Saturday, 7 August 2010

Home is where the heart is.

Dream House = New England style double fronted clapboard house, painted white with shutters at the windows, light filled rooms painted in pale colours, a touch of Shabby Chic, a touch of New England Shaker, a little Colonial and a lot of love.

Real House = Smallish brick built, not a lot of outside style, no shutters, some light filled rooms, pale colours in some rooms (they just do not work in the grey English light of my living room!)a touch of Shabby Chic, a little English Colonial, a touch of New England Shaker and a lot of love.

Light fills the dinning area but the sitting room needs warmer colours.

The upstairs rooms have my favorite colours, whites, creams, and pale mink browns.

We don't always get what we wish for but this house has been a place of laughter and tears, joy and sorrows, celebration and comfort, parties and a solitary refuge, a platform to launch from and a blanket to snuggle in.

It is without doubt a home where many a heart is.

Shelly x

1 comment:

  1. My house certainly isn't my dream home. But it is very light filled and full of love. Your house looks welcoming and cozy and i love it.