View of the entryway!Artwork by Lynn Whipple above entryway table.
Our living room. I made a shelf for Stan to sit on top of the shutters using plexi. It took me two weeks to figure out how I would make the shelves so they 1) wouldn't hurt the shutters and 2) you couldn't see them. I used plexi and those removable 3M sticky strips. They worked out and he loves it! He sits up there almost all day.
Dress artwork on the right by Martha Lent. We arranged the whole living room around this artwork which is one of my prized possessions. This was the only wall there would be enough space for it. I love this piece!
View of the living room with the fireplace. Artwork on mantle is by Linda Norton. She sells on ebay +etsy and I love her work! Our very small TV. We gave our big TV to my parents when we left Orlando. Getting used to this one, but it is hard to watch subtitled movies on it.
Our living room other side. This is the side that you are supposed to put a tiny dining table but we decided since the space was so small to just make it all living room and not have a table at all. We never eat at the dining table anyway!
This yellow chair is Mabel's favorite!As you can see she is already on it and spends most of her day there.
The galley style kitchen. Artwork of Mable by Karen Derrico. I love how the EAT sign is positioned over the Mabel painting and Mabel's food bowls. Note they are empty because she eats everything up right away!
The last room is the Studio/Office which I already posted here. So that's our 700 sq feet of home here in DC. It's starting to feel nice and cozy and today was the first day that sparrows came to the feeders I put on the porch. yay!
Labels: Washington DC
yes the rug is a hand painted floor cloth by Grace Wood Design (www.gracewooddesign.com). We love it. Easy clean up and looks so good!
LOVE that "dress" artwork. And it goes so beautifully with that great rug!
The plexi was an awesome idea too!
love your new place -and all the art work! hmmm, didn't see porch in the photos.... enjoy your haven! best to all,
I'm glad you're feeling happier in DC. Moving is always hard.
Karen - you are right I forgot the porch. We try not to go out there except to fill the bird feeders because I am paranoid the cats will get out!
Marlynn - I got the EAT sign from the Sundance catalog. I love it!
About your cats getting out the door to the porch, here's a suggestion that worked for us when our kitty started dashing out the door: put 10 pennies in a clean empty soda can, tape or tie a handle ribbon on it (you can pretty it up with fabric or paper too)and hang it on the porch doorknob. Shake the can just before you open the door. Most cats will hate the sound of this can being shaken (even gently) and will run away from the sound.
Pretty soon all I had to do was reach for the can and my escape artist kitty dashed away and was safe, no shaking even required!
It is a humane way to prevent a very dangerous escape. I think this suggestion came from pet expert Warren Eckstein on the Today show several years ago.
Yu are sweet kitty momma to create a wonderful perch for your cat.
marlynn - glad you got the EAT sign!! I love it!
Love the stan shelf and mabel is an inspiration!
The art and rug are FAB, love your style!
So glad that it is feeling like home to you!
we were really lucky, the apartment was already painted these colors that match perfectly. I was so happy! All I did was touch up painting. yay!
Ann from NY
Love the cheery colors.
oops I forgot to post the bedroom, there are two. one for my studio the other is a regular bedroom. it's small!
Jenn - the rug comes from Gracewood Design, it's a hand painted floor cloth. love it!