Let’s not beat around the bush, here. We’re living in a crazy time where most of us are confined to our homes. I’m spending more time than ever with my spouse and children and want to make it as comfortable and relaxing as possible, for everyone.
a little back story.
It was after our honeymoon to Punta Cana that I came home on a mission to make our house feel more like a summer vacation spot. I knew I wanted to create a space that sparks joy with nature and beauty year round. My goal has always been to create an environment for our children where we’re able to create wonderful memories together. I’ve found that my fondest memories are tied back to scents, which is why I have candles burning on the daily. I want them to have the joy I experience when I smell my mother’s perfume or a candle grandma used to burn, that take me back to a place of comfort.
Going back to our honeymoon, it was the little luxuries of incense and body lotion in our hotel room that Mitchell and I both enjoyed and I now keep as staples in our home. I feel as though incense and Bvlgari’s Eau Parfumee Au the Vert will forever remind us of a special time, starting our lives together as husband and wife. I can’t tell you enough how important I’ve found investing in the details of our space to be, not only physically but mentally and spiritually.
I want to encourage you to create a space of your own that offers both comforting and nurturing vibes where you’re able to relax and unwind, so that you’re ready for whatever life throws your way.
start with the core.
I’d suggest starting with the key pieces that not only get used the most, like your couch and dining table, but also take up the most space. These are the pieces you that will help create the vibe. I love a drift wood color dining table and an extra deep, comfy couch.
add on the layers.
The layers of the home are the textures that add dimension and comfort, like rugs, throw blankets, decorative pillows, trays, flowers and candles. My current favorites are jute, marble, linen and tree branches.
work with what you got.
Mix things up and shop your own home. I love a good upgrade. Our dining table used to have a white lacquer finish, but I knew I wanted a natural wood so we sanded it down and stained it teakwood. It was something Mitch and I worked on together and were able to do in a weekend.
From seashells, to flowers and branches, earthy elements instantly bring life to a room. I’m a BOI (born on an island) so seashells to me are a piece of home. And there’s nothing that brings a room to life quite like fresh cut flowers or plants. If you’re known as a serial house plant killer, you’re not alone. Don’t fret, there are plants that need little water and light to survive and if all else fails, remember there’s always faux.
No matter how your space comes together, I hope it feels like home.
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