11 September 2008
Little House of Dreams
Ask me where I'd like to live and you'll get multiple answers. "A treehouse in the rainforest? A cottage on the shore of Tahiti? A loft in New York City or perhaps, South America's Buenos Aires?"
Wherever the location of my home might be, I know what I want my house to feel like. I want a house that is small and cozy, with walls that surround you, radiating a comforting warmth, as if you were there amongst dear friends. A home that is humble in size, and not boastful of wealth or material luxuries.
My home must have character, and flaws that upon residence become endearing and beloved quirks. Like paint that is peeling, floors that are worn, and fixtures that have developed soul and spirit from their years of use.
I dream of a home built on a foundation of stories and memories past. A home filled with pieces of flea-market finds and second hand trinkets that keep the secrets of the bygone years.
My home must inspire my mind and those of others, engaging spirit and imagination. I wish to exercise my creativity,and fashion things of mystery and wonderment to fill in each corner and room.
My home cannot be too spotless, as spotless says, "Nothing ever happens here!" Messes can be visually pleasing and heartfelt too. Though any clutter in my home must be clever clutter in itself, and exclude trash and distasteful junk.
Most of all, my home must be a home of dreams, imagination, ambition, hope, compassion, generosity, and with a door wide open to love.
What kind of home would you like? Any dream homes in mind?
Pictures thanks to http://flickr.com/photos/37375240@N00/432855444 & http://thisisloveforever.com & www.flickr.com/photos/veronicatm & www.anthropologie.com And more specifically from Flea Market Style by Emily Chambers, 130 Best Loft Ideas by Bridget Vranckx, and various Anthropologie catalogs.