My Great Uncle Newman once tried to engineer a machine that would scribe a perfect circle. He of course knew that no such thing could be invented. None the less, he tried to get close.
But ultimately, it also needs to be a space that I can live in with a certain amount of functionality. So the task at hand is how do I keep the aesthetic and still find a way to deal with the everyday needs of living? Where do I put the dirty laundry, the wires to the computer, etc.? I'm getting a bit tired of piles and storage boxes...
I have been trying to do this slowly, which I think is good self-advice. Household furnishings, sometimes found in antique/junk stores are somewhat rare. Cost and quality come into play. Textures and color seem important. And what there is available, is built for the traditional house with 90 degree angles. I am attempting to fill a round hole with square pegs!
So for the time being, I will continue to go slowly, looking, thinking, and learning to be patient with space and place.
Next time: What grows here?