when we moved, all of our existing furniture would literally fit in one room of the new house, so we've been adding a few things here and there. i've been taking my time, living in the spaces to see if i'd like art or photographs, ottoman/no ottoman, etc.. which i hope will keep me from making costly mistakes, such as the banana boat. (our sofa which i will address in the future) about a month ago we got 2 comfy chairs for the family room. then my brother helped me pick 2 pillows and a beautiful alabaster lamp to accessorize. i'm ready to accessorize but i'm learning that in designer world, they will NOT accessorize your space until all furniture is in place. so it still looks pretty sparse in here, but i'm living with it. then hopefully i'll be able to live by the statement that some famous designer made: don't live with anything you don't find to be beautiful or useful.