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I believed right now it might be enjoyable to share just some of the little design particulars round our dwelling and why they really feel particular to us. A house feels particular to the individuals who reside there after they have made a sequence of considerate, private choices for the way they need to reside within the dwelling.
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 previous homes is the little surprising nooks & crannies that you simply don’t at all times discover in a more moderen dwelling. 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 that may not have a great spot in any other case. My husband and I are so completely happy these had been labored into the design as a result of they carry pleasure each day.
2) Cookbooks on cabinets within the kitchen.
Years in the past we transformed our 1935 English Tudor kitchen. One favourite ingredient 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 at all times felt so homey to me, so similar to we did so a few years in the past we sit up for filling ours with pretty cookbooks and different show objects.
My favourite cookbooks are all in this folder.
3) A spot for every little thing.
Having order in our dwelling and a spot for every little thing (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 may 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 had 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 every little thing.
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 recognize, however they make us really feel nurtured in our daily experiences dwelling.
Listed here 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 at all times actually appreciated the character of the sunshine fixtures. Whereas ours should not classic, we discovered chandeliers / lanterns that we felt match the character of our coastal dwelling. 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 exterior 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 lots of my favourite design books, so I sit up for having fun with flipping by means of the pages this fall and winter whereas sitting on our window bench. Typically we’ve got to attend or compromise on the particular particulars we wish, however I’m grateful we lastly acquired to see this dream come true!
6) Artwork that tells a narrative.
I like to gather particular issues that give our dwelling a singular story. We’ve got some collected and classic equipment, unique artwork, plates to show, and secondhand items that every 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 dwelling, or a chunk of artwork I’ve introduced with me from a earlier dwelling, it makes me smile to think about all the properties we’ve hung them in. It tells me we belong on this dwelling 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 all the 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 mild 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 got to deprive ourselves of candlelight on gloomy mornings or afternoons!).
Candles make our home really feel like dwelling. The best particulars you get pleasure from can really feel so particular!
Listed here are just a few of my favourite flameless candles:
BONUS: The Christmas Tree nook.
This shall be our third Christmas right here on this home, are you able to imagine it? Yearly we’ve loved attending to know this dwelling 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 lounge. We acquired a striped chair for this spot final yr as a result of it was simply the suitable dimension 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 acquired 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 dwelling, proper all the way down to the small particulars like the place our Christmas tree matches finest or what dimension chair we like to sit down 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 dwelling.
Most of all it’s the reminiscences made in every nook and thru each season that makes our dwelling really feel so particular to us!