Last summer I posted images of my friend Suzanne Cooper's lovely home "before."
She was planning to spiff things up, though they looked quite good to me at the time.
She's altered nearly everything other than the furniture itself. Walls, windows, rugs and upholstery have all been refreshed.
I think it looks absolutely fabulous and I'm so proud of her for doing it.
It has been a harder transition than she thought. It always takes the eye a while to adjust to something new and this is so many things new.
And while Suzanne liked the idea of sisal rugs in place of the orientals she's missing them terribly. I keep telling her to be patient, it looks great. Still she stands arms crossed, head cocked. I'm quite sure Dr. Cooper knows those rugs are going to be lugged down from the attic sometime soon.
It was refreshing to see all the big changes, but I spent plenty of time pouring over the details as well.