sunlight... Seriously, every room in our house is set up in such a way that we can be sitting in direct sunbeams when the time of day is right, even if it makes the arrangement otherwise a little kooky. We've got our priorities and now more than ever, the priority is for warmth and sun.
But we know some people aren't as needy of the sun as we are. Still, we're genuinely mystified when we walk into a client's home on a beautiful sunny day and they don't have the shades wide open. (The shades are only down in our photo above to make it easier to get a decent photo.) We get it that some people don't like or crave direct sunlight the way we do. Others worry about fading textiles. That's one of the advantages of buying most of our furniture on Craigslist; there isn't a huge financial investment that makes us worry about things like fading.
What's your relationship to your space and the sun?
(Image: Kyle Freeman, from Kyle's Jamaica Plain Gem House Tour)