Since it's winter and I'm having a hard time coming up with blog topics, I thought I'd do something similar.
This is one of my favorite places in our house, because it's where my husband sits when he reads to us at night (we're currently listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix). He's so much fun to listen to - his voices and silly faces keep us all riveted.
When we bought the house (2 years ago as of December 2), there was 30 year old carpet throughout the living room and our bedroom. We pulled that all up before moving in, and C. meticulously refinished the original hardwood floors, which turned out beautifully despite being full of staples and covered in water stains. I tiled the entryway not long after.
I love this chair, with its rich colour and subtle rose pattern. We bought it used from someone on Craigslist, but it came from Ikea originally. I realize this is a controversial thing to admit (considering they're a huge multinational corporation), but I like Ikea furniture because their products are free from formaldehyde (a major contributor to indoor air pollution), and brominated flame retardants, and to find furniture without these things elsewhere could potentially cost a fortune. Buying their products second hand is a good option if you don't want to support them directly.
The nice warm glow coming from the lamp is courtesy of my new favorite light bulbs.
Where's your favorite place to read a good book?