Is There Heart in Your Home?
Posted by Rose McClement
One of the vloggers I regularly follow starts off a video blog by greeting her audience with this salutation: “Hello all you Shiny Puppies”. I’m thinking – maybe I should also come up with an opening catchphrase for my blog posts. Any suggestions?
I kicked off the year attending a network meeting of note. One of my fellow networkers, Melanie – such a cool gal – was looking at the Home Magazine article of January 2016, in which one of our interior design & decorating projects was featured (this has now become my brag book). Melanie is a Real Estate Consultant and a comment she made is what motivated me to write this article.
Many homes lack “heart”…
She said that what she loved about the interiors of the featured house was the fact that one could see it was full of “heart”. She went on to tell me that since she deals with many upmarket houses, she has seen many interiors. What strikes her is the fact that most of the houses have all the interior finishes you can want for, but no heart. Nothing that particularly warms the cockles of one’s heart. Nothing that stands out as being unique to the occupants of the home. By “interior finishes” she meant that the house has the granite kitchen top, the right tiles, the fairly updated kitchen, good furniture etc, but that is where it ends it seems. Pretty much what fellow blogger, Lelanie Slater, once coined as being a “showroom type interior”.
I so get what she is saying. I too have seen so many houses like that. It remains a house that people occupy but not a home. The interior décor lends no expression – no heart or warmth. Nor does it reflect the personality of the folk who live there. Such a great pity, because that is not what a home is meant to be. We at the Design Monarchy, fulfil the desire of our own hearts, by helping our clients find expression of who they are in their home, in a heartfelt way. We do this by way of their interior decorations! It is actually a very powerful process and loads of fun.
Does your personality find expression in your home?
I often wonder why it is that so many people are unable to connect with their home as a heart space. Why it is that this disconnect even exists? It’s almost unthinkable for me in my world. But it is there and I feel I would like to explore this in a few blog posts to come. Why the superficial interior space? I am going to rope Marica in to share her views as well.
Maybe some feedback from our readers can help me here. Are you able to suggest why so many folk have a heart disconnect to their home interior space? Is it money? Is it fear of finding expression? Can you help me here?
Cheers all – for now.
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About Rose McClementBiz owner / entrepreneur in Interior Décor / Design / consultant / mag column writer / avid blogger bringing the skinny on design as Proudly South African.
Posted on April 5, 2016, in Décor Diva, Decor, Design Monarchy, Interior Design, Opinions, Past Projects and tagged Cape Town, Decorating, Design Monarchy, Heart, Home, Home with Heart, Interior Design, interior designer cape town, Personality, South Africa. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.