Probably one of the things I am looking forward to the most with our moving to a new place is the fun that it will be to decorate our new home. I can hardly wait!
I gain inspiration from so many sources (friends, nature, fellow artists, art itself) and the most of them I keep neat and tidy HERE in my personal Pinterest collection:
My favorite of my boards, aptly titled:
Though I am entirely in anticipation of setting up house in my new . . . well, house, it hasn’t stopped me from moving ahead in changing things up a bit in our current home. A year ago (yes, it’s been a whole year!) when we put our house up for sale, I had worked hard to streamline and slim down, making my best attempt at making our house look like the “perfect” model house. However, with the passage of time, it became clear to me that we just couldn’t live nor could we thrive in an environment that just wasn’t living up to the full potential of expressing the family who resided here. Luckily, our real estate agent was very receptive and agreed. Now, at every showing, the potential buyers remark on two things: how whimsical and happy our decor is AND the overall feel-good feeling of what appears to be so much more than a house; rather more of a home. As for us, living here, we feel those same effects.
All that we have been through (and myself, personally) in this past year has brought on a new pattern of thinking and understanding. Such life altering events give you pause to re-evalute things and your outlook on so many things cannot help but be changed. Between losing my brother, Papa Tabangay taking on a new job and relocating down South, and the periods of absence between all of the traveling back and forth to be together, things shifted and I found myself in a place where nothing but being truly focused on the moment and our happiness, as a family, in the here and now mattered.
In that decisive moment, our house became a space of gratitude,
a fortress of determined happiness . . .
Our Rainbow Sanctuary
I’ve come to love it so much (and at the bequest of friends) that I have decided to give you all a bit of an inside look. I will be sharing different spaces and favorite items in the coming days, but here’s a bit to get the tour started.
I’ll be back to share more . . .
Wishes of Love and Light and Rainbows,