Riding past residential neighborhoods as a young girl, I often imagined that life as a house would be fascinating, growing closely acquainted with so many families, observing the changes of the times, protecting the secrets of loved ones, and bravely adapting to each new resident while holding fast to pieces of the past.
Even more than the houses themselves, I have always been deeply interested in the ways that people live: the objects they choose to surround themselves with, the collections they keep, the shapes their houses take as they strive to meet their families' needs. Interior decorating and design are so intrinsically linked to the magnetic pull of preference. Do we choose what we love, or does it somehow choose us?
Stirred by my long held questions, I have decided to launch an exciting, new blog series, Merriment Homes. With gorgeous photographs of real homes and revealing interviews with the resourceful women behind each signature style, Merriment Homes will help you uncover your own distinct tastes and figure out how to incorporate the things you truly love into your home’s décor.
Click the image to read the first issue of Merriment Homes!
Before beginning, I want to thank all of the gracious women who have allowed me to display their houses for the benefit of my readers. As this was my first attempt to highlight real homes, I appreciate your patience and willingness to act as my guinea pigs. I also need to thank Cameron Salehi, my brilliant photographer, and my husband, Evan, for helping me navigate InDesign. Without either of you, this project would not have been possible. Thank you!