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I assumed in the present day it could be enjoyable to share only a few of the little design particulars round our house and why they really feel particular to us. A house feels particular to the individuals who dwell there once they have made a collection of considerate, private selections for a way they need to dwell within the house.
A house that feels particular is extra than simply the issues themselves, it’s the tales, emotions and experiences behind them.
Listed below are 7 little design particulars we love and the story behind them.
1) Nooks & crannies.
One factor I like in previous homes is the little surprising nooks & crannies that you simply don’t all the time discover in a more recent house. I’ve lived in so many older properties I liked, so I wished to deliver a few of that acquainted “previous home” character to our new kitchen! This is the reason I like our show cubbies and dish cupboards. It’s enjoyable to have a spot to place our fairly little issues which may not have a great spot in any other case. My husband and I are so completely happy these have been labored into the design as a result of they convey pleasure day by day.
2) Cookbooks on cabinets within the kitchen.
Years in the past we transformed our 1935 English Tudor kitchen. One favourite aspect we added there was the inbuilt cookbook cabinets within the island! We liked it a lot that we had an identical one added right here on this island! Bookshelves in a kitchen have all the time felt so homey to me, so similar to we did so a few years in the past we sit up for filling ours with beautiful cookbooks and different show objects.
My favourite cookbooks are all in this folder.
3) A spot for all the things.
Having order in our house and a spot for all the things (which we’re nonetheless engaged on!) brings me a way of peace in our environment. Caring on your house is caring for your self, so I believe it’s worthwhile to think about particulars that can create a way of peace in your environment.
Quickly I’ll share a tour of our kitchen and among the particular cupboards we added. However we additionally added many “not-custom” drawer organizers. Whereas they aren’t fancy constructed ins, we have been completely happy to avoid wasting cash on what can add as much as be very costly. And now we nonetheless get to benefit from the practicality and great thing about a spot for all the things.
We additionally use baskets in all places to cover the issues that don’t really feel as particular. Here are a few we have and love.
These are considerate, intentional particulars that almost all different individuals won’t ever see and should not even respect, however they make us really feel nurtured in our day after day experiences house.
Listed below are 5 of our favourite kitchen organizers:
4) Charming lighting.
Lighting selections are an ideal alternative to make a house really feel particular. As an previous home lover, I all the time actually appreciated the character of the sunshine fixtures. Whereas ours aren’t classic, we discovered chandeliers / lanterns that we felt match the character of our coastal house. We actually love: these kitchen island lights, our dining room chandelier, and an entry lantern. We additionally added this wall sconce in the lounge and customized it with a novel shade and this fun star ceiling light within the tiny corridor that results in The Tiny Cottage. Our outdoor wall sconces for simply outdoors the kitchen on the deck, which I’ll present you quickly.
5) A eating room library.
I’ve all the time dreamed about having a eating room library and I lastly had the chance once we added built-ins to our eating nook! It’s not an enormous library or a big eating room, however they each really feel so particular to me! The bookshelves maintain lots of my favourite design books, so I sit up for having fun with flipping by the pages this fall and winter whereas sitting on our window bench. Typically now we have to attend or compromise on the particular particulars we would like, however I’m grateful we lastly bought to see this dream come true!
6) Artwork that tells a narrative.
I like to gather particular issues that give our house a novel story. We’ve some collected and classic equipment, authentic artwork, plates to show, and secondhand items that each one inform a narrative. They offer us a particular connection to our environment.
After I see a plate I’ve had for years now hanging on a wall on this house, or a bit of artwork I’ve introduced with me from a earlier house, it makes me smile to consider the entire properties we’ve hung them in. It tells me we belong on this house and our historical past is right here.
I cling plates with these hangers! I’ve by no means had one fall off the wall.
7) A welcoming atmosphere.
I like the entire particulars that contribute to the atmosphere of the room, however my favourite in fall and winter is all the time the easy joys of savoring candlelight. Candles gentle up darkish corners and fill a house with a way of heat and welcome. Battery operated flameless candles might be left on as wanted to cozy the temper on lengthy darkish winter evenings (however we by no means really feel now we have to deprive ourselves of candlelight on gloomy mornings or afternoons!).
Candles make our home really feel like house. The only particulars you get pleasure from can really feel so particular!
Listed below are a couple of of my favourite flameless candles:
BONUS: The Christmas Tree nook.
This will probably be our third Christmas right here on this home, are you able to imagine it? Yearly we’ve loved attending to know this house and make it extra our personal. Final yr I noticed that is our Christmas tree nook! It made essentially the most sense in our small lounge. We bought a striped chair for this spot final yr as a result of it was simply the correct measurement to make room for the tree and it wasn’t too heavy to maneuver. In our furnishings shuffle after the renovation we introduced the striped upstairs (one in our bed room and one in our visitor room) and bought one other in the identical sort of chair however in a plaid fabric.
Yearly we start to raised perceive the little issues that make us really feel at house, proper right down to the small particulars like the place our Christmas tree matches finest or what measurement chair we like to take a seat in for every nook. We don’t get each factor proper the primary time however it’s enjoyable to experiment and make discoveries as you reside within the house.
Most of all it’s the reminiscences made in every nook and thru each season that makes our house really feel so particular to us!