The kitchen has become the center of life around here. The office is still a wreck and our living room chairs don’t have cushions, so after breakfast we just set up computer camp at the table. The kitchen gets beautiful light every morning and we’ve filled it with plants, fresh flowers, and our favorite candles. A painting by my mom (titled “Bootsie at the Egyptian”, a cat that lived at the Egyptian apartments with her in San Diego, well before I was born) hangs on one wall.
Other stuff, mostly plant-related: A few Boskke hanging planters hang next to the best plant-printed mirror we found at the thrift store. And tons of little plants in pots and jars. I love vintage milk-glass jars as mini planters (there are a ton for sale on Etsy). My mom made the ceramic goldfish planter. We also recently replaced our terrible temporary Ikea chairs with some great old Thonet-style bentwood chairs.