What does home mean to me?
I firmly believe in the saying “home is where the heart is.” I moved out of my family home over 5 years ago. Over the last 5 years I have moved every year from apartment to apartment still being able to call each place “home.”
Currently single, my apartment has 3 residents. I share my living space with my cats Ryley and Chloe. I promise I am not a crazy cat lady 😉 I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to add one more to my little family: a Papillon puppy named Coraline. Yes, I have already named her, and yes, she is a her 😉 Besides the fact that my current building has a 2-pet rule, I have no intention on getting a puppy until I know I have the time to train it. That could be a few more years. For now, it’s the 3 of us. Walking into my apartment, it just wouldn’t feel like “home” to me if my floor wasn’t covered in cat toys!
I CANNOT live in a space that doesn’t hold my books. I’m a book person, always have been. I think I would go crazy without them. Not only do I obviously like to read, but a nice bookshelf (or 2 or 3 or 4) really adds that “home” quality for me. Guests can tell a lot about me just by taking a glance at my bookshelves.
Light quality is really important as well. My current apartment has GREAT light for the majority of the day. There is just something so refreshing about it!
I’m an artist. I also collect art. Needless to say a large portion of my decor is art.
Currently my workspace is in my apartment. I have a corner that serves as my studio for now. It works. I couldn’t imagine not having a dedicated spot to work.
OK so right now I don’t exactly have a bed. I’ve been sleeping on this Ikea futon for the last 2 years. Joys of living in a studio apartment. Someday though, maybe after I finish graduate school and have a 1 bedroom apartment I will buy myself a HUGE canopy bed. A girl can dream right? The futon really isn’t that bad. When I’m away from home for the night I always miss my own “bed.”
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Thanks for reading! Now, it is my pleasure to send you over to Emma Lamb where Emma will share what home means to her. I would also like to thank Victoria from sfgirlbybay for coordinating yet another successful blogging collaboration!