Since 2014, my husband and I have built two homes together, and fully renovated a third. I know there will be a fourth. Hopefully not a fifth. If there is one thing we are good at, it's moving. Something we have learned is that if you hold onto only that which you love the most, 'home' can easily be taken anywhere. We keep very simple, neutral furnishings that have served us through all of our spaces (and will as we move, again...). We invest in wares of quality that will function for many years. We surround ourselves with the things that only mean the most to us, for example, our shelves are adorned with bits and pieces we made or purchased to decorate our wedding day. They offer priceless memories, artifacts that hold onto the very moment our family began. We love books, which are both beautiful to look at and boundless treasures in their own right. Vintage linens and needlepoints are things we have gathered along the way, like pieces of lost art. We also love negative space. It's like any other silence we need, a break from the noise of life. I believe equally as important as it is to hold onto what is dear, so it is to let go of what isn't. When you know what you love, it's not hard to create home. Simplicity in a space, to me, really is about placing the focus on what matters most. Our home tells our unique story, and that's all it has to say.
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