While sipping the coffee this morning and thinking about my list of projects and to do’s, I thought about the importance of seeing my little ideas to fruition. There was a time in my life when I didn’t realize how content I’d become with just thinking about ideas (and not doing a damn thing about them)…as if those ideas would just magically materialize out of thin air like some Harry Potter fantasy. There are no magic wands…there’s just work. Effort. Consistency. It’s easy to want to do something…it’s more of a challenge to formulate a plan. A dream is just a pretty picture trapped in our heads until we take the time to mold them into reality. Let’s get to work.
There are many great combos in life; french fries and ketchup, Batman and Robin, coffee and my mouth, and (drum roll, please) books and sunshine. It’s the perfect pairing, and this room is a comfortably complete addition to that grouping. It tidily intersects natural lighting with a handsomely useful workspace, and then throws in the mother of all reading nooks for good measure. Who wouldn’t love to nestle in that monstrous window seat with a good glass of something, and just disappear into a few hundred pages (or into the view, which I’m imagining is stellar)? And a fireplace, too? C’mon, it doesn’t get any better. This, my friends, is most certainly a book lover’s room.
Two words…this view. This. View. For a lover of all things minimal, snowy, and mountainous (I am that person), this is the place. Place yourself (the daydream begins here) in front of that slender, expansive window, looking out into the immensity of that horizon, and clear away all of the…well, just clear it all away. Sit back and relax. Enjoy the view. And go get some coffee while you’re at it.
Light your fire, grab your coffee (or wine), snag your book…and cozy up to the warmth of this week’s great wintry space.
Here’s a little musical mojo for a Monday morning…happy relaxing day to you all!
Indecent Proposal, from Indecent Proposal.
Gone With Leaves, from Hero.
So I really like this room. My love for it was instantaneous. The quiet intimacy of this room, even without the candles (an impressive touch, I might add), is superb. The high ceilings and cushy furniture (and table…good for the coffee and the whiskey) add just a touch of the cozy and a fine dose of comfort to really pull the small space together. And the doors are a great, clever touch to keep the world (and noise) at bay when need be. This, my friends, is a book lover’s room.