Moving from a tiny NYC apartment to a spacious home out in the country has its benefits. Namely: more space, fresh air, fewer homeless people sleeping on your doorstep. But because we don't have that much stuff yet, we have a lot of space that's either sitting empty or is used to throw things we don't know what to do with yet.
Case in point - the dormer window in our guest room. We've had a number of people stay with us so far, but they've all had to deal with this mess:
Since Thanksgiving is coming and we'll have family staying with us, I wanted to move all of our old paintings and posters out of the guest room (next stop: dormer window in the man cave) and make a sitting area.
I started with a chair from L.L.Bean. I've had my eye on it for a while and decided to get it for myself as a birthday present. It'll probably be covered in pet hair by next week, but let's live in the present, shall we? I grabbed a side table we already owned, a small lamp, a pillow (Etsy, natch) and one of the plants I used to keep at my desk in my NYC office. I found a painting I did a few years back and hung it up on the wall.
Finally, I raided our little home library to find books of short stories. I figured they'd be perfect for a guest to flip through before going to bed.
Here's the finished product, ready for guests!