Maybe it is because I write a column about homes and their décor. Maybe it is because I am in the midst of a bathroom remodel. Better yet, maybe it is because of both of those things that I am invested in my home. When I started writing my column, I didn’t have the first clue about interior design. I didn’t know there were so many choices for counters, floors and don’t get me started on backsplashes. I did, however, have a masters in writing, so I am pretty sure that is how I got hired. So, imagine the difficulty I had writing about something I knew nothing about and sounding like I did. Fast forward, six years and I am now invested. The transformation in my own home has been subtle and are dependent on our finances. It is has been a slow, peeling of the onion to reveal the comfort that I knew was always there.
I am fortunate to see many homes vastly different in their décor and amenities. Amazingly enough I can leave each of those places and love my home even more. Each home gives me ideas of what I like and don’t like. A home is an evolution of the homeowner’s personality. Bold colors, comfortable fabrics, elegant lighting are all used to paint a picture of the people that live there. My home is ever evolving. A project that is never complete. However, through this journey of home visits, I wouldn’t want to trade spaces. My home is represented by not things, but the people that reside here.