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Home Is Where The Heart Is

Home really is where the heart is, but what does that really mean? What does home mean to you? I find myself thinking about this more and more as I am writing my next book and exploring the topic of decorating in a much more personal way than my first book. This is both exciting and scary because one can feel so vulnerable as an author but my wish is that you will really like it as much as I am liking the process of putting it together for you. But on the topic of home is where the heart is, while it is true that your home can be with a person in a place that you love most, I think it can also be in the physical environment in which you live whether it’s your temporary home or one you’ve lived in for years. I’ve moved a lot in my life but each home that I’ve lived in always felt like home to me. I also believe that your home can be inside of your own heart, not always reliant on a place or person.

Heart Home Magazine

Lovely palette in the dining room of stylist and blogger Marie Nichols.

As I break away from my text for a moment though to blog, I found myself feeling inspired today by the Spring issue of Heart Home because I think they really show what it means to have heart in the home – their focus on British interiors really captures life and style there so well and I enjoy seeing these impressions through their eyes. This season I’m inspired by several images and encourage you to click here to check them out in full.

Heart Home Magazine

The home of designer Catherine Hammerton. The dress is fun and unexpected!

Heart Home Magazine

A retro modern dining room that belongs to Chelsea Cefai. So clean and harmonious!

Heart Home Magazine

This credenza top makes me happy. H is for Happy right? This is from the home of Keith and Mark from Mini Moderns.

Heart Home Magazine

Another pretty peek into Catherine Hammerton’s apartment, the quirky bits give me little spine tingles. I love quirk.

Heart Home Magazine

A photo taken by Debi Treloar for Selina Lake’s latest book, Homespun Style. Those green chairs really make this space, don’t they?

Heart Home Magazine

A pretty spread of patterns curated by lovely Heart Home editors, Arianna and Carole.

Heart Home Magazine

A very decorated and smart living room belonging to Chelsea Cefai. The bookcase is great, so often I wish I had a bookcase that allowed me to show off the beautiful covers like this!

Heart Home Magazine

This is a view of Chelsea Cefai’s bedroom, gorgeous bed! I just realized I have three views of her home in this post – I think I am drawn to her very neat home though I don’t live like this at all!

I have to get back to my book right now, but I wanted to pop my head in to say hello and wish you a very happy Monday. I’ll see you again soon! :)

(images: heart home)

Posted in Books + Magazines on April 02, 2012

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