I’m crushing super hard on this Victorian Farmhouse that belongs to a pastor and his family in Portland (as recently seen on Design Sponge). I have a thing for homes; specifically homes that have soul. The soul of a home. Houses are pretty, but homes have soul. You know, the homes you visit that have personality. Personality in their collected pieces that tell this story and that, until all stories collide and tell “the story.” The story of the home and it’s people. How they grew, where they went, what they saw, who they were and who they are becoming. The homes that have a feel that is all their own. Peaceful. Fun. Restfull. Quiet. Creative. Loud. Quirky. Relaxing. Inspiring. Interesting. That is the soul of a home.
I’ve never been in this home, but I just have this feeling, this hunch, that this home is one of those. And, I think that is why I’m so attracted to it.
I’m crazy over this little catchall corner. I’m working hard to create spaces to catch and contain all of the crap (sorry there is just no other word). I’ve long been coveting expensive bins and racks and shelves, somewhat similar, but not as interesting as this one that looks like it had another life in another place or someone ele’s space. But, it got me thinking….this might not be too difficult to make (or have someone make). It’s going on my list.
Here’s what else is making my list, inspired by this home . . .
A comfy couch. I love the look of ours, but I don’t lounge on it, hardly ever, because it’s not super comfortable. Maybe if it was stuffed with down and the cushions were larger and wider and welcomed me.
I would have passed up a look like this, because there is something so very 90’s looking about it, and something so strikingly and strangely similar to a sofa my mom would have had in our house growing up (the house I live in now). And, yet, maybe thats why I’m drawn to it like a fly to a light. I imagine myself sinking into it and sitting for a very long while. Maybe while watching Growing Pains.
Do you have a very comfy couch? Tell me about it in the comments.
In quite a few bedrooms the beds are just on the floor. Looks easy and chic to me.
And, Bathrooms . . . . . I’m drawn to details in bathrooms. What kind of lotions and potions, but also what kind of lights and little details grace the walls. Like, these tiles in the shower…all from Mexico. There is even one with a mermaid on it. I mean, think of the stories you could tell yourself every single day in the shower.
A cozy chair by the bath, that makes my list, kind of like a fireplace in a kitchen.
And, this porch. I’m having a hard time pulling mine together this year. It looked it’s best like this, but it’s looking a little sad, right now. I’ve got the string lights and I’m thinking a little off centered yarn piece (a way smaller version of this DIY), or something with some plants will waken it right up.
I’m inspired and relaxed after gazing at this home. What about you? Now, all we need is a cup of tea.
Are you crushing on any homes at the moment? Share a link in the comments.
PS – more homes to crush on here.