Now that I’ve been blogging for almost 3 years (which I can’t believe), I feel that I have created a platform to share inspirational ideas and techniques to create a home that may have only been dreamt about in the past. With each and every post, I strive to inspire others through my words, personal DIY creations, and experience as a Designer. I have opened up my home in hopes to share and show others that a home should be a place you love and enjoy living. A home should reflect who you are. A home should tell your story, thus creating a meaningful home.
Starting Monday, 5/6, and continuing over the next few months, I have an amazing lineup of other inspirational people who will be opening up their homes to share ideas and show you how they’ve created a meaningful home.
So who are these incredible, inspiration people? Well my fellow Blogger friends, of course.
I am so thankful that these fabulous Bloggers will be taking the time to contribute to this series because creating a meaningful home is truly near and dear to my heart. As a Designer, I work with homeowners to break free of the norm. I strive to have them look outside-the-box and push their limits, yet still create a home that reflects them. I know I’ve done it right when more of the important things surround them than what was even displayed before I walked through their door.
A favorite quote of mine by Nate Berkus in Decorate by Holly Becker.
Before this exciting blog series starts, here are a few of my tips on creating a meaningful home…
So how do you create a story; a meaningful home?
1. What interests you. Think about your hobbies, interests, passions, or simply what makes you happy. Whether you enjoy photography, traveling, movies, fashion, etc., introduce elements that reflect what you love. It might take some inner soul searching, but when you find the real you, your home will translate the story.
2. Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will your home. Embrace that a home is ever-evolving. It will continue to change as you grow and as your collection(s) and passion(s) change.
3. Age and Time. A meaningful home has to take time and age to create. It’s understandable that we bought meaningless art when we were first starting out. We were young and had nothing of real meaning yet. That’s okay. I still have some meaningless things. But as I get older and my home changes, it reflects more of us and the story that we’ve created.
4. Store-bought items are okay. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE to scour the shelves of Target, Ikea, and Homegoods, but the things I buy, I truly love and reflect my style amongst my DIY creations, thrift store finds, and personal momentos. I don’t just buy, to buy – that’s meaningless.
5. Find the inner DIYer. I’ll be honest, until I started blogging, I was not at all as creative as I am now. The more I create, the more creative I’ve become. The many projects that I’ve tackled give me and my family great pride. It allows us to appreciate the home we’ve created. Our home celebrates who we truly are.
6. Forget the rules. You can absolutely be inspired, influenced, or acquire help to create your home, but there are no rules or specific trends that HAVE TO BE FOLLOWED. A home should be created the way you want. When working with clients, I often say, “I like XYZ , but at the end of the day you have to love it since this is your home”.
Want to see who has been apart of this fabulous and real series? Click on the links to see how these Bloggers have created a meaningful home…