An abun­dance of char­ac­ter

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Elly Gross­man of Can­non Rocks writes

Belinda Huse of Ham­burg (win­ning let­ter in your Au­gust 2017 is­sue) raises an im­por­tant point when she asks: “How do you find your reader homes?”

It’s a ques­tion I’ve of­ten asked my­self as I page through my copies of Home. Each home you fea­ture is full of in­di­vid­u­al­ity and filled with abun­dant char­ac­ter and a rich­ness of spirit that in­vites you to ‘step into the page’.

They’re so dif­fer­ent to the pro­fes­sion­ally dec­o­rated homes one finds in other pub­li­ca­tions. Such in­te­rior dec­o­ra­tor cre­ated homes show­case the best money can buy; they’re ex­quis­ite yet so sim­i­lar, so su­per­fi­cial, so ster­ile, so soul-less.

The ques­tion bears re­peat­ing: how do you find your homes? Also, can you fea­ture a min­i­mal­ist home – even more min­i­mal­ist than Zen (if such a thing ex­ists) – to show the creativity of noth­ing­ness?

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