Dear Santa, Please Bring Me a Herringbone Floor

I've been good this year, honest. So is it too much to ask for Santa to lay a herringbone parquet floor in my living room this year on Christmas night? A herringbone floor is at the top of my home wish list, yet it's also the most improbable gift I could possibly want. So please, commiserate: What's the one extravagant, impossible home improvement you're wishing for this year?

Those of us who spend too much time perusing shelter media all have our own freakishly out-of-reach home improvement desires. One friend of mine wants to line the walls of her lightwell with vertical gardens. Another has her eye on a gorgeous, WAY-too-expensive crystal chandelier on 1stdibs. Yet another wants a perfectly functioning, perfectly adorable old Wedgewood stove.

Of course, such unrequited longings can be painful. But why not indulge a little daydreaming now, during the season of giving and receiving? If a herringbone floor is ever going to magically materialize in my living room, it'll probably be as a Christmas miracle.

Share your own impossible home improvement holiday desire below. What's the herringbone floor of your own wish list?

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