Home decor may seem frivolous to some, but I see it as a vital piece to my happiness and well being and here’s why. Your home should be a place that you’re drawn to, a place that feels like a vacation from the world in a way. It should be a place you want to escape to, not escape from. Yes, much of that has to do with what you do there and who you share it with, but don’t discount the effect of the actual space itself. If you wake up each day and your first site is a soft, clean, airy space, your mind has one less subject to clutter it. I believe we should create our homes to not only reflect our personal styles and tell our stories, but also to help us relax and unwind. Telling your story doesn’t mean leaving reminding yourself what you wore to work this week because of the piles of laundry covering the floor, or the story of the hobby you gave up a year ago. It should only reflect the pieces of you that bring joy and good feelings. I want to live in a space that GIVES me enough space to be myself. [For my tips on simple-living, click here]
My friends Deanna and Steven bought their house 3 years ago. It’s a sweet Cape Cod located in charming Connecticut. They’re a fun-loving couple who love to be outdoors together and cook meals together. They both work full time and their hectic schedules leave them tired at the end of the day. When they asked me to help them with their master bedroom, I was flattered and delighted at the opportunity. Not only because I truly enjoy this process and it’s such a fun project for me, selfishly, but also because I have a chance to actually affect their lives going forward. I get to create a space that they can retreat to after their long days at work, that they can walk into and exhale. That feeling of peace is invaluable.
With that goal in mind, I created a design plan. I illustrated it with shoppable mood boards a couple weeks back. [Click here if you missed it] Since then, we’ve shopped, brainstormed, and done a few happy dances in prep for next weekend–the big install day!
I’ve tasked the couple with painting their space this weekend. It currently is a buttery-beige tone that was a bit too yellow for the new design. You’ll never guess what color we decided to go with 😉 A beautifully soft and light greige tone…
Yep–Pale Oak by Benjamin Moore! It’s undoubtedly a favorite.
I’m chomping at the bit to get into their space and transform it into the oasis they’ve been dreaming of. Of course, I’ll be posting all about it. Most likely Instagram will get the first sneak peak, so make sure to follow me there! Have a wonderful weekend.
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