I have always looked closely at other people’s homes and things.
Growing up, my family didn’t value material possession or how things should look which really bothered me. Our home was just functional, basic, sparse and always felt unfinished to me. I was endlessly trying to find a way to improve the look and feel of my room, arranging and rearranging things, desperately coveting items from various shops.
When visiting friends I remember creating a scrapbook in my head of what I liked and disliked and what my ideal home would be. Everything was fair game, furniture, colours, arrangement, modern things, antique things. I actually still remember in quite clear details most of my friends’ homes. But at the end of the day, how fancy or humble the home was never mattered to me, I responded mostly to how the home felt, truly felt. How people in it lived and related to one another.
All these years later, I still find myself obsessed about homes and everything about them. I have had the chance to be invited in many beautiful homes and am always surprised at how even as an adult, my old habit still kicks in, I still find myself subconsciously scrutinising everything and taking mental notes as well as to how the house makes me feel. I can easily picture the dynamic of the family living within these walls quite rapidly, like a house profiler if you’d like.
I love doing what I do, I love creating an ambiance that suits you, I love creating a space in your home that tells your story. I love to relate to objects and furniture that have a spirit, not just an aesthetic or monetary value. I believe that is the only way we can together create a space that is equally functional, comfortable and genuine, qualities which in the end, will make it beautiful.
Are you ready to have your home tell your family’s story ?
how fancy or humble the home was never mattered to me