Ahh, the holidays… nothing brings out the homebody in me more…
She said with a huge smile. I’m so blessed to have a place to retreat to each day that brings me comfort and peace. I truly enjoy spending time at home. I’ve been this way for so long, I can’t remember when it started. I’ve always said “twenty-something on the outside—eighty-five on the inside”. Anyway, when it gets so bitter cold outside, we all spend more time indoors. This year, I was excited as ever to decorate for Christmas, but put out much less than usual. If you’re a regular reader, I’ll sound like a broken record, but… I wanted to keep the noise down. Keep the clutter to a minimum. I put out just things that spark joy! The pretty paperwhites, and twinkly lights do the trick!
I am so excited to share our new den with all of you today!! I can’t even tell you the sigh of relief I’m taking as I write this! This project has been in the works for what feels like forever! Not because it was hard to do or that we had any troubles, but it took time to not only collect the pieces and decide on the vibe of the room, but to decide on WHAT this space was going to be! It was an evolution and we took breaks and came back to it. Now that it has come together, I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all! I hope you enjoy our vintage-coastal den reveal!
It’s difficult to find the balance between creating moments of interest around your home and having just plain clutter. I love vignettes but I love minimalism too! I’m constantly taking things out and then putting things away. It’s empty! It’s cluttered! It’s empty… I want our house to feel lived-in, not like a museum, which is why I can’t commit to a totally minimalist style. Here are a few things that have worked for me, as well as some spots I still struggle with!
Our first place was seriously lacking character and warmth. Even when we brought in furtniture and window treatments, it still felt so bare! Enter my first houseplant. A little Christmas Cacuts! I loved having it and quickly added more. Now, in our house, we have a bit of a jungle going on.
They’re all thriving here! Plants are a great alternative to fresh cut flowers, because they last so much longer which, in turn, costs less. You know I love that.