How are you doing? Hanging in there? I've been spending a lot of time this week thinking about home. What does home mean to you?
Is it a place, a person, a memory?
“Home” has changed a lot for me over the years. When I was in college, home was the house I grew up in on the other side of the country, until all of a sudden, it was the tiny apartment I returned to with my fiance after class. When I worked in an office, home was my living room sofa at night. Specifically, the sofa. The past few years, home has been being with my family, wherever they may be, be that my sister's house in Idaho, my Auntie's house in Phoenix, my sister-in-law's in Dallas, or my own backyard here in Orlando.
But in this year of choosing to stay in one place to keep everyone safe, home has become all of the rooms and spaces in this little house we moved into 9 years ago. The house that each of our siblings and their families have lived here with us for extended periods. The house that has witnessed our career changes, and has comforted us through health lows. The house that has kept us safe, and sane, in these long months of the pandemic. This house has turned into a home. I feel so lucky that's it's been a part of our lives.
So even though this year there will be no celebrations in our backyard for Thanksgiving, no plane rides to Idaho for Christmas, no spring break guests or birthday road trips, we'll still have this little house turned home to comfort us.
Normally, I'd start thinking about bedrooms in the fall because of forthcoming houseguests, but alas not this year. This year, I'm thinking of bedrooms purely to add more comfort to our own. I'm wanting softness, warmth and cozy textures more than ever. And this bedroom by Interior Designer Heidi Caillier of her own guest space ticks all the boxes for me. Casual but still pulled together, with soft textures, interesting mixed patterns, and moody colors. It's about to make me paint my walls, tho. Not sure how I feel about that…
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