“Most people have forgotten nowadays what a house can mean, though some of us have come to realize it as never before. It is a kingdom of its own in the midst of the world, a stronghold amid life’s storms and stresses, a refuge, even a sanctuary.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Travel plays a significant role in how I decorate my home. I’m constantly inspired by the special places I visit and the memories I’ve made along the way. When decorating my first home, I wanted to stay true to my style. It was important for me to create a space that was luxurious yet welcoming. My home is a collection of new and vintage pieces, treasures I’ve picked up on my travels and pieces I’ve given new life to. By mixing these different styles and elements, I was able to create a layered look that appears collected and curated over time. Scents, textures and lighting all play a part in creating the right ambiance. I can light a candle, turn on some bossa nova and immediately melt the day away.
It doesn’t have to be expensive to be special. Like a wardrobe, a home should be layered with pieces you’ve collected over time. Some of the most special pieces are ones you’ve found on your travels. Add mementos and keepsakes, heirlooms or even vintage piece you’ve came across. Knowing how to layer is the key to making any space feel luxurious and inviting.
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