One of my delights in this business is not just looking at houses when they are on the market, but what our clients do with them after they’ve moved in. A home after all, should be a reflection of who and what we value. So many times, we are tempted to fill our house with things without much thought of how objects can bring more purpose and peace to our surroundings. When done well, the layering of objects in the home should bring you a little bit of joy and comfort when you look around. I would encourage everyone to challenge your own creativity – you don’t have to be a Pinterest queen or king – but look at objects in a different way, as our clients, the Gorman’s, did.
See how Rachel and Bill Gorman created a circle of love to welcome their precious little Isla to the family and to the world. THIS is what nesting is all about. Rachel funded much of the project from her small business of making and selling girls’ headbands. True her creativity is vast but the love she poured into this project was something I think we should all consider when creating a nest for ourselves and our family.
Though it might seem odd, for me, these pictures represent so much more than just a room.
This nursery represents a part of me and my family and included creativity and countless DIYs, 41 weeks of waiting, and finally a place of rest and peace for our baby. It represents 100’s of headbands made in hundreds of hours. It represents a myriad of details lovingly created by my family (my mom who made the sheets and changing pad covers and my dad who made the hexagon shelves), a hectic and messy afternoon and evening of painting with my parents and Lucy, lace from both of my grandmas’, afternoons spent at the greenhouse with our daughter, Lucy, and Bill patiently listening to my endless ideas.
When I look at this room, I see a labor of love…not only my joy of creativity and making something beautiful for our youngest babe and home, but even more, a labor of love from those who love me and put up with my obsessive nesting and my endless projects.
Photos by: Allie Coyle Photography