It has now been one week since I moved here, and so far I’ve been quite happy. I feel safer here. More settled. Even though the apartment is anything but settled at this point!
However, we have one corner of the kitchen arranged and almost fully decorated.
The Coffee Bar:
It’s a galley kitchen, so it’s a bit hard to get good photos.
The sideboard had been on one side of my bed before. But I thought it would be a perfect coffee bar due to its size, height, and how it fits perfectly in this area of the kitchen.
The Crushed Oregano Green Painted Furniture:
I am putting each furniture piece I painted Crushed Oregano years ago in every room.
Scattering colors that are dominant in your home helps to balance rooms with your preferred color choices, and thus begins to establish a color palette for your home.
It’s one of the few pieces of furniture left that I brought with me from Texas. Actually, I think there are only two pieces of furniture total, and this is one of them.
That segment of my life has been just about phased out.
This is a view of the painting without the frame surrounding it so you can get the essence of the piece.
The artist is Janet Hill. Various other paintings of hers are on my living room floor waiting to be placed somewhere. But this is the largest one.
Where This Painting Was Before:
This painting had been in my bathroom over the toilet in the old apartment. I felt it was kind of wasted there, but I didn’t seem to have a good place for it.
I think it works quite well here above the coffee bar.
It is a peaceful and sedate piece. And I love the richness of the color of the green vase and the colorful flowers inside it.
Teri hung the painting yesterday afternoon, and I have been delighted with how this corner of the kitchen is shaping up.
I realize that the angle from which I took the photo seems to suggest that the coffee maker, mugs, and lamp are squished together.
But in reality, they are not. I will try to get a better view of it for you later on.
My Fabulous Helper Teri:
Teri came yesterday and just about has the entire kitchen under control. She’s a wonderful organizer. I think she organized my spices alphabetically!
She has been a fantastic help to me. And I will be forever and ever grateful to her for her kindness and generosity.
The many hours Teri has helped me both move and unpack my belongings are beyond what I would have expected from anyone. And she doesn’t even live in Tulsa.
You don’t find that kind of friend very often. So selfless of her time. And whose decorating ideas correlate so well with mine.
I’ve been thankful for her ideas for the placement of furniture and wall decor.
Between the movers, Kendra, Kasi, and Teri, the move here is now complete and the rooms are being arranged and decorated. This apartment is quickly becoming home.
Sometimes I guess it truly does take a village. Or part of one anyway.