Fall in Love with Your Home by Finding One Special ThingBy
With Valentine’s in the air, it is time to fall in love all over again with your home at Lake Gaston or beyond. I read several other designers’ blogs that suggest working on organization, creating cozy spots and adding fresh paint as ways to rekindle that fire. I am taking another approach. Here I selected five things that make me smile and look forward to coming home.
This bulls-eye painted chest just makes me laugh. How about placing this in the “catch all” space where we drop all our belonging as we come home. Plenty of space to store the dog leash, keys, purse etc. The chalk board painted door makes it easy to leave a message (or a little love note) on the way out the door. Coming home to an organized entrance with storage and a new message would give you something to look forward to.
What to do with all the gadgets? With this chest you can have a way to store and charge all the gear – like phones, tablets and lap tops. This small but functional piece can fit in just about any space. It is perfect for beside your favorite chair. The doors conceal its incredible function. The painted finish and nail head trim are a great cover up for all the “stuff”.
Speaking of gadgets…is this a frog’s version of Google glasses? This frog art is so funny I just couldn’t resist including it as something that may brighten your day, make you happy and love your home.
Looking outside on a winter day can make you feel as gloomy as it looks. Place a colorful piece of yard art outside your favorite window to brighten your day and remind you spring is on its way. This re-cycled metal heron sculpture would look great in your lake view garden.
Those of you who have four legged friends most often look forward to their greeting. Don’t forget to take them along for the ride! This dog art caught my eye because we all would like to hang our head out the window, ears (or hair) flapping in the breeze and being so free!
Here is a final tip for loving your home. Find your favorite, comfortable space and target fixing up that one spot with repurposing what you have or by adding one piece of whimsy to make you happy.
A happy home is a home you will love!
Love to all
Mary Sherwood Lake Living – Working with you to create your lifestyle at Lake Gaston and beyond!