I’ve lived here for 26 years and I know we have had at least a party a year. For the last 10 years we’ve hosted a gathering every month, we call the 3rd Thursday, which is a group of folks who want to work on themselves by setting goals. I get out my china and fix a meal for company and then we read a chapter in whatever book we’re on. Right now that is Peter Walsh’s It’s All Too Much! a book about clutter.
I don’t think my house is gorgeous so much as comfortable, fun, and interesting. It’s 125 years old and was once a farm house. This city grew up around it and now it sits way back from the street so we have a small back yard we’ve made into a courtyard with brick over much of the area, a tiny sideyard and a big front yard.
I saw your paint job and I don’t think it looked bad. My hall is about the same color as your bathroom and my husband’s art studio is about the same as your laundry. Isn’t it funny how a change of wall color makes you want to stay in the room? Our LR was yellow-flowered wallpaper and very formal when we painted the walls turquoise. Everyone gravitates there because it is very soothing and comfortable. And, 125 years ago it was the same color just a few shades lighter.
Two storey ceilings are not something I’d want to tackle. We have scaffolding that we use on our regular 10 foot ceilings and I hate getting up on the ladders.
Whether you paint or you get pros, enjoy the feathering of your nest.