Friday, February 14, 2014

Room update: dining room curtains

We picked out some dining room curtains finally! It took a long time to find what we wanted (and for the price we wanted). I like how the prints on the curtains layer with the wallpaper without clashing too much. I like how they both have a kind of vintage feel. And what I like most is it makes the room so much warmer covering that huge window up! We also added a white curtain track that closes off the entrance to the living room. It makes a huge difference when we turn the space heater on because it cuts the size of the room in half. Also, it's kind of hard to see but Seisuke added this vintage clock on the wall. So far the room is simple but has personality.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Room update: Atelier

atelier: a workshop or studio, esp one used by an artist or designer.

I never knew this word until coming to Japan, where they have many shops with the word アトリエ or "atorie" in the name.

Finishing up and reorganizing the sewing/printing room (or atelier, as we like to call it) took a long time. Things just move at a slower pace in the winter, don't they?

Well, walls are painted, curtains are hung, so the room is functional again. We tried moving things around and consolidated a lot so parts of the room are still empty (!) but I'm sure it will be messy again once we start using it.

Here are some pictures I took last weekend!