When we began designing our home, I told the architect that the kitchen and keeping room were my top priorities. Because of the layout of the house plans, I knew that we would have a family room but I didn't give the space much thought. Which is strange, because every other square foot of our house we planned with a purpose.
And so she was left undecorated and unnamed for almost 10 months. For a while we used it to play Dance3 on the Wii because there was so much open floor space. Do you know how great it is to dance on hardwood floors in socks? Moves like Jagger, baby.
Eventually the Wii found it's permanent home in the kids' playroom and so the room sat. Mostly empty, save for the gigantasoraus armoire that couldn't be moved another foot into the recesses of our home.
Over the course of a few months, I realized that it had become the quiet room. Strange, since it is located in the center of the house, but nonetheless, it became our reading room.
It is the space where I step away from the work in the school room, the busyness of the kitchen, and the noise of the tv.
It is filled with worn out furniture and cherished objects that would be of no value to anyone else. But still...
The afternoon sunlight streams in beckoning me.
Ironic how the space I didn't know what to do with has become my sanctuary.
Wall Color: Crushed Ice by Sherwin Williams
Sign: Red Letter Words