Anne-tastic!on Sunday, August 28, 2011
Grace at Home
My Living room was once colorless, dark and brown. When I moved in, it looked something akin to this (sorry I keep bringing back the stripper pole, its the only picture I have from 'back when/then'). When the shutters were drawn, the room was downright dreary. In the last six months, I removed the shutters, tore out the carpet and painted the room (see here) and then went crazy searching for curtain swatches. I fell in love with the fabric featured below but it didn't seem to look right until I tore out the carpets. Then it all fell into place. I now present my new living room wall/window/curtains/view.
The Ballerina painting was done by my maternal grandmother. The colors match perfectly the blue, green and black in the drapes.
I'm a busy bee and a social butterfly and am usually all smiles. To quote Ben and Jerry... "If its not fun, why do it?"
That's how I try to approach all things in life, whatever it is... the object is to find not only the fun, but the beauty too.