Many of us have spent more time at home than ever before over the last year. How has your relationship to home changed in recent times?
Lockdown definitely made me appreciate the meaning of home a lot more, prioritising comfort and function above aesthetics. We moved house in the middle of 2021 which has brought with it so many changes to my relationship with home. Aside from being in a totally new house, it’s been nice to take on board lessons learned from our previous home with creating new spaces. I’ve also come to really understand the importance of decluttering and the impact this can have on your mental health. Home should be the place you feel most at ease, from the moment you walk through the door. I think a space should feel warm, inviting and calming - for both people coming home from work and for people working from home.
Tell us about a moment in everyday life at home that brings you pure joy.
It’s got to be golden hour most (sunny) evenings in my front room.
You’re currently in the process of renovating your new home, how have you found living in a space that you’re in the process of changing?
Hard! It really takes for you to live in a chaotic space which doesn’t quite feel like your own to understand what feeling at home really means. Once we had one room boxed off and liveable, the positive effect on my mood was pretty much instantaneous! The process is so much easier when you have at least one small haven, whether that’s a room or a comfy, quiet corner. Ultimately though, the hard work is well worth it. You’re making a space which is all your own and that’s a really lovely thing.
"Home should be the place you feel most at ease, from the moment you walk through the door. I think a space should feel warm, inviting and calming - for both people coming home from work and for people working from home."