He spends sun rises with her, sunsets, and all day Saturday. She gets all my shopping money, my special date night cash, and has devoured several years of fancy vacations.
Her style is utterly different than my own: to my sweet and fancy, she is sleek and minimalist.
She is my future home. Andrew says I should consider her a sister wife.
Now, a quick run down on mine and my Mister’s articles of home organization. Andrew and I spent at least the first 32 months of our marriage battling over lamp shades, the house cleaning schedule and door knobs. I’d want a cobalt blue love seat with velvety tufting and romantic rolled arms, he’d want a sharply angled, gray number with exposed legs. We can appreciate each others styles, and occasionally we can blend them, but that requires a lot of emotional energy and time to compromise.
A few years ago, I started noticing my dear one’s immense collection of paint chips, carpet samples, and wood floor-ettes, collected with no distinct purpose. (I try to use them as coasters, for Martha Stewart is yet to show me how to display this disparate collection.) I also observed how post indi-movie night, he’d end up talking about the set’s baseboards and ceiling fans rather than the themes of emotional slavery or middle class mediocrity. In short, I noticed that Andrew cares a lot more about home design than I do.
He isn’t better at decorating than I am, I am far better at picking the most expensive item in a decor line up. What can I say, I have an eye for Cost vs. Benefit when it comes to decorating. But he really, really loves it, a lot. And I really, really love him, a lot. So I conceded the home design front.
Sister wife was not a pretty, nor a low maintenance mistress I’d say we took her down to the studs, but we took those out too. And very soon she will be his mid-century modern palace. Until the doormat is officially placed, I’ll keep missing my Mister. Sister wife has had him since Levi was born, eight months ago. (Did I mention he closed on his harlot house the week of my son’s birth?)
And I will smile when he shows me the rectangular pool in the back, and shake my head enthusiastically as he gestures at the clean front cherry cabinets free of visible hardware and beveling, and verbally applaud his honeycomb tiled bathroom floors. Because it is well done and cohesive. And he has worked really, really hard to accomplish said feats. I imagine he would employ services similar to furnace repair upper saddle river nj to ensure that the home is well heated for his family as well. I’ve heard that having a new furnance installed can improve your chances of keeping your home warm and cost effective.
But I will have a closet. An enormous, monstrous closet. And I am going to decorate my chamber of solace. Its going to display my collection of embellished sweaters, and lovely patterned shoes, and it will have hat boxes for my hat collection.
And I’m going to show you how I’m going to do it. I’ll be speaking at the Hello There! House: Home & Garden Event October 7th and 8th. and I’m going to teach you how to decorate and organize your closet. Whether it’s ten square feet like my current closet, or two-hundred fifty square feet like my soon to be closet. And I’ll show you how to do it without spending all your pennies. It’s going to be really pretty and really organized and it will have pretty baby outfits.
So, come to this Saturday afternoon’s meet and greet. And we can get started with a little jewelry organization preview.
Until we can talk in person, what’s your favorite room of your house?
Feed me fashionably fresh