When does your muse visit? Well mine is not too polite. She doesn't call, doesn't write...just comes on in in the middle of the night.
If I wasn't blind as a bat I would write them down...but I don't. I trust my memory (luckily still pretty good) because:
1. I am usually too lazy to attempt to write it anyway
2. I don't want to wake up Chris
3. I am blind as a bat...who knows what I would write with my contacts off. Yes, I do have glasses....
But this is what came to me last night--a new design for our "daybed" room as the boys call it...and I love it!
I do love a lot about the room...it is south-facing, light, pretty and a good size.
This daybed (from Ballards) does fit well here against the window. But it just isn't working.
Well, we just don't use the room.
Didn't Bunny Williams say, "If you want to use a room, put a TV or computer in it."
I hate to admit it...but this is probably why.
Here is another angle.
I wish I could say we don't watch TV. But I would be lying. We don't watch it a lot, really, but we do spend time in the den where the noise is on. I have had periods of my life before where I didn't watch TV, and that was a good thing, but right now (with us home a lot), we do watch a good bit of Diego and Oprah. We don't have one in the bedroom, though. (that's another post)
Here is a before shot prior to our renovation last fall. They used it as a dining room (its planned purpose) I didn't think we would use it as a dining room, but right now as it is we aren't using it much either.
I thought it would be my office (still the plan, kind of)...but it really is just a pretty dumping ground. Here is the evidence:
Didn't hang the art yet (not inspired)...and I haven't covered the backs of the shelves yet (from this post), because there just was something I just wasn't feeling about the room in its current state.
More dumping citations:
This is gonna be a long post.
So now I'll take you through the plan from the first picture--it will work!
You can see the entry here below, with a large opening (about four feet). To the left is the window and the back right is the entry to to the hallway that leads to the kitchen & laundry.
Can you see the numbers on my sketch?
ONE Flip the daybed so you can see the window if you are laying/sitting there
This is the exact setup of the room...entry adjacent, and I would move the daybed to this side of the wall. (I may need to add some panels like this room....hmmm....)
TWO Add a small flatscreen on the wall (like where the artwork is on this wall), and I can move a small bookshelf from Liam's room that will be perfect for design books under the TV.
THREE Bring this small white desk to this side of the room, and put my printer/scanner on top so I can use the scanner!!
FOUR I was thinking and thinking last night where I could put the chairs...I hate backs of chairs or sofas to face entryways. Then I thought poufs/stools would be perfect! No backs!
I love these in "spa" from U. Outfitters
or these at a different price tag from South of Market
picture via Delight by Design
wouldn't these be great with storage underneath for my piles?
FIVE Keep my current & favorite driftwood table from Anthro
It was their display...I love this.
SIX Get a lucite Parsons-style desk here, against the front window, so it won't take up any visual real estate.
like this from CB2
(picture from Domino via Elements of Style
SEVEN Computer goes there
Some great artwork right on the panes of the window over desk!!
I was thinking maybe this frame from our guest bedroom
And hang it like this
from Tracery Interiors
from Suzanne Kasler's room in AH & L Christmas House 2009
and when I close the drapes it will look like this
NINE The sconces remain
but I think this mirror needs to go to my client's living room (would be PERFECT there!)
and instead we put this...floor to ceiling
perhaps all white like this
What do you think? And when do your ideas come?
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