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Firstly, I have to apologise, this blog is going to be a bit wordy but it’s an important one, so bear with me xxx
The key to achieving a timeless home that you have a deep connection with and that you will love for many years to come is surrounding yourself with meaningful things. Don’t just aim to create a home that functions and looks and great, aim higher and strive for a better way of living. Aim for a home with heart and create a sanctuary that has your unique story woven through the fabric of your interiors.
In summary, the strategy involves exploring your past, present and future, looking for colours, patterns, textures, materials and objects that you love, that you have a connection with and that tell your story.
It’s crucial that you just let your brain be free. Focus on the simple task of gathering and exploring, don’t think about how each element will inspire your home, that’s much later down the track. In a nutshell, just let yourself explore.
If you follow this strategy, I promise, you’ll love your home in a way that you could never have imagined.
Start by exploring your past and find colours, patterns, textures, materials and objects that mean something to you or evoke fond memories.
Go through old photos, rummage through an old box or google search images that reflect past times. Think about the places you’ve lived or visited? What was your favourite sport or hobby? Are there any family heirlooms such as fabrics, objects, prints and furniture that mean something to you? What was your favourite piece of clothing and ask yourself why you loved it, was it the colour? texture? form? What flowers evoke fond memories from your past? What trees did you climb?
Growing up, there was this huge old oak tree at my primary school that we used to spend hours playing in and collecting acorns. Now, whenever I see an oak tree I’m transported back to these fun times.
While not every memory from your past has a place in your life now, it’s worth looking into as it’s the foundations of your unique story. You may be surprised at the similarities between what you liked then and the things that you like now.