Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Home Sweet Home

Can't say I care much for the William Morris's politics, but I can't really argue with this pithy statement on home decor (in fact, I mostly live it, except for my office):
"Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."

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  1. The items in my house that I like best are *both*.

    What is different about your office?

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  2. The density of the beautiful objects, and marginality of the useful objects.

    I could probably stand to prune down some...

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  3. I've learned that my perception of "beauty" changes with time. I have to let go of things that no longer please me.

    Does your perception of beauty change too?

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  4. Yes & no.

    I'm usually very particular about what I let into my house in the first place. There aren't many things here I only "sorta" like.

    Normally if it's here, it's for a good reason.

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  5. So do you already have everything you want/need?

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  6. Well, I still need a functional item for the kitchen, something decorative for the couch, and my bedroom's a little sparse, so I probably need something that's decorative AND functional there.

    So... *almost* everything.

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  7. Did I ever tell you I do home decorating? Maybe I could help you out. If , of course, you asked me nicely.

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  8. Ok.

    Would you please decorate my home?

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  9. Yes. I will.

    A few things you should know:
    I'm in the middle of a complex project now and it may take a few months before I can focus on you.

    Because I am somewhat of a perfectionist, it will likely take a long time. It will require a long term commitment.

    It will cost money.

    You ok with that?

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  10. Ok... but no wall-words:

    http://www.wallwords.com/index.asp

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  11. No?

    You sure? They're cute and trendy.

    I had such plans for your bedroom. ..

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  12. ACK! No cute and trendy!

    As for the bedroom... I could use a new bedframe. The one I have now is useless for leaning back against while reading a book:

    http://www.charlesprogers.com/images/product_images/products/paris/thumbs/paris-504x418.jpg

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  13. James Talmage's "Jesus the Christ".

    Very good for filling in some of the external historical background of the New Testament.

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  14. I liked that one. How far into it are you?

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  15. Just finished chapter 38 of 42. Should be done with it before this weekend.

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  16. Probably McConkie's "Mormon Doctrine"

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  17. Heavy stuff. You doing research or something?

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  18. Well, when I get into a topic, I read whatever I can get my hands on until I feel like I'm on top of the subject.

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  19. Have you finished the book I lent you?

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