I’ve missed you! I took my longest break after Christmas ever, but behind the scenes I have been planning and planning, and I’ll have a 2018 project list for you bright and early Monday morning. First though, a look back at some of what this past year held!
Starting with my office. You guys! It’s so nice to have this space done. I took a break for the holidays, but I’m back up here at work again and it’s such a nice feeling to walk into a room that looks and functions exactly as I’d hoped.
The wallpapered closet is my favorite. It’s only the second space I’ve added wallpaper to in this house, and I am eager for more. Wallpaper all the things!
The office is on the third floor, and I also worked on two other rooms up there. The guest room was made cute on a budget, and then even cuter with pink paint and a few tweaks.
I also finished the third floor bathroom with its hand-painted tumbling blocks floor.
I revitalized the front yard into something I hope will grow and fill in to suit the house, and continued to tend the garden.
The garden needs a ton of upkeep to stay looking relatively nice, and I slack on it sometimes, but for the most part I find I enjoy it. I’m thinking of making some changes to the back this year too. We’ve got our new outdoor dining furniture and I want the surroundings to be elevated a bit!
Back inside, the library came together a bit more, first with seating around the table and later with matching rugs between the double parlors.
I started in on ‘The Snug,’ though I will tell you that an antique daybed was a terrible choice for a sofa. I’ll need to remedy that at some point.
My son’s room got a makeover! Kids’ rooms are so fun to do. I wanted the toys to be accessible, but not crazy messy, and I wanted to bring in August’s likes and personality. I think we got it! He loves it for sure.
And one of the last changes for the year was a small change, but the new chairs for the dining room are a much better fit. I’ve realized with the change of furniture in there how far the room is from my vision for it, but it is much-improved for now.
Politically, professionally, and personally (we miss our pup, Murray so much), 2017 was a mixed bag. Big things are in the works for this upcoming year, and above all, I’ve decided that I want 2018 to be a DELIGHT. So it will be! (That’s how things work, right? Will them into being?) Come on back this Monday for a look at what’s to come.
Happy new year!
JudyJanuary 5, 2018 at 1:01 pm
So good to see you back! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for the new year. :)
Jamie LockardJanuary 5, 2018 at 1:56 pm
Such an absolutely gorgeous house. LOVE the office!!!
JeanneJanuary 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm
You are such an inspiration. With three children you manage to get so much done. Your house is beautiful!
MaryJanuary 6, 2018 at 8:11 pm
Happy New Years! I’m excited to see what’s next for you & your family.
Julie SaldanaJanuary 7, 2018 at 12:36 am
It is a long time since I read your blog, today i come in here and I feel excited. And your house is so beautiful like the castle in fairy tales.
Heidi L.January 10, 2018 at 1:49 pm
I absolutely love those prints in August’s room – and the way they’re suspended from the picture rail. What type of hooks and cord did you use for them?
Thanks! Love reading your blog :)