I Forgot to Mention

On our way back from Richmond, Virginia, a few weeks ago we stopped at Ikea to buy a sink and faucet for the conservatory bathroom.

The faucet fits on the Ikea sink and faucet.
The faucet fits on the Ikea sink and faucet.

I forgot to mention that I bought something else.

Our Ektorp works well in the living room.
Our grey Ektorp works well in the living room.

When we bought our Ektorp sofa I chose the grey (Svanby Gray) cover.  It’s been a sophisticated yet cozy look all winter. (My son came over the other night and swore the sofa was blue until he actually looked at it.)

Blekinge white
Blekinge white

Now I’m ready for something lighter since the south-facing living room actually gets more sunlight in winter than in summer.

A corner against the still-unfinished curtains.
A corner against the still-unfinished curtains.

I almost didn’t buy this creamy white cover because at the Ikea store it is lit with lighting that makes it appear bright, stark white.  But actually it works very well in our warm grey living room.

It looks good with the blue pillows, too.
It looks good with the blue pillows, too.

I might have other summer changes in store if I can just find the time.

Do you make seasonal changes in your house? Big changes? Small changes?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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