Sun, shadows and a new (vintage) rug…

Charlie in the sunroom, one of his favorite places…

Sun and the shadows make for amazing photos. No matter the subject, the shadows are always so interesting to me. Shadows, reflections, different ways of seeing a view, they all pique my interest. Our sunroom has been one of the favorite rooms in our house, a special place to sit back (or at times, a great place to work). The sunroom is being updated so photos soon, I hope. We started with…

… a rug. The foundation is there, now for the rest of the room… We have lots of ideas, but nothing etched in stone yet, but with a color palette to start with we have step one checked off the list. We aren’t changing anything structurally (removing walls or changing much of anything that wasn’t already there), just updating. We’re taking our time, because in our relatively small house (which doesn’t feel small to us) we move rooms around. Not just furniture, but entire rooms. And sometimes we move rooms AND furniture as well as paintings and rugs. Let me tell you, when you want to update a room, you can virtually keep what you’ve got and simply move things around. Change your paint color and you will feel like you’ve moved to an entirely different house, haha.

Sounds simple, right? It is, much like putting together a puzzle. What furniture will fit where, and how will it be used? What may be a long narrow antique pine dining table for a few years can morph into one of the best desks in the world with room to spread papers out and get things done. An old table from Maine, that was used for a lamp and coffee table books is now used as a WFH desk with room to spread out. We’ve had our dining room in three different rooms in this house. Our living room has been in two, and changes back and forth. Currently our dining room is in the front of the house, in the room with the fireplace – it fits nicely there – we made our dining room Fred’s WFH office since it’s private and doors can be closed to the living room (now dining) and the kitchen (old swing door – which I LOVE!) – See what I mean? It’s like a puzzle in the best of ways!

Rug from – check out their Instagram @newinglandloom

✍️ Until next time… Enjoy your holiday weekend!

📸 Image: Barbara Stroud (me!)

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