The slow + steady progression of the Living Room
“Patience,” I repeat this word quietly to myself and occasionally blurt it out. The reno on Queen Street has reaffirmed my belief that patience is very much a virtue, and at times I struggle with being virtuous. We all are travelling in a speedy world that spins so rapidly you feel stuck to its’ perimeter. You never know how to free yourself from its’ grip. So for me, a “slow down” and taking a more relaxed approach to life and projects has been quite refreshing, don’t get me wrong, it took me awhile to feel this way. I am also finding that it gives me time to really research, curate, and evaluate my design decisions and choices. The simmering of ideas and the gradual evolution of a project helps me sleep better at night, too. I am totally relieved with this methodical process. And, I now love the anticipation of completion and enjoy watching the slow reveal.
During the Holidays, while life was whirling around and we were stuck in its’ force, Queen Street got a major update. We had a brand new HVAC system installed in the home. Thus creating a temperature controlled atmosphere both in winter and summer – it was a huge upgrade for the old house! Unfortunately, this is not entirely visible through pictures. It may seem less satisfying, but it freed up a lot of floor space where the radiators and pipes once were. I am super psyched about the update, and look forward to the central air condition during the sticky and muggy Maryland summer days/nights.
For the past two months, the Living room has been our latest project and we have chipped away at it bit by bit. We have “Shiplapped” the walls covering up those 90+ years of wallpaper and paint (no picking for me this time). I love the look and feel and it has created a much cozier room. We primed and painted the walls with Modern Gray paint color SW 7632 by Sherwin-Williams. It is a nice neutral color that gives the shiplap a modern and updated appearance. It will be an easy backdrop to all the furniture and decor that will be installed, as soon as the floors get refinished.
Even though Queen Street has taken its’ sweet old time - it is still rewarding and worth it. At the end of a long day, we get to sit back (with our Beer and Bourbon in hand, respectively) and take pride in accomplishing a little here and there. Satisfied that we keep moving forward…we are getting there.
WELCOME TO QUEEN ST.
I started in interior design right after I graduated college. I was drafts person for a well know designer on the Main Line (suburb of Philadelphia) ...got married, had a couple kids, always kept myself involved within the design community. Flash forward - I am back to designing interiors. It's Good to be home again!