One of my all-time favorite spots was this greenhouse that my mother and father converted into a guest house and a party room–it was either that or tear it down. It was right next to our regular house. There was a small bedroom in the old potting shed and the actual greenhouse had a table down the middle and big cushions to lounge on. There was a simple kitchen along the wall, behind the photographer. The downside was that it got really hot during summer days, it was perfect though at night or for lunch during the fall. It was a really fun place! Lots of great parties there.
Do you have a room or a place that absolutely reminds you of your childhood in a really good way? I just came across this photo of my family’s living room in Southampton circa 1978. We used to have Grease themed slumber parties on that shaggy rug and now, today, I have those hand painted ottomans in my house. Most of all I love the white painted peacock chairs. When you’re eight years old, a chair like that seems like the biggest, safest place in the universe.