I'm on the tail end of the housekeeping. Thank goodness! Che moved into the office, Poet's things are in Che's old room (she still sleeps in our bed) and the office moved to the middle of the house.
We recently moved the dining table into a corner of the lounge-room to make space for a new home-made trestle table and two computers. It makes sense to have our 'work space' in the middle of the play/cook/eat/ space - I can write, Daniel can edit and we can still be amongst it all. When quiet and calm is necessary Daniel takes the kids downstairs to read or nap and I try to not get distracted by the view (there's a small forest in our backyard).
I've also decluttered. I love a good declutter. As a result we have less stuff and more clean space. I decorated Che's room with colour and quirk - a string of pom poms, vintage striped bed linen, raindrops and illustrated art prints. He has a desk built-in to the wardrobe so he can draw and paint there uninterrupted (I still have to photograph it - soon, I promise).
Poet's room is still a work-in-progress but slowly and surely it's all coming together (more on that tomorrow).
For now, as glorious autumn days creep in, we're loving being at home and playing in the garden. It's nice to see the (almost) completion of a project. Until of course I get re-inspired and it all changes again. Beautiful ephemera.
Photos by Tim, film by Daniel