First I am happy the new floor is done. The grout I laid this last weekend gave a very nearly perfect match of the grout laid ten years ago. I was able to do a bit of a feather overlay to minimize the line. The new tile works well with the existing tiled hearth. It is not a match but works as a complementary drawing upon colors found in the original hearth. I will not find my eye drawn to flaws in the room. There are a couple but nothing that is so overwhelming that it will drive a perfectionist like me nuts.
We are having company this weekend and after we got the grout down in my studio space we loaded my stuff that had been siting in the middle of the family room back in as fast as possible. So there was no time for sorting of my belongings or rearranging the room We still need to put up baseboard, but that will have to wait until winter. In the meantime I have to say not bad, not bad at all. I am ready for company, but more importantly I am ready to once again be creative in my space.