My sitting room has really become a multipurpose space. Please never say Great Room - as those are usually anything but great. My room is a large classical cube & finished exactly as I planned. How could I have anticipated my 10 year old son’s decision to play ping pong here? What to do? Seconds before guests arrive - out goes the table. Then there is his IronKid competition mountain bike with a kickstand resting on my handmade Canton tiles. Off to the pantry at party time! Yes! Yes! It’s a struggle reaching the vodka bottles, but I usually win. I grew up in houses where we conformed to the perfect decor, so this has been difficult for me. We have a big playroom but my son wants always to be here with me in the centre of things. I could have a pristine decorated space, but this so much better. It’s a lived-in room & my favourite spot to read. I have my fabulous-very-best Albert Hadley story which is all to do with this wonderful comfortable old chair. Someday, I will tell all!