Since we'll be here for awhile, we decided to start work on the living areas. There's really not much to do. The previous owners turned her interior into a bright, beach house kind of look. Dad likes to call it a "Nantucket look." It suits the whole crew quite well.
Of course, we added some personal touches when we moved aboard - some of our favorite photos.
A utensil holder that was a gift from our dear friend Sue.
A few paintings to remind us of Maine. It's those little things that make it feel like home.
Today we met with a interior designer who can help us with the floors, upholstery, some additional furniture, and paint. She's mainly helping us with color choices and putting together a plan we can use into the future.
Often people will come to a meeting like this with examples of what they are looking for. It could be the blue of a pretty piece of sea-glass.
Maybe the beautiful pinks from the inside of a conch shell. Or just a favorite shade of green.
But on Red Head our main color selection is Labrador Retriever fur - I mean, those thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy. Right now, most of the flooring and upholstery is very dark and doesn't work with the dog fur in-between Roomba launchings.
The designer left with the task of finding colors and materials that are easy to clean and will hide Dylan and Dee Dee's fur - I mean, those thousands of heavenly fibers of love and joy. After all, it just wouldn't be home without it.