Or is it, “The House that Built Habitat”? Around February of this year, my husband and I decided that we needed a larger space for our family. Primarily, we wanted a larger yard (read: any yard!), but wanted to stay in the Stapleton neighborhood. We love the small town within a city feel, we love that our neighbors all say hello, and we love the variety of parks and community events held here.
We found a builder that offers semi custom homes, and realizing we could design a home that suits our needs, we signed on the dotted line.
What I quickly became most excited about was the challenge of decorating our new space. I say challenge, but it doesn’t feel that way to me. It feels exciting, and truly, I’m like a kid on Christmas morning. I do a lot of DIY, and I hunt for bargains. But, let’s not kid ourselves….if you know me, you know I have champagne tastes as well. I like knowing that I can make something beautiful from nothing, and that something can transform a space. I like a mix of glam, comfort, old and new. I like to mix and match and combine things that might even feel risky to some. I want my home to reflect me and my family. And we are nothing if not risk takers and we thrive on variety and adventure.
As I wait…still waiting, for our home to turn from foundation to a full fledged home we can actually live in (believe me….it’s taking it’s sweet time!), I realized something. I needed something else to decorate. I realized what I had already known for years. Interior Decoration is my passion. It delights me, and I’m good at it! I had been helping friends and family space plan and decorate for years….I always did it for the fun and the challenge. I finally decided to turn that passion into a career….and so here I am today.
We went by the house today….we have framing! And the interior walls are taking shape. In just a few months time, I can get in there and put those finishing touches on a space that we will call home.
So, is Habitat designing and decorating our home? Or did designing and building our home provide the impetus for Habitat to begin? I’m not really sure myself. And it doesn’t really matter. What matters is, I realized my passion. It’s been a great start, and I am loving every minute of this new endeavor.
In short, I came home.