Today was beautiful. I got to arrange all of my goodies from my shopping trip with my friend who is a decorator. I hung my drapes, put my pillows on the sofa, and re-arranged some things in my living room. Best of all, I got to hang pictures. In the five months since I moved in, I have not hung anything on the walls. Once the curtains went up, the room suddenly came together. The items my friend picked out totally matched what I already had. However, the patterns she picked out totally updated the look of the room. It is very fresh and crisp. I have always had reds, sage greens, and golds. The new look also introduced purple and a pumpkin color. It looks amazing. I pulled out some of my needlework to put on the walls. It looks so good and so cozy. I feel like I have pretty much completed this room for now. I called my friend and told her she is a genius.
I have some work to do tomorrow after church which includes hanging pictures in my kitchen. I am so excited now that I have started. Now I feel like I have momentum. My decorator friend has advised me that once I get my projects done in the kitchen and living room this weekend, that I should take a few months off. She said that she always advises her clients to do one big project a quarter so that you do not get overwhelmed. She said that it also gives you time to save up a little money between projects. I like her philosophy so that I can just enjoy the house for a while. It is so easy to get caught up in all the things that I want to do.
Tonight I just got to enjoy the new living room. Liesl and I played, then I watched a movie. I have to go to bed semi early so that I can wake up in time for church. So it has just been peaceful. It is so cozy in this room now. I just love it. The colors are so warm and I just feel inspired in her. When I finish my black work piece, it will look perfect in here.