Six months in, and the permanent drapery hardware is finally up. I got the curtains from India via Amazon. Wanted pure white, with silver sari trim, and that's exactly what I got.
It amazes me how not-overwhelming that giant photo of Mono Lake appears!
Soon, we will be hanging a display case on the wall over the white console. Then I will decide if the console needs to be painted a different color.
The above was taken from my vantage point by the front door. To my left was this:
On top of the bookcase there is a collection of art that will eventually go in the kitchen. Also, you can just see, at right, the new inexpensive drum chandelier that is plugged into a timer. It is BRIGHT - I have to find a less assertive bulb! We were thinking of hanging it from the ceiling, but I kind of like it where it is - the cord is unobtrusive and the light goes where I want it.
From the kitchen doorway, a view through in the other direction. Now you can really see why I call this the Morning Room.
It is a very nice space to do my yoga - much more room to stretch out (on a rug) than I had before.
In the third picture you can see the skeleton of our vintage Swarovski chandelier. It has to be rebuilt, and then I can put all the crystals back on and it will be functional. Up to now I haven't needed much extra light in that area (have been using a desk lamp), but we are getting to a point where I will want to spend more time indoors doing things that require artificial lighting, so ... rebuilding light fixtures is in Mr. P's domain. This means some minor nagging may soon occur.