Sunday, April 12, 2009

How to make a house feel like home...

This was a big weekend. We invited our builders and their families over for dinner to celebrate being (almost!) done and then my parents came for Easter. This meant that we had to get the house looking the best it could.

We made up all the beds.. which warmed up all of the bedrooms.

We hung the curtains and one of our prints in the music room.

Fresh flowers around the house make ALL the difference.

Look at how lovely one of our Janet Hill paintings looks framed and hanging in our dining room.

But a house really starts feeling like home when it's filled with friends and laughter...

.... and kids running around the kitchen island in their PJs after dinner...

... and a few days later, Mom, with a glass of champagne and an Easter bunny, toasting to all we've been though, how far we've come, and that we're home.
... and dear husband looking relaxed. That's the best way to make a house feel like home!


  1. What a wonderful, wonderful post...and you are so right!! The laughter, smiles and the PJs....that's what makes a house a home. Best wishes for many many gatherings to come.

  2. It is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so happy for you. It's been fun to follow your progress.