My favorite thing to do in any house I enter is to find the “quirk” … the thing that shows me the personality of the people who live there. Lovely, decorated rooms are a wonderful thing, but without that touch of humor or whimsy or quirkiness, it’s still just a room.
Our front room was nice. Then I found this vintage periodical table chart – in German, no less – and that was it: the quirk this room needed to find its voice. Sure, there are still details to change and curtains to hang, but I am now finally content to just let this room ride a little longer, until the other details are addressed.