Lately I have been thinking about homes that feel warm and inviting, homes that are decorated with beautifully designed pieces, not necessarily expensive, that truly reflect the personal style of the owners. Images of such homes inspire me, even though the style is not something that I'd go for. Sometimes when I'm browsing through house tours in interior magazines or on websites it feels more like viewing a brochure from a furniture designer or a shop. Often these homes feel cold and the heart seems to be missing. It's as if the owners are showing off the expensive pieces they can afford instead of creating a harmony with shapes, textures and colours. Do you ever get that same feeling?
Life is back to normal with the children back to school. I would have enjoyed another week of holiday, it was really beginning to feel nice not having to set the alarm clock or prepare the lunch and snack boxes. But then again I like the morning routine, everyone eating breakfast together and getting ready for school, asking me where to find this and that, even though they all know exactly where to find these things.