Happy at Home

Do you have a virtual place you go when you need a pick-me-up? A dose of inspiration on a Tuesday? An online space to escape for a few moments?

For me, that place is apartmenttherapy.com. It’s certainly the first place I head when I’m fed up with my living arrangements, which happens more often than not for this ‘grass-is-always-greener’ girl (it’s a character flaw, I realize. I’m working on it.)

Though I think , as a whole, they’ve lost sight of a cohesive vision as the site has grown, I’m never disappointed in my discoveries. Whether I take a single small idea from one of their house tours, gain inspiration for a complete overhaul, or find a new swoon-worthy space to dream about, I always manage to find something worthwhile.

Today, I ran across this piece: ’10 Simple Things to Make You Happier at Home’. It’s just what I needed to read as I start to make memories at my new home — and work toward some other great changes in life.  I’m particulary into the idea of spending money on things to cultivate your experience at home. Many of my most meaningful memories are tied closely to domestic surroundings and SPACE.  The look of my  grandfather’s iconic mid-century style, the smell of my mother’s cooking, the sense-fest of rich red wine, cigar smoke, ethereal lights and folksy music at a family-owned tasting room wedding — these are the things that make life.  🙂 

Enjoy! [J]

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