Ever since the beginning of time with cavemen writing on the walls of caves depicting their adventures and stories, we’ve communicated how we live by the things we surround ourselves with. Yes, ‘home is where the heart is’, but creating a home with meaning that reflects YOU and YOUR STORY is just as important to honor where you’ve been, what you love, and what’s most valuable to you.
“We love that our belongings honor where we are from and where we have been. Our home houses our story.”
Photo Credit: home of Hanni Liliedahl and Jesse Silacci, featured on Design Sponge
I am over-the-moon happy to announce the start of Year 3 for the CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series which will feature fellow bloggers over the coming 2-3 months who will open their homes and share the story they’ve created on the walls + in the spaces of their homes.
I am thrilled to have created a platform to inspire and share my thoughts on design and decorating a home. With this blog series, even more great ideas + personal stories are shared about how a meaningful home can be created. Whether a thrift store treasure, a garage sale find, or hand-me-down ‘something’, anything that catches the eye and reflects YOU is something that should be incorporated in your space.
Can you believe it is YEAR 3 of this special series?!
This year, the equally incredible Blogger + Designer Mandi Gubler of Vintage Revivials is kicking off the series. I am so thankful to her for taking the time to share her homes story with us. Mandi has impeccable style and was voted one of Better Homes and Gardens Top 10 DIY Bloggers this year. She’s been on Nate Berkus, has had countless magazine features, has a huge blog following of DIY enthusiasts, and is just fun + fearless.
Here is a picture of her and I when we met at a blogging conference a few years back…
Without further ado, here’s Mandi’s story…
Oh my gosh you guys, I am so excited to be here today! I am Mandi from Vintage Revivals and I am thrilled to chat with you about something that is so near and dear to my heart! Creating a meaningful home.
I have a story for you about a girl. For some reason this girl had this preconceived notion that creating a meaningful beautiful space required 2 things, money and an interior designer. One random day 5 years ago she stumbled upon the world of DIY blogging and was BLOWN AWAY. It shattered every idea that she had about decorating. And even though she had literally no idea how to do any of it, she jumped in with both feet. That is how Vintage Revivals was born. The undaunted motivation of a spray paint virgin.
Along the way I’ve found that while there are a million different ways execute making your space feel like home, that feeling that we are all trying to capture is the same. Safety, comfort, a place that we can feel like ourselves.
For me this means that I can be creative, wherever the mood strikes.
It means that my kids have bedrooms that feel like childhood.
And the biggest thing is that it is always changing and feeling different.
I feel like there is this gaping chasm between the beautiful images that we see on the internet and the boring beige, boob light infested places we deal with in real life because they are good enough.
Get inspired and do something exciting to your house, I know you wont regret it!
And have you checked out Mandi’s latest love… The Nugget. A complete trailor renovation filled with DIY inspiration + creations! Goodness, my wheels are spinning with love & ideas.
“Safety, comfort, a place that we can feel like ourselves.” … That’s it, that captures what WE ALL WANT. No matter our style or size, we are all trying to capture the same essence of home. It’s truly about the feeling that is conveyed on the walls of our home + the things in our home. I’m always in awe of what Mandi creates and I am overjoyed that she is kicking off this annual series of Creating a Meaningful Home.
A home should tell the story of who you are and what’s in the home should have purpose.
Later this week and continuing over the next few months, I have an amazing lineup of inspirational friends / Bloggers who will be opening up their homes to share ideas and show you how they’ve created a meaningful home.
Let’s get started!