Photographer Kara Rosenlund in her kitchen.

 

What is a Successful Home?

Beginning a blog was a very daunting experience. As a creative, I have so many ideas, but expressing and capturing them accurately through words can sometimes be challenging.

Whilst writing the introduction for my first blog, I found myself typing the phrase ‘Successful Home’ – and as the words came up on screen, I wondered if this was really what I wanted to say.  The word Successful felt too corporate and cold and did not reflect the Love Your Home philosophy.

This has however played on my mind all week.  Surely, in some context everybody is trying to create a successful home? As with every part of your life, benchmarking success is incredibly personal – just like your home.

For me, I believe the key to a successful home is simple.  Always buy what your love and be true to yourself.  Never try to impersonate a style or force a look.  Houses that reflect the personalities that live there are always homes.

We can gain inspiration and guidance from magazines and blogs which can extensively represent visually many different styles, be it contemporary, classical, inexpensive, luxury or eclectic. 

I have sourced some examples of homes where the personalities who live there have fully embraced their passion to both full and successful effect.

  

Above: Photographer Kara Rosenlund Home To view her full house and story Visit Design Sponge

  

Above :The Home of Fashion Designer Lee Mathews to view her full house Visit thedesignfiles