I’ve been soooooo busy this past week that I haven’t had much time to write. We went to Ohio for a surprise 50th B-day party for a very dear friend of mine, with our kids in tow.
The flight was uneventful except when TSA wanted to discuss why our 3 year old stashed a butter knife in her hot pink “glamour girl” roller bag. After some very sincere apologies, we were on our way.
Now my family lives in Ohio, but my parents flew south for part of the winter, so we had their place to ourselves. Yes, you know what that means. Uninhibited rearranging! Bold, huh? I figure if they didn’t like it, my sister can help them move stuff back (if they remember where it was in the first place). 😉
Just so you know, I didn’t go too crazy. I limited the changes to things I could carry myself.
In summary, here is what needed addressed the most:
- Too many chairs. They do host parties, but they can bring chairs out as needed.
- Too many floral arrangements. Too busy, and the potential for too much to dust. Plus it’s more fun to rotate the arrangements in and out so they feel fresher.
- Accents were not displayed in natural groupings and they were too evenly spaced out. Plus there were too many out at one time.
So here’s what I did:
Nothing too major…I moved chairs, end tables, plants, lights and accessories. I also adjusted the displays on their bookshelves to more logical groupings. It is still their style, just less busy.
It’s such a natural tendancy for cherished accents to accumulate to the point where your eye doesn’t know where to go first. Simplifying what is displayed can really take some “hidden” stress out of a room.
I sure hope they like it. 🙂