Monday, September 13, 2010

you can tell by the wind

I've already resigned myself to winter.

It hasn't been much of a transition, mind you, since we only had three days of summer, but it's been an odd sort of transition. In my twelve years in this city, I have never before seen green grass in September, nor green leaves for that matter. Normally, by August the grass is brown and crunches when you walk on it, and the leaves have started to turn yellow. This year, however, the leaves have only just begun to turn.

But if the continual rain and the persistent cold are harbingers of the coming season, I have a feeling I will be parked in this corner, curled up with a glowing laptop, until May.

Now I am really glad that I got that ugly wallpaper stripped and the living room repainted in soothing colours. If you need me, I'll be cocooning in my cave.

Do you want to see more? Here's the rest of the room, strutting its splendid new cocooniness.



19 comments:

L said...

It looks great, Barb! Nice work! I for sure could cocoon there. Are you so glad you did it?

27thstreet said...

It looks like a cozy place to hide out for the winter.

27thstreet said...

It looks like a cozy place to hide out for the winter.

John Mutford said...

Ahhh. So nice and soothing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I really am glad I did this, Lesley. Should have done it years ago, as I have always hated that wallpaper.

It will be, it will be, Mr Anchovy! Won't see me till spring now.

Makes me realise how jarring the colours were before, John. I don't need any more jarring.

L said...

I wasn't sure my comment went through last night (stupid iPhone reader app) so I came back to check. Yay! So glad you like it. Now, sing with me: "A whole new woooorrrrlllld!"


:)

Lesley

umbrellalady said...

Your reading corner looks divine Barb! You are just missing a nice bottle of wine and a cozy quilt.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Singing lustily, Lesley, and throwing in a yodel for good measure.

For appearances sake, I generally just do a glassful at a time, Kathy, but you are correct, I really need to throw a quilt over that chair. Fortunately I have some lovely ones here, and a sister in law who makes them.

Wandering Coyote said...

Just catching up on your blog for the first time in...oh, AGES (milles apologies). The room looks amazing! Isn't it amazing what new colours can do for you?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Absolutely, WC! I actually kept thinking of your recent painting bout while I was tackling the room. I believe you chose grey as well. It's the new black.

beth said...

LOVE it! especially the little reading corner, it's lovely! i can't remember what it used to look like though....any 'before' pictures for comparison??

Allison said...

Looks like a nice clean change. I like the new layout of the furniture, too!

Glad you have a new old space for the coming winter to relax in!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It used to sport hideous green wallpaper paired with too-bright yellow walls, Beth. Truly wondrous. Here's some evidence.

The Redecorators' Oath forbid me from putting the furniture back in exactly the same placement, Al. Punishable by jail time.

Dr. MVM said...

Well done.

Wandering Coyote said...

It wasn't gray! It was Revere Pewter!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Much obliged, Dr M.

Of course, WC! How disrespectful of me! I love paint names, want to be a paint namer when I grow up.

phlegmfatale said...

What a stunningly lovely place to curl up with a book!

I stepped out back today to be greeted by the first full-blown hint of dry autumn coolness in the air. At last, can we have reached the days when the mercury will not crawl up into the 90s? Having usually about 3 days of winter, I'm blown away by the thought of having only 3 days of summer, especially because we had more than 20 consecutive days in the hundreds this year. Maybe I need to move up there...

phlegmfatale said...

OH, and I say again, I love your decor and colors. Is very inviting. Is precisely the sort of setting which I would picture for you.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We had absolutely no summer of which to speak this year, Phlegmmy. Perhaps you should move up here for a couple months (it IS the Texas of the north, after all) and I will come down there for a couple.