabinet and chest, thus eliminating our cheesy pre-fab cookbook shelving, and what I can only call a termite hill made out of bed linens that has been looming in the back corner of our bedroom for the past year.
Since I myself assembled all the original furniture when we moved in, Mike - who's on break from school this week - was generous enough to put together these two. (That's right, we assemble our own furniture. We have yet to graduate to the "handcrafted furniture" stage of our lives. But on the bright side, W*rld M@rket stocks some awfully nice "copies" these days, and with a little design savvy and some elbow grease you can put together a pretty cool house! If you like World style, that is. And we do.
This is our peaceful bedroom. The addition of the new linen chest has made it just about blissfully perfect! I love our bedroom. You just feel at rest as soon as you set foot in it. I'm planning on expanding on that cactus garden, which in the summer migrates outside to cluster around our koi "pond". Hey, it's almost koi season again! Maybe this year we can actually get them to survive the summer! There's always hope...