A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That
I had the pleasure to introduce you to Gabrielle Savoie, of Savvy Home, last week as a new collaborator onto Damask & Dentelle’s blog. Her reflections on what makes a home savvy got me thinking about my own reasons and of my personal set of rules for making one’s home… a home.
I have become a bit of a cheesy gal over the years. I have come to embrace the melted chocolate heart that is in me. Case in point: I cried watching Kung Fu Panda with my kids (the first 5 times!!!). With that cheesiness came the acceptation of doctrines such as: “Home is where the heart is” and “Home sweet Home”. I am not at the point of getting these saying engraved on little wooden planks or stamped on my doormat, but there is something fundamentally true about their message.
Whatever set of rules you abide by; whether you dream of symmetry and order, of a dishevelled miss-mash of sentimental pieces, or of a museum-like collection of antiques and artefacts of centuries past, your home should reflect your deepest values and make you feel comfortable and at peace. As your clothes are a reflection of the person you wish to present to the world, your home is the most intimate depiction of your personality. It is where you laugh and cry, build your dreams and see your children grow, entertain friends and make holiday memories.
That consideration came to me last week, after I met with a lovely couple who moved into their house over a year ago and are longing to make their home … a nest. Their Montréal brick 2 storey cottage, with gorgeous bones, is filled to the brim with personality and the life (& toys) brought in by their 2 young boys. They have great heirloom pieces of furniture, some with market value others infused with childhood memories, and they wish to make it work. He: a more rustic-industrial type of character and she: a whimsical-glamour kind of gal. Can a lifelong love bloom from all of this? Of course!!!!!
Like a drummer beating to his own drum, they too will find their own set of rules and see their mingled style emerge as they come to understand their own set of rules. Because if there is one thing I know for sure is that it takes a little bit of this and a little bit of that for a recipe to be delectable!
source: Idha Lindhag Photography