Fun Reading 04.20

Fun Reading 04.20

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Hey there! Chin up, it’s Friday. My tiredness wants to get the best of me, but I’m putting up a strong resistance, while laughing over all the silly mishaps and chores left undone. I think I deserve a break after all this week’s work. Time to do some reading and should I get lucky have a cat’s nap. Once again, I’ve rounded up this week’s most interesting fun reading links that feature some house tours and a renovation.

A calm but breathtaking view of a lake surrounded by dark, blue mountains that reflect on the water.

Image by Ivana Cajina on Unsplash.

Let me start off with a very interesting post about the anatomy of a house tour from Design Sponge, a blog that features a whole lot of house tours. The great thing about their tours, unlike other blogs in this niche, is that the homes featured are not Instagram perfect, staged to the very last detail by stylists. Instead, they are photographed by the home owners themselves, who share a glimpse of their everyday lives in their habitats. These people’s homes are all well lived in but the most interesting part about them are their stories, who so fondly build and curate their memories in the homes. Don’t get me wrong, staging homes for a photo shoot can bring out the best in a home, and act as a great inspiration source. But, sometimes if the staging is overly done, it strips away all the intimacy of a real home, leaving us with a sterile aftertaste… Oh well, that’s a very long discussion though, that I’m going to get into another time.

Having said all that, check out this tour of Hannah Crowell’s ultra cool Nashville home and studio. She’s a designer whose studio has its very own vibe compared to her well lived in home. This home is a great example of a great space with just about the right staging touches to showcase a beautiful version of this home.

Next, I’ve lined up this remote cabin in Iceland for a stylish and cozy stay away from it all! And guess what?! It’s all blue – my very favorite color as you may have noticed. It has lots of inspirational details, i.e. their bathroom flooring.

Then, have a look at this clutter-free Finnish home with the loveliest childrens’ rooms!! Seriously, how’s that possible??

– My best guess is a) lots of storage options and b) lots of toy giveaways?? perhaps??!

Every time, I see a home like that I get overwhelmed with envy. Then I look at mine and giggle! Till I drop!! Hey, you never know, maybe one day I might learn to manage better my clutter, my hubby’s clutter, my kids’ clutter and all the general, uncategorized clutter that lingers about! Till then, I keep on dreaming…

And last but not least, a gentry kids and master bath reveal. Jenny Komeda’s design work is always spot on. The before and after photos prove that.

Hope you have an awesome weekend, xx