All of my “dream” dreams consist of hammocks on a beach or a garden, reading a book. Everytime I go to a house with a porch swing, it’s impossible for me to get off of it unless it’s dinner time. I still swing myself to sleep sometimes at night and unfortunately not only do I not have a garden or a porch (or a beach), I probably don’t have a strong ceiling either. I’m hardly containing myself not to try and find out.
The upside of renting a place is the ability to always back out, get a new home, not deal with responsibilities or paperwork and of course not being tied down with a 30 year mortgage payment. The two downsides of not owning a house is 1) you do not own that house, 2) you can not make big renovations like changing the floor tiles. What’s the point of owning a house if you are not going to have gorgeous tiles?
I spent so much time (and money) on all kinds of beautiful stuff for my house including custom tables and curtains & rugs, I forgot to pay attention to one thing that’s the most important: a good night’s sleep.
I’ve always had some sleep problems, being a night-worker all my life I don’t know the meaning of falling asleep easily and waking up fully charged (let me put it this way: I had a total of 6 hours sleep in the last 2 days), which is really depressing after a certain age. So I started searching for some high quality mattresses & mattress toppers; so long IKEA, I’m a big girl now.
I don’t remember being this excited about an interior trend for a long time: handwoven tapestry wallhangings are to-die-for and affordable forms of art that gives your home the authentic feel you can’t get from anything else.
Despite being sorely sick with flu, I managed to visit the new Equipment – Current & Elliott – Joie showroom in Montreal yesterday. Aside from the rainbow shirt rack that made my otherwise grey day, the amazing interior of the showroom loft was the core thing that made the tiresome trip all worth it.