Does your home tell your story? 

Is your home honestly true to yourself, your family and your lifestyle?  We're wrapping up our short four part blog series looking for clues to discover the rewarding process of designing a meaningful home.  

Before we dive in, here is a refresher on what we've covered.

part one: ASK WHY 
Identify the purpose behind your vision for your dream home early in the design process.  The earlier you do, the easier it will be to make meaningful smaller decisions down the road through the lens of your initial visioning.

part two: BE YOURSELF
Trust your instincts.  Taking time to reflect on your personal lifestyle and living patterns will help build confidence and keep focus as your work out the details of your home's design.

part three: LET IT GO
Part with what you don’t like, love or need.  Evaluate what you have, remove items that do not bring you joy or delight, continually edit whenever you add.  If you don't love it, release it!

And here's the key...

Embrace your story in your home's design.

A home always tells a story.  A house is what you see on the outside, a home reveals who we are on the inside.  A house becomes a home when it reflects our distinctive perspectives, experiences and lifestyle.

Every home evokes different emotions and tells a different story.  We can inadvertently or intentionally try to hide or mask those expressions of who we are.  This can take the form of following a trend or perhaps by innocently imitating what you've seen somewhere else.

For a home to tell a truthful story, we must choose to be bold and vulnerable.  To unveil an honest, confident and meaningful home we have to be radically transparent about who we are, how we live, where we came from and where we're headed.

“Vulnerability is not weakness... Our willingness to own and engage with our vulnerability determines the depth of our courage and the clarity of our purpose...” (Brene Brown, Daring Greatly)

When we are vulnerable and truthful about ourselves our transparency allows our stories to shine; and they seep with meaning and purpose.  A meaningful home engages in truthful storytelling.  When you embrace your story, and you're confident sharing it, don't just go with it, run with it!

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams!  Life the life you've imagined. (Henry David Thoreau)