I spent Saturday night moving furniture. For some reason, I never seem to get my furniture to look the way I envision it in the living room. My chairs are too big. A mistake I made when I first started designing and bought these 2 gorgeous, well made chairs, but they really are too wide for my living room. They were in the office, and I hauled them in here on Saturday night. Then in came the black console to replace the dresser that was looking a little too country. I really don't know what style I am. I like that ethnic look with lots of Bits, I like the pared down farmhouse......really not a good way to be for a decorator...not being able to get my own house right.
And I painted the dining room. It was Farrow and Ball Mouses Back..a dark browny grey. 3 coats of white later, it is white. I am looking for a dining room table, but I have this enormous cabinet that is my favourite piece and I am not sure whether to get a white table or as close to this wood as possible Pottery Barn has one that I love but I am debating the color match. I tend to make mistakes in my own house. Which means my kids have nice furniture. I do like the way my globe collection looks against the white.
My girl was here for dinner...and my mama. We decorated the table with Hyacinths so my mum could feel like Spring was here, and we grilled hamburgers to pretend it was BBQ weather.
We whipped up a big batch of butter cream icing and made Vanilla Bean ice cream and a big chocolate cake. You have to make a grand dessert when my mum is here as the nursing home food sucks. Sunday Dinner is most important to her. I sometimes think of what it must be like to eat with people that aren't your family every day. Thank goodness my mum has some lovely friends at the home.
We ate cake and sat around the table looking at Google Earth images of my daughters new apartment in Toronto. We were able to show her Granny all the shops and cafes on the street, and even the front of the apartment.