January Cure. There are still some things on my list for my apartment, and I will share as I tackle future projects, but this task oriented list has me started and on a good schedule to keep making my home more me and more comfortable and enjoyable. Here is what I worked on this week. Day 19: Catch Up Day. Changing out my old pillows with something new went a long way toward refreshing my living room area.
Day 20: Hang That Artwork. I had had a food related image that I have wanted to hang in my kitchen for quite some time, so I finally got the ladder out and hung it up. I like how it brightens the neutral room but without taking up too much visual space in my small kitchen.
Day 21: Spruce Up and Surface Clean. Cleaning is never fun (for me) but now that the clutter is gone, it is so much easier to keep my space clean. Putting effort into your home is also a good motivator to keeping it clean. It may not be perfect, but it never will be and that is ok. The Alessi Nuvem Wire Basket looks better with something other than remote controls in it, but that is for another day.
Now that it is cleaned out a bit though — dusting and mopping is less of a chore.
Day 22: Shop For Get Together Goodies. I am not a huge cook, so I am more likely to put together a little cheese plate if a guest is coming by rather than make a meal. In this case, I wanted to make something a little special since my guest was past House Tour participant (and pastry chef) Mark, whose colored filled home is an inspiration to me and who baked a lovely cake for the day of the tour which I was lucky enough to get to enjoy after our photo shoot was finished.
Day 23: Pat Yourself on the Back, Relax and Celebrate! This is definitely the best part of cleaning and re-organizing your home. WIth a clean slate, baking felt less overwhelming to me, and having guests in my home feels relaxing. MORE OF LIANA'S JANUARY CURE: • Week One • Week Two • Week Three • Week Four (Images: Liana Walker)