Thursday, July 5, 2012

A Home

When I have my own home, my hope is that I will fill it with things that I love, that I've collected over time, that that reflect who I am, that are daily reminders of great memories, and that inspire new memories to be created.

I don't want a house filled with a bunch of meaningless decor that I just circled in a catalog and had shipped to my house because it "matched", and I saw people do it on Pinterest so that must be good enough right? I'd go crazy if that's all my house was. I'd feel like there was something missing. Obviously, not every piece in a home will or should have a special meaning attached to it. Some things, of course, are brought in simply because they look nice.

Ultimately, I just hope my future home is an eclectic mix of new and old pieces, including a balance of things that have meaning to me or that simply make me happy when I see them. That mix will be different for everyone's home. I want my home to exude a feeling of warmth and comfort to my family and anyone who spends time in it.

...and that's all I have to say about that.

 All photos from the amazing house featured in House Beautiful. Interior designer: Erin Martin


Michaela said...

I love this. I want that, too! Lots of things that are collected, inspired and old...but with a nice touch of new items, too.

Tiffany Leigh said...

I couldn't agree with you more Courtney! A home should reflect YOU, not pictures you see in magazines or pinterest.

Maria M. said...

I, too, love that "collected-over-time" look. It's so nice to look around a room that is filled with memories. :-) Happy Friday!

Maria & Cameron who loves Jack!! said...

Bravo! I totally agree! Very well written too! - You have a gift in that area and an eye for decor too!! God made you a multitalented lady!

Anonymous said...

I coudn't agree more!

D.M. said...

Courtney, I will confess that yours is one of my very favorite blogs. Love how honest you are, and your philosophy as revealed so far.