“A home is a kingdom of it’s own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffe
Home is my little sanctuary. It’s where I feel the most and safe and comfortable. Being in an environment where I’m surrounded by the things I consider beautiful; flowers, pictures of loved ones and trinkets is truly my idea of bliss.
Interior design has always been a passion of mine. As a self professed “home body” it’s important that what I look at in my home is aesthetically pleasing. Curating interiors that create a whimsical and enjoyable experience for my guests and I brings me great joy! Although I don’t curate solely for validation from others it’s always lovely to get a compliment on my decor. When people appreciate the attention you paid to detail that always feels good doesn’t it?
Truth be told sometimes I think it’s easier to express myself through interior design than fashion. Yes, interior design is an extension of our personal style but in a different way. I think interior design focuses on our ability to bring life to empty spaces. Through interior design you can cultivate feelings of warmth and ease, stimulate the mind to work, or dumfound onlookers with glamour depending on your taste. Interior design forces us to use an external canvas to express ourselves. This feel slightly less indulgent than the “look at me” ethos of fashion.
These pictures were taken in between a street style shoot on a break. They capture how I like to unwind; a cup of tea, comfortable clothing, surrounded by candles and coffee table books. Moments like these spent at home play a huge role in sparking my creativity and inform my overall wellbeing.
Designing a home can be a deeply personal process. I believe that our homes give an insight to who we are, what we love, our style and state of mind. We can all embark on the journey to making a house a “home”. Fill it up with things you consider delightful and beautiful, play around with texture in your interiors, consider colour palettes, think carefully about the fragrances filling up your home, create an ambience to suit your mood. Finally, relax, unwind and enjoy your space!
It doesn’t matter what size your home is or how much it cost to decorate, what is most important is that it evokes feelings of peace and love.
The fabulous Iman once said; “Home is where I entertain my friends and nourish my soul”. I couldn’t agree more. My soul is often nourished and restored at home.
How do you like to spend your moments at home?