As an expat living in a foreign country( US in my case ), undecided on how and when we return home, I always felt misplaced and misfit. In spite of having a beautiful family, having my daughter here in US, I never felt at home in our apartment.
Yes, that was home for a long while.
|Our Current Home|
|The initial days|
That was until I figured out what caused it - the typical expat life with a commitment phobia to anything regarding the place I called home. An unbearable burden for someone who especially loved a good design and tasteful decor.
So I started taking measures to counter the uncomfortable lifestyle. I discarded many of my gathered,temporary adjustment commodities in our house for more thoughtful,mindful furniture,threw in a few pillows on the sofa, shopped for a few window panels, started replacing e-books for real ones and collected/created some art - basically turned our apartment to our home.
Here are some snap shots of our home for now.
So,what do you think? Designing and decorating the living spaces-does that make any difference in our outlook? How do you approach your home - a place to ' stay for now' or a place to ' live the dream ' ?