“Our favorite thing about our home is that it is filled with all the things we’ve collected on our adventures!”
Design*Sponge recently featured the quirky and creative Queen Anne Victorian home of touring musicians Darbie Nowatka and Justin Rice. When the duo is not touring with their band Bishop Allen, Justin writes and Darbie works as a graphic designer and makes jewellery and paper goods for her shop, Field Guide Design. Their home in Kingston, New York is filled with art, books, vinyl records, quirky collectables and vintage finds.
In response to the question “What I love most about my home is…” their answer had to be all the cherished curated items that they have collected during their travels (and adventures).
Be sure to pop over to Design*Sponge to check out the tour of the couple’s home. They have the coolest, most creative and enviable attic!
“Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”
Jon Acuff said comparison is poison.
Something to remember and take to heart the next time you feel disheartened and frustrated about you current circumstances.
So often we look at another’s success and can’t help but compare our walk to theirs. The truth, as Matt Cheuvront ofLife Without Pants points out, is…
“Wherever you are in life with whatever you’re doing – you’re going to be ahead of some and behind others. That’s okay. Own where you are. Take time to embrace and celebrate that. Continue moving forward.
And never compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.”
“What I love most about my home is the memories it holds.”
Design*Sponge recently featured the romantic Victorian-style home of Anna Potter florist and owner of Swallows of Damsons. Anna’s Instagram feed is a treasure trove of beautiful photos (and flowers) from her life and work in Sheffield, England and, after getting a peek inside her romantic studio and shop, Anna and her husband Dan, an illustrator, were kind enough to share their home with Design*Sponge. In response to the question “What I love most about my home is…” Anna styled a beautiful floral arrangement with her quote answer…
“What I love most about my home is the people I share it with.”
The design and décor blog, Design*Sponge, has a regular feature where they give you a “sneak peek” into the beautiful homes and interiors of ordinary folk. To accompany their home tour each homeowner is asked to complete the phrase: “What I love most about my home is…” They then style a handwritten note capturing their answer. The resulting quote is usually touching, creative and beautifully personal.
I’m endeavouring to share one quote of note each month… I already know a good deal of them will be for the “What I love most about my home…” section!