WEEK 3 PROGRESS
The most visible change of the week is in the room layout. Before, there were too many angles on the furniture, and while the L-shaped work table layout was helpful a lot of the time, it jutted out toward my desk area causing a hazardous and narrow walkway (see below).
Yesterday I solved two problems with a new room layout. The two worktables are now side-by-side, lengthwise against the wall. That created a smoother walkway since I go in and out of the room frequently. And my beloved turquoise desk got switched out with a round table that was in my basement, adding some much-needed curves to the space.
I'm trying out the new round table for a few days to see how I like it. My favorite part is that I don't have to protect my hips when slipping behind the table to get into the chair. The table itself isn't much to look at, so if I keep it here, I'll sew a table skirt to cover it. For now, I draped a sheet over it to get used to the idea. The jury's out, but a table cover would be another opportunity for a soft surface with some texture and pattern.
UPDATE ON WEEK 2 HURDLE
I've been thinking sooo much about my lighting conundrum. I desperately want a pretty light fixture to hang in the middle of the room, which would be awesome 75% of the year. But 25% of the year a fan is needed, at least in the afternoons.
My hairdresser's take: "I don't understand you people." She's referring to those of us who remove something functional for something pretty, even if we suffer for it. Yeah, I get it. But is it worth compromising aesthetics that would make me happy for something that only affects 1/4 of my days or less? I can always bring in a floor fan for those days ....
I purchased this ceiling fan, and it sits in the box while I still ponder my options. It's not ugly, but it's not exciting either.
On the other hand, I can still pull the trigger on any of these less wind-blowing but more mind-blowing options.
As you can see, I did eliminate the "Dynasty" glass and brass options and added additional modern options. Clearly I still have too many options (unless I go the ceiling fan route), but time is ticking seriously fast. Opinions greatly appreciated!!! Ceiling fan? Modern light fixture? If the latter, which?
WEEK 3 HURDLE
Although my week 2 hurdle hasn't gone away, I have to keep moving forward on other decisions. This week's new conundrum is what to do on the long wall above my work tables. The good news is now that the tables are lined up along the wall, I can do something symmetric. My Virgo self thrives on symmetry.
Option C is matching or coordinating wall art on either side of the TV. I've been loving these agate prints from Kristi Kohut of Hapi Art.
Option D is two of these.
Help! I'd love to hear what you think about my lighting and wall art options!
I hope to have the room painted by the next update. Wish me luck.