Mom Visit

I've had a family-filled July. My dad came for a visit at the beginning of the month, then everyone went to Rochester last weekend to visit my step-sister Tracy, and now my mom is coming to town tomorrow.

My mom hasn't been to visit me in Brooklyn since 2003, and even then, she only stayed for about 12 hours. (She came for my Save Karyn book party... in at 5pm, out at 5am the next morning.) I'm so excited to have to here that I painted the apartment. It looks so pretty!

Someone asked, "Is your mom that high-maintenance that she'll care what your apartment looks like?" The answer to that is no, I just want it to look nice for her.

Okay, it's a little too sunny in here to get a good picture of it, but here goes.

The color is a very subtle stone/putty. It's more gray and less tan than it seems in the picture. I love the way the glossy white molding stands out from it. I didn't paint the wall with the windows, but I think I'm going to.

Oh, up at the top on the right is my yarn stash. I didn't finish hanging it all yet, but it's pretty clever storage, isn't it?