Elton John would be proud
By Tricia Scott
I'd like to think that Elton would love my place. I reckon he could happily sip a glass of Cristal in his diamanté slippers in my living room, in fact, i'm sure he'd fit right in.
I'm a huge fan of chandeliers, fresh flowers, crystal lamps and french style furniture. I adore cut glass and outrageous luxury furnishings, yet I do not live in a stately home. In fact, my home is small, intimate and very... me. I talk about the concept of Hygee over on another blog here and that feeling of being in the moment, content and present is how my home makes me feel.
I don't own too much stuff anymore, It took me a long time to realise that it's not the amount of stuff you own, it's what you love. I also realised that a lot of my stuff actually ended up owning me, it's a fine balance and if you want to read more about my realisations and how I came to discard more than 70% of my stuff while still keeping a home full of my favourite things then you can do so here.
My home is my sanctuary, it's where I come back to after long working days. It's where my beloved cat, Rockstar resides and it's where my best friends can come over, kick off their shoes and feel right at home. There's always something fizzy in the (pink, Smeg) fridge and fairy lights adorn most spaces with their pretty, soft glow.
Everyone has their 'thing' for some people its the car they drive, the job they have, fashion, designer goods, you name it and for me its home. For as long as I can remember I've always loved the feeling of home comfort. When I had to go to school the teachers simply didn't understand why I didn't want to be in a cold classroom with all the colour and inspiration of a damp, dirty facecloth when I could be at home. Cosy, warm and inviting, I was forever wandering back during my lunch hour.
Since becoming an adult I've moved home no less than eight times. The newness, excitement and promise of a brand new project has always appealed to me. Open any drawers and you're likely to find at least one paint chart or sample pot of paint inside and while I've settled in one place, for now, I will always remain open to a fresh adventure. My wandering spirit is free to flit from place to place and my promise to myself is to always remain in tune with my heart and when it gives me that internal nudge I promise to myself that I will follow and trust that gorgeous new pastures await and if they're not quite pretty enough there's always Farrow & Ball....