First of all, our living room is so bright that we're worried the sunlight will fade our sofas and our lovingly refinished floors. At about 10am we drop the shades on the south-facing french doors, and from noon we draw the curtains on the west-facing windows. So for most of the day our living space is shaded and faintly funereal.
|The grown-up living room on a glorious sunny day|
|The family room: suns out; shades down|
|You almost wouldn't know the sky outside is bright bright blue|
|Ah, the wind in the palm trees...|
|...and the imminent risk of fire|
Doesn't your heart just break for us?