As explained in Home Design Innovation: The Happy Place, we were inspired by the designated reading area, aka “Happy Place” beloved by my buddy Neil Ellis to transform a secondary dining area. into our reading room, aka “Happy Happy Place” (well, there are two of us who use the room). We’ve now acknowledged Neil’s influence with the the above plaque.
Neil Ellis: Neil is great friend who plays a respectable round of golf, identifies unseen birds by their calls, completes the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snaps a heck of a photo. His photos are featured here at AllanShowalter.com and can be found collected at Neil Ellis Photos.