WHEN THE SEASONS CHANGE FROM WINTER TO THE EARLY DAYS OF SPRING, it’s always a lovely time. The house gets a bit quieter, the days a bit more still. It’s a time when we shift from that ever-present state of hosting, gift giving, meal making into more thoughtful introspection. Now it’s your house’s turn to get a little TLC. It’s your turn to get a little bit of that care too.
Putting together our Dream Cottage issue every year, it’s easy to get caught up in the research of it all. What are the big trends, innovative design ideas, smart investments for your home? Our team works hard to find amazing, inspiring homes, as well as décor and home improvement discoveries to help you craft a warm, welcoming and beautiful home that makes you happy to come home to.
Then suddenly that last idea really sparkled for me. That’s what this issue is truly about. Sure, how you invest in your home will pay you and your loved ones back in a very real way. But more than that, crafting your dream home is about treating yourself. It’s about making your home dreams come true. Giving yourself the spaces that make you feel happy, proud, comforted, inspired, nurtured, creative and all those wonderful nuanced feelings we feel when our rooms are just the way we want them to be.
So I hope this issue connects you to a few things: ideas to make your home better and more beautiful. But also ideas that ensure your home truly makes you happy.