My A-HA Moment

One of the highlights of Blogfest was meeting Newell Turner,  Editor-in-Chief of House Beautiful.  He is a charming man.  He gave us a little challenge.  He invited bloggers to share an “a-ha moment. ”

My “aha moment” inspired by House Beautiful is our little home.  I believe every house could be beautiful.  A job relocation gave me two days to find a house for the family.  I remember  bringing  the kids to the new house and thinking, “did I make a big mistake.”  At approximately 1400 sq.ft., this house is less than half the size of our previous home.    What matters to me is that our family is together.  I wanted to make new memories in the house.  For the first few months, I did not decorate.  We lived in the house without one picture on the wall.   I then challenged my self to turn this old house into a quaint home for all to enjoy.  With a small budget, some diy projects, and flea market finds, I turned a cold empty space to an inviting place for the family.

livingroom/study

   

Living in the present and appreciating  family and the people around me is very important.  Meeting the Kravet family reinforced the significance of family and commitment to your craft.  I saw a sign this weekend that speaks volumes: Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

Thank you for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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