before we dive into the room of the week ~ can we just talk about the holidays?  holy exhausting.  how were yours?  it is amazing to spend time with family, see the kids excitement, toast a new year with friends and family, but this girl needs a nap.  after all that merriment.

and now, a little inspiration from Elle Decor…  does this feel too stark after having the house filled to the gills with christmas and hanukkah, or is it just the right visual break from all of that?

a great example of a dark floor grounding a very light room.  très élégant.

i put away all the holiday decorations and re-arranged all the furniture.  living room and dining room got swapped, etc.  i’m a huge fan of change, and it feels like a breath of fresh air.


image from Elle Decor