Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Gracious Drawing Room

I'm not even going to lie to you. I have worked REALLY hard over the past week to finalize my "residential overhaul." To some this may seem minor, but to me it's kind of a big deal. Like Edina Monsoon, I can't just live in anything. I'm very sensitive to my surroundings. So adding my STOTT PILATES spring wall required a fairly significant shift of furniture and reassignment of functionality to rooms/spaces within my crib. What this also means, I've decided, is that my upstairs neighbor will probably be really happy not to hear my drill for the next year.

My super-fantabulous cousin had custom bookshelves installed in her barndominium and, thankfully, I inherited her others. This led me to conceptualize how they'd fit in my space, and what I would need to do to accommodate the spring wall and my computer desk. I am happy to say I've purchased absolutely no new furniture: everything has been repurposed. That feels good. In actuality, a smaller bookcase I had is now serving beautifully as a storage system for dumb bells, medicine ball, and other exercise peripherals in my "studio." And even though my white club chair is dingy beyond repair (I paid a fortune to have it reupholstered years ago, pre-dog), I thought the slipcover that doesn't fit could get packed away for good. It's just Maddie's chair anyway, and life is too short to not have a little dog dirt here and there.

My takeaway from all of this is that life edits, like everything else, require constant administration and tweaking, and long-term planning. I am not finished yet, but I do know where I'm going (or hoping to go) and that's a good feeling.

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1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Incredible. Congratulations on enhancing your environment so beautifully and not increasing your impact at all. Love it.