Thursday, February 17, 2011

"Your house should rise up to greet you..."

Sounds weird, huh? Like who has a talking house or who would even want one? Well, if you are a fan of the Nate Berkus Show then you have heard him say this phrase many times. At first I didn't get it but after thinking about it, I understood. When you come home do you get a feeling of relaxation and warmth?A coziness and feeling of safety? Do things in your house make you smile or chuckle? Do the colors make you feel happy?
Nate is a very talented Interior Designer and author who really took off after being a regular on Oprah for many years. His show offers many ideas and tips that can be accomplished affordably. Many DIY segments and thrift store shopping and sharing basic principles to make your home your nest.
Growing up, my home was not cozy or pretty or pleasant at all and I guess I always daydreamed about a house that made me have the warm feelings I craved. This house has been so much fun to paint and furnish and I love the challenge of doing it in a thrifty way. Now my house is pretty full, so I have had to "edit" things. (a term I learned from Nate) I plan on doing some projects around here to distract me while my daughter, son in law and grandson will be in India. Our front door needs painting as well as our shutters and some brick which is already a strange light mauve-y color. Not to mention some unfinished inside painting that needs doing!
If you have the chance check out the Nate Show, you will enjoy it I am sure!


  1. Sounds lovely.
    I need to clean up my entrance...or the kids do;) Sure it greets me...but with hockey and snow gear:)

    Love that table...think I want to go set mine:)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. A great way to think about one's home. While mine isn't a monument to interior design, it is a comfortable, warm place where I feel safe and happy. Thanks for the wonderful post; I know you will find may creative projects to pass the time wile you're family is away.