I am a big lover of HOME. My house is not just my home, it is an extension of who I am. Our environments actually say a lot about us. They tell a story, our story. A few questions for you…
- What is the feeling that get when you think about your home?
- What are you the most proud of when thinking about your home? Be descriptive and detailed.
- What room do you just LOVE, it is your most favorite room and why? Really think here, what are all the reasons you LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this room? You can’t just say because it is filled with all things I like.
- Which room is your least favorite room and why? Describe it in detail.
Look back at your answers. Is it a surprise that you are actually describing yourself when you describe the areas you love and why? Maybe they are vibrating with color and energy, maybe they are the most calm/zen places in your home and you love it when you are in that space by yourself. Maybe it is the “funky” room with all the color and you need to let that funk be seen a bit more outside the home.
Our homes say a lot about us and it’s fun to get an overview without trying to overanalyze ourselves. The answers are all around us. So when you need to ask yourself what do I love about me and why – maybe take a look around and bring a little love inward.
Now, if you don’t have a favorite room, maybe it’s time to create one? Fill it with things that you love rather than things that are “in-style” or only a specific brand. Recently I have found so much joy in finding things I love while I am traveling. I’ve come along way with this as I used to think that buying ‘stuff’ is me just adding more clutter to my home and that anything I did buy would have to match perfectly. I still think there is an element of design FOR SURE but when I see things I love, that anchor me in memories, it creates so much happiness in my home.
I have a handcrafted wooden turtle in my den that was made from the Fiji natives. I love that little turtle. Not only is it known in their culture for bringing good luck and fortune, but it also reminds me of the most beautiful people in the most incredible place. It also anchors me in the moment I met the sweet little girl who was selling the turtle and the biggest smile she gave me when I bought it from her. Those kinds of purchases have meaning. They tell the story of our lives and fill our homes with happiness, love and memories.
What do you crave that you are missing in your life? How can you create more of that within your home to setup your environment to support your dreams?
If you’re not sure, I’d love to help! I don’t think there is anything more fun that working on a little design.
Leave a comment with an area you are struggling with and I will happily provide my two cents 🙂