Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Home to Grown Into

It's been about two weeks since I've been in my new home and it's already starting to feel like my new normal.  I'm glad I took everyone's advice in taking my time making this my own.  In the beginning, I felt like if I rushed getting everything that I thought I needed (essentials plus a little extra) that the space would feel fuller, less lonely and more of a home.  But in the end, I realized that it's the unique individual items and ideas that are what make a space feel more like home, not how many things you have in it.  They have to give you joy and comfort.  And if I didn't feel that, then I knew they didn't belong.  It takes time to create a space you feel comfortable in and I've learned that.  For now, I only have the essentials, but that's okay because it's fun slowly growing into a home, having fun finding new things over time and turning it into something that reflects your own personality.  So here are a few things, so far, that have helped turn my home into something I love coming home to.  Only thing missing... is a cat or two.

West Elm zig zag rug and a favorite pair of oxfords.

Weekly fresh flowers in vintage juice glasses on the bathroom vanity.

Holiday owl and lights on a ficus tree.

A flea market night stand and "back to basics" Ikea alarm clock.

A Pendleton scarf dining room table runner.

What are your favorite house things/ideas you love coming home to?


  1. I can help with the cat or two! lol

  2. I love the flea market nightstand and the fresh flowers on your nightstand!

    Sparkles and Shoes

    1. Thanks, Kelly. This night stand cost $30! Can't beat a cheap vintage find at the flea market.

  3. I found your blog bc i you made a comment on an old free people post my shoes were in, then i came to your blog and saw more shoes that i work with. check out our page - mentioning you on 2/15 we represent footwear brands, j shoes being one of them. gorgeous photo.

    1. Thanks for posting! :) I adore my J Shoes. The most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.