This month we asked four of our favorite bloggers to participate in our Love Your Home series by sharing their favorite memories, spaces, and “happy places” in their homes. Take a look at these bloggers’ favorite places for some inspiration of your own.
1. Craving Some Creativity
If you love home remodeling, then you’ll have to visit Craving Some Creativity. Rachel’s kitchen is her happy place and it shows. Just check out that amazing blacksplash!
I know that this kitchen is truly unique since I had to figure out how to blend my spouse’s completely opposite vision with mine. This was a DIY labor of love, my friends. From re-wiring the kitchen to installing the backsplash, we did nearly everything ourselves. Everything was tailored to our needs. One of my favorite things about the kitchen is the new breakfast bar. My son does his homework there every afternoon while I work on dinner. I just love that!
Read more of Craving Some Creativity’s post here.
2. A Joyful Riot
The twin sisters, Malissa and Machelle behind A Joyful Riot share what home means to them. Home to them means love, family and comfort. Malissa’s favorite spot is her living room.
I thought that I would share my favorite little spot – my coffee table and couch in our living room. This is where my husband and I spend most of our nights. But it also represents this blog and my hobbies. That coffee table has somehow become my go-to place to take photos of projects. So it either is a mess with supplies or it holds my favorite books and flowers. I have a theory that fresh flowers instantly makes a place feel more homey.
Check out more of A Joyful Riot’s post here.
3. The Homes I Have Made
The blogger behind The Homes I Have Made, Megan, has moved a lot due their military career. But in each home her family has lived in, she does a few things to make it homey.
Having a home…not just a shell of a house…but a real home…allows us a safe, real, personal, comfortable, happy space where we can weather it all. While some see our nomadic lifestyle as a deterrent to creating a home, I see it the other way around. When you’re far away from family, when you’re completely out of your element, when you don’t know your way around or can’t read the street signs, coming home to a space that is familiar, just the way you want it, and is your own personal brand of lovely makes dealing with all the hard and uncomfortable stuff so much easier.
Read more about The Homes I Have Made’s post here.
4. Dandelion Patina
Michelle, the blogger behind Dandelion Patina wanted to create a homework space for her girls. Since they were not using their formal living room, Michelle started sketching up the project.
This space was our formal dining room. Most of the time it just sat there unused. We are not formal people, so I wanted to transform the spaces into something we could use as a family. My people are pretty creative souls and I know how important it is that we all have our own little space for that creative outlet.
Read more about the creative space Michelle made here.