Ever since we discovered and purchased our first home, I’ve filled my Pinterest with images of beautiful interiors. After reaching a point of saturation that left me overwhelmed and wishing I had a bottomless budget to create a perfectly cohesive and Pinterest-worty space, I decided to stop and be patient. And I decided that the type of home that I want it live in is the kind I live in already: a home filled with loved furniture the hails from many of the apartments we’ve already shared together, all the places that already felt like home. It also contains family heirlooms, vintage finds and a few IKEA pieces. And while I’ve purchased a few new things for the house (this amazing rug that I got on sale, a guest bed, mattress and linens for guests I’m hopeful will come and a sofa remarkable enough to fit down our nearly 100-year-old curved staircase), I’m excited to see how this space grows over the years. It’s true that the shoes that get kicked off after a long a long day don’t make it into the closet most times, but these tiny little trip hazards are reminders of the life being lived amongst these walls. I’ll continue to collect beautiful images of homes (like the one pictured below) all while keeping the perspecticve that our home is already exactly how it’s supposed to be.
Hope you have a restful weekend, friends.
(image via Pinterest)