Sunday, February 24, 2013

What Makes a House a Home?

Recently, I read this post, written by the amazingly talented Rachel Halverson. I'm sure you know who she is, or have at least seen images of homes she has helped to create.   Her post is about the creation of a home that evolves over time and how you can't create a unique home that truly reflects you by putting all the pieces together right away.

"A home is created over time: layered with stories, precious pieces, memories, and lots of love." (RH)

Interesting, right?  

all images via nest egg

I will admit that I am guilty of trying to quickly pull everything together in our new house - before I've even really had the time to get the feel of the space.  I often get ahead of myself (and certainly get ahead of my budget) wishing this place looked perfect and finished, even though we've only been here a month. I want all the projects to be done now.

But the thing is, I have to remember to enjoy the process.  You know, the hunt for those perfect dining chairs or that amazing fabric for the master. That stuff is really rewarding and even fun.  And I also think it will result in a unique home that reflects the tastes of the family who lives here. It will take time, but it will tell a story about the four people who call this place home.

Slow it down, you know?

Happy Monday!

xo Meg


  1. You are right to take it slow! It seems like on the rare occasion when I have rushed a decision in this house that I have always regretted it!

  2. I'm right there with mind is spinning with all kinds of ideas for our next home but I know that I don't want to make any decisions until we know it's ours and we've gotten a chance to live, breathe, feel the space. I know we're going to be doing a lot of work around the outside of the house in the nicer weather, but I also know that I'll want to start planning for the inside as well (I'm already trying to figure out when I'm going to be able to start taking measurements of all of the rooms - that's the crazy decorator in me). We plan on being in our next house for a while, so we'll do a kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, and probably add another bedroom and bathroom at some point. It's fun to think about but like you said - plenty of time to enjoy the process and really figure out how we want it to look and feel.