There was a time for me when design mattered to me. Back in fall of 2015, I had to move away from my childhood home because it needed to be rebuilt and fixed on. After nearly fifty years since built, the walls were weak and had holes all over. The roof was severely faded and was caving in on us. Our doors were old & were not fitting correctly as they should. I believe someone may have installed those doors over the years, but did not do a good job to make sure they fit. All of which, caused them to lean towards the right. So then, my mother finally got a chance to get things fixed. But, we had to move to a temporary apartment until done. During that time, I was filled with anxiety. Why? Because I did not know what to expect whenever I came back. When I finally came home, I was just in awe. The builders had redone everything differently. First, the doors were new of course and they fitted perfectly.
But the builders had redone everything differently. First, the doors were new of course and they fitted perfectly. But there was a twist, the doors now had a glass view at the top. Then, my living room was bigger than before. The builders had torn a wall down that separated the kitchen and the dining room. It did not just stop there. The dining room window was converted to sliding glass doors. All of which gives a beautiful view of the yard & help bring a lot of sunlight in the house. Then came the walls, which were all new and didn’t have any holes or cracks in them. I could not believe what I was seeing. On top of that, there were paintings and are hung all along the walls of the house. Even the bedrooms have at least one piece of artwork hanging up. It almost felt as if it were all a dream. At that point, I realized what decor and a builder’s idea can do to make a house into a home.
If you want to read about my favoritism to Native American design, read this.