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05:41 pm: Color coordination
Autumn progresses, and we've been managing to keep busy. The fall rains have been pouring down in earnest. I need to work on pulling all the happy weeds, but the ground is really too wet, so I'm putting it off. Out of all the trees in my yard, only the persimmon is displaying any attractive fall color. I'm sure it will be a lovely sight once the tree is more mature.

Last weekend, my parents and I went to Berkeley for an event in which various artisans about town opened their workshop doors to the public. We walked all over visiting them. There were artisans who made clothing, jewelry, statues, paintings, and even poetry. It was interesting, though none of the art was to my particular taste. My parents are hoping to return sometime to see more of the town.

A few days ago, my dad built a custom window seat for my guest room. There is storage space under the seat, and both sides are going to be bookshelves. The window looks out at the front yard, particularly the roses. Today we visited a shop in a neighboring town that makes custom cushions. I ordered a seat cushion and picked out a fabric design that really brings out the colors of the wood, the walls, and the floor. It's ridiculously expensive, but it should be gorgeous when it's done, and I'm just imagining how many hours of use it will get as a reading nook.

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From:mangaroo
Date:December 4th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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both sides are going to be bookshelves

You'll place bookshelves on either side? Your dad will build bookshelves into either side? The sides which I can't see are already bookshelves facing away from the seat?
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:December 4th, 2012 04:10 am (UTC)
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You'll place bookshelves on either side? Your dad will build bookshelves into either side?

Both, actually. The side walls of the window seat will be bookshelves, and there will be bookshelves attached to the walls of the room on both sides of it as well.
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From:wednesday_10_00
Date:December 4th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
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I love the window seat, and I love imagining it surrounded by bookshelves. That room is going to be so cozy by the time you're done!

Will the custom cushions fasten to the seat somehow? It seems like they'd be prone to sliding around otherwise.
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From:spacealien_vamp
Date:December 4th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
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Will the custom cushions fasten to the seat somehow? It seems like they'd be prone to sliding around otherwise.

The two face panels extend sufficiently that they should keep the seat cushion pinned in place. That's the theory, at any rate.
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From:mvrdrk
Date:December 4th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
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Love those! Your dad is a superdad!
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