Week thirteen: party prep

One week till the Halloween Housewarming Party!!!  This week was all about party prep — frantically moving the last boxes up to the attic, cleaning, getting costumes ready, and putting up the decorations.  I had a lot of projects going on. Andy and I wanted to be a witch and wizard.  While I actually didn’t figure out my costume until literally the day before the party, I started making Andy’s a few weeks in advance.  I made him a robe and a pointy hat.  For the robe I used black denim fabric that had the best weight without being too… Read More

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Week twelve: reading room

Peach.  This room was peach.  It’s the front room, the first room you see when you walk in the house, the sitting room, the parlor, the most dramatic room in the house, with a deep black fireplace and a brightly colored stained glass window.  And it was peach. Well, we had to fix that.  I don’t like to put down other people’s design choices, because I know, clearly, my ideas aren’t for everyone, but the peach, yeah, it was definitely not for me. I want this room to be dramatic and interesting.  This isn’t a room where we’ll spend a… Read More

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