We’ve been adding a few touches to our house in the last few weeks in an attempt to make it more of a home.
And I think it’s working. We’re much more convinced.
As you can see, we’ve added our couch! We decided to go for it, and we’re already so thankful we did. About a week after we ordered it, we realized that other than our bed, there is no place for to sit near each other.
We also added photo collages on three walls. It allows us to have tons of photos of family, friends, and supporters, and provided a cheap way to decorate! Then the wall behind Stephen has two 11×14 photos of our families. The blank wall across from Stephen (in the top photo) will ideally have an embroidery piece I have plans to work on sometime soon…
We had the cushions on our chairs recovered by Pi Pranee, who oversees sewing at the Partners office. We picked out material–
–the same fabric in three colors. (I’d say they coordinate; others might disagree.) She made us covers for seven large, flat cushions: two red and two purple to make our four chairs comfortable, and then three green ones for additional floor seating. We also have some smaller pillows on the way to add some color to the couch. With the cream wall, cream tile, and cream couch…we needed to add a little color.
And then we wanted to use the fabric in other ways, so we covered buttons and used those on our photo collages, like this:
And thus, we continue to chase the illusion of home 🙂