We decided to do something different this year for Christmas. This year, we decided to put the Christmas tree downstairs in the rec room, rather than rearrange the living room.
This meant finally rearranging the rec room, which is something I'd been putting off for months. Keeping the post-holiday season in mind, we moved Astrid's play area to the south end of the room, creating a more open space for her with room to run around, while building a cozy space at the north end for reading and relaxing.
I had to unload my bookshelf, full of old issues of Dwell, Azure, Wallpaper*, and Metropolis, in order to move it. Once everything had been moved to its intended spot, I sat back in my inexpensive Ikea rocking chair with a cup of hot chocolate, and cracked open an old issue of Wallpaper*. Suddenly, an idea formed and was posted to Facebook:
Thinking about it further, I thought it would go well with the Cost of Luxury series I'm writing, and would add another dimension by showing depreciation, and possibly waste... two of my pet peeves.
Looks like I have more research ahead of me!
On another note, in the spirit of the holiday season, we here at State of Grace would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, and all the best in the coming year.
Join us towards the end of the week for a look ahead at Dove Grace Design in 2018.
-Shaun, Jillian, Astrid, and Czarina