Two years ago, Cheryl and her husband downsized and moved into a smaller home. After several renovation projects, their new house was still not comfortable for them.
It didn't feel like home until their most treasured items were unpacked and displayed.
Neatly folded quilts, handmade with love, are placed on top of the secretary in the guest bedroom. Hummel statues, gifted by her husband and sons, each one with special meaning, are displayed on shelves behind framed glass doors. A grandfather clock that doesn't go with their new decor is tucked away in the corner of their home office, reminding them of their wedding anniversary.
The unexpected splashes of color above the kitchen windows are old children's books that Cheryl read to her sons when they were little. When the grandchildren visit, they often ask for the books to be taken down and read to them.
A few colorful Pewabic Pottery tiles are adhered over top of the gray subway tile.
A wall of narrow shelves and another counter top display artwork, cards, and letters from their grandchildren.
There are new stories developing and happy memories beautifully preserved and thoughtfully displayed throughout this entire house. Do you decorate with intention?