Sometimes it's easy to question the value of design and pulling together our homes just to our liking and preferences, when so many other pressing concerns exist all around. Is it all simply frivolous, this focus on our homes and design? When taken to an extreme, yes. Yet on the other hand, having a home that welcomes you each day - meeting the needs and interests of each person in the household - can be a pretty wonderful thing. Some days I catch a glimpse of a room or a vignette out of the corner of my eye or my family enjoying being at home, and I just feel so happy to have this home with them.
Seeing a project that turned out just right, and how my family enjoys the space, and I feel joy.
It was worth all the effort...and maybe I'll get around to a few more projects, sometime!
I love the way the light changes the colors of the walls, casting shadows.
And the greenery seen out the windows on a sunny day brightens my mood.
The home is getting broken in, a few dings and bruises,
but I'm happy to see our lives getting played out in such a pretty setting that really gets lived in.
And so, I'm embracing these moments and enjoying this home.
What is your take on the value of design?