AT HOME | A SLOW APPROACH TO CREATING A HOME
Creating a home takes time, allowing spaces to evolve gradually and organically. Whilst it can be tempting to rush the home-making process, homes crafted slowly over time, in accordance with the needs and values of the people who live within them are more likely to have longevity. This slow approach supports the values of sustainability and preservation. A thoughtful and unhurried approach to decorating and furnishing the home is more likely to encourage repurposing and buying less but better quality, thus having more consideration for our planet.
If we allow ourselves the time to layer our homes slowly and mindfully, and consider what we truly need, we can create spaces that reflect us and the life we want to unfold within them. Taking time to seek out things that are considered, well made and beautiful rather than driven by trends, reduces the demand for fast, throwaway pieces and rash purchasing mistakes. Vintage pieces are always a good choice, and are better for the environment than buying new. They add character and help to create spaces which instantly feel lived in and comfortable.
Creating a home slowly does not mean moving slowly but rather taking time to plan, consider, iterate and refine, allowing our homes to grow and evolve with our changing needs and the rhythms of our life. We need to savour the process as much as the results, embracing the notion that our homes will never truly be complete. Sitting with an unfinished home requires patience and self-restraint. It is a humble act of acceptance that all valuable things take time to unfold and that the more care invested in crafting a home, the better it will serve us.
Simplicity seems to be the best safeguard against passing trends. The simpler a design, the more likely it is to have a timeless quality and remain classic. We always strive to source simple, beautiful pieces for our home and store that will endure in to coming years.
Images above show our Antique Hungarian pot. Linen tea towel with charcoal stripe, Linen tea towel in dove grey, Linen tea towel in charcoal, Handmade wooden vegetable brush, Natural dish brush with replacement head, Hand made stoneware soap dish, Household cloth, Classic French table glasses, Reclaimed wooden bath board, Wooden nail brush, French style tealight holder, Original glass pickling jar, Pomegranate scented candle, Woven palm leaf basket, Recycled wool blanket in natural check.
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