Do you have a house in your head? You know the one that is perfect for the way you want to live right now down to the smallest detail – I know I do and I have been thinking about it a lot lately. It would be different from all the other houses I have lived in.
It would not be huge or cost millions, but be just right for the way I want to live now.
I have lived in many houses – from my childhood home and then out on my own after college where I started to put my personal style into the decor. Ed and I moved 5 times early in our marriage and have settled in PA for the past 20 years. With each house I learned a little bit more about how to make each one a home designed for the way we lived at that moment in time.
Now that we have been empty nesters for a few years and both Ed’s parents and my parents have passed away, life has taken on a different quality for us. That and the fact that we still are living in limbo waiting for good news on the job front for Ed. The possibility of moving has got me thinking about what the perfect house would be for us now. I have checked out many online real estate sites and am drawn to simple, open, and airy homes.
I love our home now and it was perfect for raising our daughters, but if I could be selfish and create the home I crave now…
It would have lots of white…
and plenty of windows that bring in the light.
It would have unique doors…
and natural floors.
It would have no clutter…
and would have to have a view.
It would have an outdoor shower…
and a sleeping porch with beds that swing.
A home gym to keep my body in motion.
And of course a place to call my own.
What the house in my head would not have – a formal living or dining room. No need for them. When company comes I would rather they gather around a big kitchen table. It is more comfy cozy.
Hopefully soon I will be able to make all this come true. For now it is in just the house in my head.
Do you have a house in your head? How would it be different from the one you live in now?