This week’s blog is celebrating and reflecting on a client’s home that has been nine months in remodeling mode. We are almost finished…still awaiting several custom art pieces, several pieces of furniture and outside painting and landscaping. Every night I leave the home and I lull myself into believing it is done. The truth is that it is never done. This home as well as all of our homes, are breathing organisms that are in a constant state of flux. And this is a very good thing!
I notice each morning when I return to this home, that things have been moved, rehung or switched out with something else. Initially, it was unsettling to me. Soon I realized that this is a wonderful thing because my client’s are really accepting and owning this home. It is changing to reflect their personalities! Homes are not museums and should be loved, prodded and pinched to make them the nest we all so desire. As you peruse the many photos I shot yesterday, please note that I took the pictures to reflect a lifestyle. I did not fluff the bedding, nor did I remove the jacket hanging to dry in the laundry room…all homes should honor that you are going to live in the spaces, therefore, there are particular times that they need to swell to accept your work, messes and be supportive of whatever task are at hand! So please enjoy these photos that show this home in a casual and loving state. The day I took these photos, my client’s son had just returned home after passing his first year at the Citadel. His uniform had just been laundered and was hanging to dry. I thought it charming that I was there to catch real life happening as we are so intent on making this home a showplace. The charm is the lovely lives that this beautiful home now supports.