Yes, I'm a delight. I know.
Something clicked recently, though, and I'm much more content with what we have and how we're using it. I still imagine how the apartment will evolve but my fantasies are less abstract than they were; rather than being consumed by a general sense of "this isn't finished," I've defined a few things/areas that will change eventually. And, I was surprised to discover, making peace with "eventually" was a big part of my adjusting my mindset. Our apartment isn't unfinished - it's simply in progress.
To that end, when I do think about what this apartment might look like down the road, I'm much more intentional. I no longer let myself get carried away by pieces or aesthetics that either don't work with our space or with Jon's taste. (Our somewhat distinct preferences have made decorating an interesting challenge! To be discussed in another post...) Ideas can come from anywhere, sure, and can be adapted to anything, but I limit myself to dreaming about what realistically fits our styles, budget, and life when I idly search through Craigslist, page through catalogues, or scroll through design websites. I've even started following a few Instagrammers whose homes serve as inspiration within reach for me - here are some of my favorites at the moment: