We have some new things for you to play with. This is not the promised 'R2' release, but a few things that come before it.
Firstly, there are 7 new skills available for learning. Indulge in some Fiber Arts, become a pro Fox Brusher, learn to bend wood and metal to your will and eventually create some furniture. The tools and recipes for these skills are not being released today, but you can get a headstart on learning them.
If you visit your new house, you'll see you have more furniture upgrade choices, along with more wallpapers. Go nuts.
Lastly, we've added a new kind of furniture we call Storage Display Boxes. They show up under 'cabinets' in your furniture bag. If you're already in your home, go back into the world and re-enter to get given some. SDBs allow you to show off the items you have, storing as many of that item as you like, without visitors being able to pinch them. They come in a bunch of fancy styles, so you can show off all your hard-won spoils.
Oh, and one more bonus feature. You can now 'downgrade' furniture to the original base item.