Posts tagged living spaces
The tranquility of the beach...in your living room

I recently re-read a favourite book, Gift From the Sea, by Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and it sparked a renewed yearning for the tranquility we get from a warm, beach vacation.

Lindbergh observes that on the beach "we are free of thoughts, at least of their articulation; clean and bare as whitened driftwood; empty as shells, ready to be filled up again with the impersonal sea and sky and wind."

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Sources for a modern comfortable living room on a budget

I've been working with a client this week who wants to refresh her small-ish living room so that it's more comfortable and inviting for her family of four. She didn't need a ton of help - her home is already beautiful and welcoming - but she felt she needed a little help getting the layout right and sourcing some new furniture. I spent just a little time this week through Design Coaching to get her on her way to completing the room on her own. 

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How to Create a Home that Makes You Happy

Hands up if you've drooled over a home in a magazine, on Pinterest or on HGTV and thought, "If my home could look like that I'd be so happy". 

Yep, me too. But in reality, even if we could mimic those homes (on our realistic budgets - ha!) we wouldn't be happy. Because they just wouldn't feel right.  A designed and styled space can look great at first, but your own home - you know, the one you actually live real life in - needs to be rooted in function and meaning, and that can’t come from any magazine or TV show. It comes from your story, your purpose, and your values. If it's just style, it feels hollow. 

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