You move every three years and often have to stay in homes owned or leased for long periods by our embassies and uh,oh ! every piece of furniture has a ‘life’span. Sofas have15 years, beds 8,etc,etc… It means you can’t change them at will. Instead, you pray ! Or fall at the feet of the Head of Chancery and beg for an upholstery change !
I decided long ago-as have many of you- that I would lug around some pieces of my own furniture, paintings, pieces of fabric,etc, in short, things that would make an impersonal home a personal one.
The pictures below are a flashback to 2010. Those of our residence in Romania. It was beautiful ! A Victorian style house built in the 1920s.
Wonder if you like it ??
And relief,relief-the sofas had exhausted their life so I could change them.I hid the heavy oil paintings in heavier frames upstairs and used the gorgeous Indian craft pieces (our embassies own large numbers of these and have them in their properties), my own pieces of furniture, paintings and fabric and voila ! I had a home I adored .
Thank you Govt.of India !
|The lobby with an extra table set up for a dinner party|
The wood paneled lobby looked warm and cozy with a beautiful Kashmir carpet(the govt’s)and a fireplace
|Evening sunlight and the fireplace|
|The other part of the drawing room|