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I believed right now it will be enjoyable to share just some of the little design particulars round our house and why they really feel particular to us. A house feels particular to the individuals who stay there once they have made a sequence of considerate, private choices for the way they wish to stay 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 here are 7 little design particulars we love and the story behind them.
1) Nooks & crannies.
One factor I like in outdated homes is the little surprising nooks & crannies that you simply don’t at all times discover in a more recent house. I’ve lived in so many older properties I cherished, so I needed to convey a few of that acquainted “outdated home” character to our new kitchen! Because of this 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 pleased these have been labored into the design as a result of they create pleasure day-after-day.
2) Cookbooks on cabinets within the kitchen.
Years in the past we reworked our 1935 English Tudor kitchen. One favourite aspect we added there was the in-built cookbook cabinets within the island! We cherished it a lot that we had an analogous one added right here on this island! Bookshelves in a kitchen have at all times felt so homey to me, so identical 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 to 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 a few of the particular cupboards we added. However we additionally added many “not-custom” drawer organizers. Whereas they aren’t fancy constructed ins, we have been pleased 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 fantastic thing about a spot for all the things.
We additionally use baskets all over the place 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 the majority different folks won’t ever see and will not even admire, however they make us really feel nurtured in our each day experiences house.
Listed here are 5 of our favourite kitchen organizers:
4) Charming lighting.
Lighting decisions are an ideal alternative to make a house really feel particular. As an outdated home lover, I at all times actually appreciated the character of the sunshine fixtures. Whereas ours will not be 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 singular 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 at all times dreamed about having a eating room library and I lastly had the chance after 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 a lot 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 we’ve to attend or compromise on the particular particulars we would like, however I’m grateful we lastly received to see this dream come true!
6) Artwork that tells a narrative.
I like to gather particular issues that give our house a singular story. We now have some collected and classic equipment, unique artwork, plates to show, and secondhand items that each one inform a narrative. They provide us a particular connection to our environment.
Once I see a plate I’ve had for years now hanging on a wall on this house, or a chunk 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 grasp 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 at all times the straightforward joys of savoring candlelight. Candles gentle up darkish corners and fill a house with a way of heat and welcome. Battery operated flameless candles may be left on as wanted to cozy the temper on lengthy darkish winter evenings (however we by no means really feel we’ve to deprive ourselves of candlelight on gloomy mornings or afternoons!).
Candles make our home really feel like house. The only particulars you take pleasure in can really feel so particular!
Listed here are just a few 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 spotted that is our Christmas tree nook! It made probably the most sense in our small front room. We received 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 received one other in the identical kind of chair however in a plaid fabric.
Yearly we start to raised perceive the little issues that make us really feel at house, proper all the way down to the small particulars like the place our Christmas tree matches greatest 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!