A home is a sanctuary, an entrance into a special place to recharge and restore.
The perfect home for me involves a lot of places to lounge about near natural sunlight.
There would be reading nooks with lots of pillows.
The bedroom would have a view onto the garden.
The dining room would have an entire wall be a window. The focus is on the outside, not the inside. Notice the sparse furniture. Simple, efficient.
The yard would be enclosed in such a way that nobody could get in, but the walls would be concealed on my side with plants. This would provide safety without a sense of being trapped.
The back yard would have a staircase
That led to an outside room, perhaps like a Japanese tea house. But it would have cushions and pillows.
In some ways I like the idea of an outside bathroom. It feels daring and bold.
But it also seems like it would be cold and drafty.
So then there is the idea of a bathroom that has a lot of light – again, the idea of a private yard would be necessary.
A view out onto a Japanese tea garden would be excellent.
The house would have no straight lines – all curves and waves, with white or cream on the walls. The color would come from the floor and accessories like pillows.
And there would be a lot of books. And tea. And craft supplies.
What about the large kitchen? With herb pot plants?! And all the expensive nuts and superfoods in jars?! ahhhhh a girl can dream!
I learned how to cook a only few years ago. Cooking is something I do so that I can eat healthy and inexpensive meals. But it is not something I necessarily enjoy. So my dream house does not have a kitchen or a garden – it has a chef and a gardener. I get to enjoy the results without having to do it. Thus – I have more time to read and make art.
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Makes perfect sense!
You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.