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I believed at present it could be enjoyable to share only a few of the little design particulars round our house and why they really feel particular to us. A house feels particular to the individuals who dwell there once they have made a sequence of considerate, private selections for a way they need dwell in it, how they need to beautify, manage and put their private stamp on their environment.
It’s extra than simply the issues themselves, it’s the tales, emotions and experiences behind them.
Listed below are 10 little design particulars we love and the story behind them.
1) Nooks & crannies.
One factor I really like in outdated homes is the little surprising nooks & crannies that you simply don’t all the time discover in a more moderen house. I’ve lived in so many older houses I cherished that I wished to carry a few of that acquainted “outdated home” character to our new kitchen! That is why I really like our show cubbies and dish cupboards. It’s enjoyable to have a spot to place our fairly little issues that may not have a great place in any other case. My husband and I are so blissful these had been labored into the design as a result of they carry pleasure daily.
2) Cookbooks on cabinets within the kitchen.
Years in the past we transformed our 1935 English Tudor kitchen. One favourite component we added there was the in-built cookbook cabinets within the island! We cherished it a lot that we had an identical one added right here on this island! Bookshelves in a kitchen have all the time felt so homey to me, so similar to we did so a few years in the past we look ahead to filling ours with pretty cookbooks and different show gadgets.
My favourite cookbooks are all in this folder.
3. A spot for all the things.
Quickly I’ll share a tour of our kitchen and a number of the particular cupboards we added. However we additionally added many “not-custom” drawer organizers. Whereas they aren’t fancy constructed ins, we had been blissful to avoid wasting cash on what can add as much as be very costly particulars. And now we nonetheless get to benefit from the practicality and great thing about a spot for all the things.
We additionally use baskets in every single place to cover the issues that don’t really feel as particular. Listed below are a number of we now have and love.
Having order in our house and a spot for all the things (which we’re nonetheless engaged on!) brings me a way of peace in our environment. Caring on your house is caring for your self, so I believe it’s worthwhile to contemplate these particulars that can create a way of peace in your environment.
Listed below are 5 of our favourite kitchen organizers:
3) Charming lighting.
Lighting selections are an ideal alternative to make a house really feel particular. As an outdated home lover, I all the time actually appreciated the character of the sunshine fixtures. Whereas ours are usually not classic, we discovered chandeliers / lanterns that we felt match the character of our coastal house. We actually love: these kitchen island lights, our eating room chandelier, and an entry lantern. We additionally added this wall sconce in the lounge and this enjoyable star ceiling gentle within the tiny corridor that results in The Tiny Cottage. Our outside wall sconces for simply outdoors the kitchen on the deck, which I’ll present you quickly.
4) A eating room library.
I’ve all the time dreamed about having a eating room library and I lastly had the chance once we added built-ins to our eating nook! It’s not an enormous library or a big eating room, however they each really feel so particular to me! The bookshelves maintain a lot of my favourite design books, so I look ahead to having fun with flipping via the pages this fall and winter (whereas having espresso on the desk!). Typically we now have to attend or compromise on the particular particulars we would like, however I’m grateful we lastly obtained to see this dream come true!
5) Artwork that tells a narrative.
I really like to gather particular issues that give our house a novel story. Now we have some classic equipment, unique artwork, plates to show, and secondhand items that each one inform a narrative. There are such a lot of issues like that that make us really feel a way of connection to our house.
Once I see a plate I’ve had for years now hanging on a wall on this house, or a bit of artwork I’ve introduced with me from a earlier house, it makes me smile to think about the entire houses we’ve hung them in. It tells me we belong on this house and our historical past is right here.
I hold plates with these hangers! I’ve by no means had one fall off the wall.
6). A welcoming atmosphere.
I really like the entire particulars that contribute to the atmosphere of the room, however my favourite in fall and winter is all the time the easy joys of savoring candlelight. Candles gentle up darkish corners and fill a house with a way of heat and welcome. Battery operated flameless candles will be left on as wanted to cozy the temper on lengthy darkish winter evenings (however we by no means really feel we now have to deprive ourselves of candlelight on gloomy mornings or afternoons!).
Candles make our home really feel like house. The only particulars can really feel so particular!
Listed below are a number of of my favourite flameless candles:
7) The Christmas Tree nook.
This might be our third Christmas right here on this home, are you able to imagine it? Yearly we’ve loved attending to know this house and make it extra our personal. Final 12 months I spotted that is our Christmas tree nook! It made essentially the most sense in our small front room. We obtained a striped chair for this spot final 12 months as a result of it was simply the precise dimension to make room for the tree and it wasn’t too heavy to maneuver. In our furnishings shuffle after the renovation we introduced the striped upstairs (one in our bed room and one in our visitor room) and obtained one other in the identical kind of chair however in a plaid material.
Yearly we start to higher perceive the little issues that make us really feel at house, proper all the way down to the small particulars like the place our Christmas tree suits greatest or what dimension chair we like to sit down in for every nook. We don’t get each factor proper the primary time however it’s enjoyable to experiment and make discoveries as you reside within the house.
Most of all it’s the recollections made in every nook and thru each season that makes our house really feel so particular to us!