It’s vacation time for a lot of people (especially those with school-age children) and I’ve been thinking about how to get some of that vacation feeling into my own home. I love to travel but I don’t take the type of vacation where I lay around doing nothing – probably because I’m not that great at doing nothing. In other words, I’m not looking for an exclusive resort style in my home – but I am looking for a relaxing, casual, uncluttered look to help me unwind at the end of a stressful day.
How does this translate into a relaxing interior? I think it comes down to living simply and living well, without excess. Here are 5 interiors that are inspiring me right now in my home. For me they have a peaceful, relaxing vibe that I tend to crave this time of year.
I try to find beauty in simple things and I do consciously look for it (and find it) in everyday moments. Some days it’s easier than others. Sometimes it just takes a moment of realizing that my family and I are as young as we ever will be and taking that idea and and just enjoying living moment to moment. I realize this is a true luxury that some people will never have, or if they do, it’s fleeting. How does this translate to your home? I think it’s comes down to finding your own sweet spot of style that makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Think about how you like to relax, what clothing you feel most comfortable in and what you like to do in your free time and there you’ll find your own interior vibe.
“Ask anyone and they’ll most likely say their family is crazy, and if they don’t say their family is crazy, their friends are crazy. That’s because everyone is crazy after taking the mask off. People are most themselves when not really trying to fit in, when either alone or around those already closest to them, and that is crazy.”
― Criss Jami,