sometimes you just stumble upon something that leads to another something and gets you thinking about a lot of things. this house happened and thoughts began to abound abound. i saved the above photo from pinterest, as i do. there is a whole lot of whole “ness” going on in the photo. likley an english country side house. a home covered in ivy and memories with all kinds of windows open ushering in the wind and sky painted the same hue of blue. a window you can pass food right through to your inside looking outside table. i started imagining the conversations that could happen there and the laughter that likey ensues. there was so much goodness grasping my attention that i didn’t even notice the dog. the kind that surely guards your home and your heart and makes any house a home. the photograph did the talking, no words spoken or written to read. i clicked on, hoping for more and i found it (thank you selby). i found a house crush, like i normally do. it wasn’t a “i like that room”, “i like that arrangement,” and an “i like those blooms blooming here and there and everywhere.” it was an, “i’ve stumbled upon a soul home.” and while, i love all white, and clean and crisp . . . what i love even more is a home that has not only soul but a soul.
i clicked on to find out more, (my sister calls me a google whore – i know i know) and come to find, amanda brooks the owner of this soul home was the former fashion director at barneys who has a blog. she is the kind that left all of that for all of this, all because of a little inspiration from another blogger, ree drummond (you know, the pioneer woman).
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