I came across Jonathan Adler's design manifesto today. Wow. I'm in love. Here are a couple of my favorites:
1. We believe that your home should make you happy.
2. We believe that when it comes to decorating, the wife is always right. Unless the husband is gay.
3. We believe in rustic modernism: Big Sur, A-Frame beach houses, and raw beams.
4. We believe you should throw out your Blackberry and go pick some actual blackberries.
5. We believe dogs should be allowed in stores and restaurants.
They resonate with me and make me laugh. I'll be sharing numbers 2 and 5 with Chris. In fact, I'll be printing and framing numbers 2 and 5 so they become ingrained in his brain.
Number 1, though, inspires me. Your home should make you happy. You should smile when you walk into any room. It should offer solace and peace and comfort. Chris and I are getting there. In the midst of the cracking walls, lack of kitchen cabinets and bathroom mold, we have pockets of comfort. Pockets of solace and warmth. These pockets are slowly starting to make us both happy. I'm even becoming less stressed about all we need to do. We had ambitious hopes when I moved in. The kitchen and living room, at least, would be finished by Christmas. Ha. Ha. I'm beginning to realize this will take time. This is a process that may never end. Oddly, this is discouraging. This is exciting and stimulating. I didn't choose this house, but it is growing on me. We will have a home that makes us happy.
Hi, I'm Jenn. And, I'm married to Chris. This blog is a place to capture my inspirations on our quest to transform our bungalow into a place we're proud to call home. Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find something useful, entertaining, or even inspiring while here.