There is plenty of crying and fighting in design. Frank Lloyd Wright supposedly said something like, "if the roof isn't leaking you aren't trying hard enough." I don't know if he really said it but we certainly don't have to try very hard to cry during design.
So on Sunday mom, dad, and Daughter #2 visited Daughter #1's apartment to hang pictures, straighten, organize, and rearrange. And boy do we know each others' hot buttons. It could have been - should have been - an emotional massacre.
Here is a bit her "office corner" in false color from a year ago:
Gordon said get 2 big mirrors. We did about a year ago. We got them cheap. They Rule. You can see this one and in the reflection, you can see the other. It's like having 2 more big windows.
It's all inexpensive. You also see the baby blue, damaged, brand new sofa Gordon found at MANORism for $200 (MANORism has a blog). The bench under the mirror is from Antiques and Beyond on Cheshire Bridge but it's no antique. The desk from Horizon on Ellsworth Industrial is everybody's favorite. The chair is mom's derelict office chair from Office Depot.
But I'm not here to talk about mirrors.
Sister, dad and mom spent hours messing with daughter #1's apartment without a single fight and without a single tear. It looks good too.
It might have been the round of Zestos milkshakes that did the trick.
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