Photo by Alexis
Photos by The Style Crone
The SC greets the chill of a November day with a Maeve Carr blue velvet brocade turban and scarf, which were ‘self gifted’ from the hat shop in the ’80’s. Maeve Carr was Donna Karan’s hat designer during that era and I have several of her creations in the hat room waiting in anticipation to be featured in the future. Navy provides the background for varying shades of blue, including a vintage Frank Gallant HERE jacket accented by vintage gloves and jewelry, all discovered at estate sales.
The morning was spent with organizational guru Alexis of Funktional Home HERE, as we brought order to files and papers which have been in disarray. Before the arrival of Alexis, I would walk into a room with the intent to focus, feel overwhelmed, and walk back out, only to feel discouraged and ineffective. It became clear that I needed ‘supervision.’ Having a neutral person to help with decisions about what to shred, what to file and what to save until further notice has made a big difference. I have found someone to work with who is professional, fun, empathetic and willing to engage in a photo shoot before we dig in. Keeping records and documentation regarding every physician appointment, every scan and every medical experience over the past six years only retains The Emperor’s energy in my space and does nothing to honor Nelson. I long to create peace in my home and rebuild the scaffolding of my life.