after the painters finished wall repairs
and finished painting our built-ins,
I was blessed with a look at the
negative space in our den.
The space that today is still unfilled.
I had just read
a statement in one of my ‘saved’
Traditional Home magazines-
that the real beauty in a room is found in its negative space-
the space not filled,
the floor not covered,
the window not swagged,
the furniture surfaces laid bare.
And then I thought, it is in the negative space
My den’s history:
*My husband made multiple trips in 1989 across the border into Mexico to Miguel Aleman
to arrange for truckloads of saltillo tiles to be delivered to our home.
Our den is 20x29 feet, which is roughly 580 square feet of saltillo .
He made many trips.
I remember riding with him once and standing in the tile factory
where the saltillo was drying
*And these built-ins, empty and freshly painted today were my first clue
that I need symmetry in my life.
We added this room on when we bought the house, and the builts-ins
when I had the copper top from my island replaced with granite,
I left the copper bar because I couldn’t bear to see it go.
I searched forever for a metal works company in our area that sold sheets of copper
and had the willingness to use it as a bar surface.
What a blessing.
That is where the history is.
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