My friend Bellen Drake is a photographer who lives with her family in a fabulous artist loft in Seattle's Pioneer Square neighborhood. Awhile back, I saw a few pictures that she took of her daughter doing a new couch dance.
You know that feeling you get when you bring a new item into your home and it seems to settle in as if it had always been there? That's what happened here. This classically shaped, blue velvet sofa had no pretension over being a bit fancy in an urban space. What I love most about the images below is that they capture an essence of wonder. Via sweeping moves or quiet repose, a perfect combination of euphoria and tranquility is expressed. I especially like that small purple ball in the corner. It's family life after all, and these little touches of normalcy are what make our homes inviting.