You know "the look" that you see when you walk into a retail home store & each room is laid out for you, from the large case pieces all the way down to the smallest details? It's all shiny and new and perfectly placed. Instant home gratification, or as I call it, a room in a box. And it can all be yours right here, right now.
Believe me, I'm all about instant gratification, but just not when it
comes to designing my home.
For me, the thing that makes our home a home are the memories of when we bought this piece here and when we found
that piece there. Each one a little snippet of our life - memories in mementos. It's what makes our home uniquely ours.
Did we obtain it overnight? Absolutely not. And there were a few years where we had to live with unfinished rooms. But it was worth it. If we had purchased everything at once, we'd have no stories to tell and the shelves would be lined with merely things, not memories.
You see, almost everything in our home has a special memory or meaning attached.
A home, like life, is better when it's created over time.