Artful Living

home within

One way to enjoy Summer Holidays be they at home or abroad is to find the “home” within each of us. Today, I think of those far away from home and how they find time to make room or a spot in their space to reflect their love of home. It could be a small corner, romanced with letters, photos of just something “familiar” that reminds us of those we love.

Are there books or images that you have collected that make you think of a far away place that you want to bring home?

Years ago, I started to collect poignant images that I carefully glued into a book that I titled -“Interiors of the heart.”

Dreamy rooms, sumputous sofas, walls laden with art and all things that I felt made a room a home. A mix of European order and American nonchalance, some images more formally cluttered and others just casually right.
I began this book long before I had my own home, nor even had the “twinkling” a home would loom in my horizon.

We looked at so many houses while our twin sons were wee lads. On more than one occasion, I hopped out of the car, vowing we would never find anything we could afford, nor would I want my own dog to live in. Funny thing is, we did not even own a dog at that time.

images are from my journal and my home, back view.
We have learned to make room within our home as well as in the garden.
Tell me, what makes your home within more evocative?