Sunday, 26 April 2009

Homemade Home

I've been watching Channel 4's "Kirstie's Homemade Home" the past couple of weeks and am inspired and motivated to create a "homemade home" in our new house. It's so refreshing to see an "interior design" programme that says it's ok to break the rules. It's about what you like and what you want for your home and how it works for you and your family. I love the idea of making things for my home whether it's curtains, cushions, stained glass light catchers or even a candle. It's personal. And buying old furniture that's rubbish to someone else but perfect for you. Love it!

Things are changing for me again. All for the good. This house we're buying is much more than simply buying a new house. It's about creating our first home together. It's about the long term and having our family surrounding us. It's about setting down roots. And as such the interior design has to be about all those things. About us. Fortunately Steve and I have very similar tastes so there won't be any long discussions about colour or style. We love the same things.

I've started a scrapbook and mood board for each room. Adding ideas, photos, pictures, swatches, and much more as and when we come across something we want for our home. I've always loved all the "style and home" programmes on TV but "Kirstie's Homemade Home" is the first one that has inspired me so deeply. I think it's the "hands on" crafting she does that hits the right note with me. I love getting hands on. I've made curtains, cushion covers, bed spreads...etc... etc. all before and it's very rewarding. I also love the idea of being "thrifty" while creating a home. Even more personal to us. So yes, I'm looking forward to moving in and getting our my sewing machine, paint brushes, crochet hooks and getting stuck in. Making a homemade home.


mystele said...

i can't wait to see what happens in your new home!

Sarah said...

Hi Di-me neither-I bet it will be beautiful! I just popped in to say I have given you an award!
I have not seen that programme-I will have to look out for it, it sounds great.
Sarah :)