I am getting excited about our move.
One of the biggest things I'm looking forward to is the opportunity to redecorate my living room. Right now it feels like an elderly couple lives here. We have a heavy-looking leather sofa, Ikea furniture including a bench that is meant to be outdoors, Army loaner furniture, and some sturdy armchairs that Kenny picked up almost for free at a thrift store.
And, there's a lot of color and pattern going on in my home. I'm a quilter and a papercrafter. I love color! But, I've been collecting photos of rooms that speak to me and I've noticed a pattern. They all have a very quiet underlying palette with maybe a burst of color. There is often one signature color. I'm particularly impressed when people are able to carry that signature color throughout the home. How do they have the restraint to do that? Kevin Sharkey writes, "I was struck by the disciplined editing each homeowner possessed. After all, these collectors have access to some of the finest furniture, accessories. and artwork in the world. Time and time again, they prove it is not what you put in a room but what you leave out."