Thanksgiving kindles a light within us to reflect on the many gifts we cherish. Our Thanksgiving celebrations may be more minimal and intimate this year, but our faith in a more unified world must begin in our homes, where we are ever thankful for the many blessings we take for granted. Here are a few things that are always on my “thank you to my home.”
Some of the best things in life are free. I have a dream house (in my imagination and somewhere out there) that faces east to west to follow the route of the sun and massive windows to the outside. Think of all the ways to cover and uncover those windows as the light demands. Without the warming and nourishing radiant sun, life would be drab and dull. I am always grateful for each morning when the dawn unfolds new horizons.
I want to share with you some inspiring pictures from our many customers who love their windows. Take a look at their view.
It has been a great year to showcase woven wood blinds in many homes. Organic, natural and textural, woven wood blinds frame light this year, creating the brightness of each day.
What is more traditional than wood shutters beckoning the fresh breath of each morning in your bedroom, office or family room. Now, more than ever I believe we need to capture the essence of all that is hopeful, new and golden. Shutters always take center stage, elegant yet simple.
Roman shades beautifully outline a window to heighten a “modern traditional” view of light. These shades can be tailored, happily patterned or simply folded to compliment any style.
Skylights are just magical, dreaming of touching the sky. How lucky it must be to live under such majestic light, but with motorized skylights, the room can instantly be darkened when needed.
Sheer shades gently filter in the sunlight with a delicate style for a serene touch, even in a busy kitchen.
Sunlight is still free and the right window treatment will dramatize or minimize or synchronize the mood of any room.
Let’s be honest here. We all have visions of the perfectly pared down home without clutter or excess. But mostly those visions are visions of grandeur. We are human and we just tend to have a lot of stuff. However, that doesn’t mean that we can’t do our best to find a home within our homes for all our earthly belongings. “Mise-en-place” is achievable, not only in the kitchen, but in your home, too. Here are a few creative ways to keep your home clutter free.
It’s a table, it’s a chair, it’s a footrest, it’s a settee. Oh, it’s an ottoman. (But it’s also all those other things too!) That’s the genius of this all-purpose all-star. You can move it around depending on your crowd for the evening or event of the season. Set it by the fire and it’s a warming spot. Place a wide tray on it and it’s an afternoon snack spot. Choose your ottoman adventure.
Okay, personalizing our stuff is, without a question, back in style and here to stay. But really, for me, I plum just can’t remember whose is whose. I’d rather worry about the bigger things in life than who has “White Towels A” and who has “White Towels B.” They say you learn some of the biggest lessons in kindergarten, and tagging your own gear is certainly one of them. I’ve been doing it ever since and designing with monograms elevates a mundane home.
Outdoor Living Year Round
Sorry everyone else, but we Californians are living right on this one. We may fall into the sea first, but outdoor living 365 days a year is the secret to eternal happiness. Or, something like that. Knowing that my outdoor shower is always at the ready and my flowers will continuously bloom in my garden, makes life just a little easier. Give me a blanket and a firepit and I’m set. Till I fall in the sea!
Yes. I love spray paint. Really, who doesn’t these days with any DIY bone in their body? Patio furniture, coffee tables, wire racks, holiday cookie tins, (let’s be honest, anything wiry and dull is screaming for some spray paint rehab), you name it. The only rule is: before you ditch it, spray paint it. I can’t tell you how many items I’ve considered pitching, but salvaged thanks to the little aerosol bottle that could. Long live spray paint.
As you gather around your table, your time-honored and long-standing “thank-yous” remain steadfast and true. You know what they are for your family. Being thankful for all the bounty that surrounds us never goes out of style or loses its luster.