Ourlittle pied-à-terre we are renovating is the coloration of these last two photos. New iron and glass doors are going in the kitchen and with that, we will also replace two adjacent windows. It won't happen all at once, but the plan is to continue replacing windows around the house with (I hope) shutters to be added not far behind. In any event, I'm working as though the decision is imminent. I'm gathering photos and honing in on what would look best as though I'm purchasing them tomorrow.
I don't know if you have found this to be true, but it seems whenever I work on something as though it is already the case, it somehow comes to fruition. Even when all indicators seem in opposition to what I want; -even when I'm lacking the means or the wherewithal to make it happen.
That reminds me of a phrase my daughter and I often employ for a bit of comic relief:
"I don't know. It's a mystery."
It's from Shakespeare in Love and if you have seen the movie, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about:
After many weeks of renovating, living through the daily dust and delays; it sometimes seems that it will never be finished. But I continue to have faith. I know that this is the "natural condition" of any design project. The best advice is to just "go with the flow." Somehow, everything will come together –just as it should. Strangely enough, it always turns out well. Don't ask me how, though.