What part of the home is your biggest indulgence?
Flooring: the encaustic cement tiles and installing white oak wood flooring. Although the house had wood floors in the bedrooms and the former dining area, the foyer, kitchen, and hallways did not. We hired a company to match the original floors—wood and width. The finish was a special formula created by cutting the stain to a 50% lighter shade and a perfect matte finish.
How have you created your home to suit your lifestyle?
At least once a week, we look around our home and express gratitude, often saying, “Wow, I am grateful to live in this house with you!”
As two creatives, we wanted to build spaces that inspire: inspiration to celebrate the beauty of nature, inspiration to create music, inspiration to cook, and inspiration for community-building.
Has this home at all changed the way that you live?
We were looking to begin our journey of down-sizing, or, what we like to call “The Art of Downsizing!” And yes, there is an art to what often seems like sorting through chaos, but that’s another story!
What does home mean to you?
Simply put, home is where you want to be. We both grew up with families who loved to celebrate: food, drink, music. In fact, food and music were always the thread woven into our childhood homes.
Whether we host a backyard music festival under the string lights and around the authentic German biergarten tables, a evening worship gathering in our light-filled gathering room, a surprise poetry reading party for a dear friend, or, simply, have friends over for coffee and tea—our home is where we want to be.
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