Daily Prompt: Clean Slate

The Daily Post’s prompt is “Clean Slate”

Explore the room you’re in as if you’re seeing it for the first time. Pretend you know nothing. What do you see? Who is the person who lives there?

I came into this room in the conventional way…through the front entrance.

The first impressions were of a light, airy, open-plan room. The large folding doors stood wide open and looked straight through to more open doors that led onto a verandah.

The colours of the walls are very neutral.

Catching my eye was a big square blackwood dining table surrounded by eight dining chairs. Do the occupants like entertaining? Do they have a large family?

Further glances around the area showed the open-plan kitchen and then the lounge area. Clearly, whoever spends time in the kitchen wants to be part of the goings on in the house and not shut away whilst preparing meals etc.

Further inspection showed photographs of young adults.  Two were different wedding photos…was it their sons, daughters or a son and daughter who got married. Another photo shows a couple and yet another of a single man.  On closer inspection, the likeness of three of the boys shows them to be brothers and one presumes that the other wedding photo is of a daughter and a son-in-law.

In the lounge, the basic colours of the furniture, curtains and walls is very neutral, with accent colours being brought in with the throw and cushions. Definitely, someone who is going for safe option in decorating…neutral on the large areas and be a little more daring on the things that are easy to change.

Something was missing…ah yes…there was no art on the walls. Why?




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