Home styling and home design, when it is well done, is self expression in its truest form! It's telling your life story through the world of decor and design! Most of you reading this post are home decor enthusiasts! What is the one thing that appeals to you when you see a pretty home? For me, the most appealing thing is to see a home packed with personality! Today's home tour is a home that I connected with instantly!
There is a lot that you can tell about a space or a home by looking at it! I was fortunate enough to visit this home myself and see it through my camera lens. I have gotten to know Savita, the owner of this fabulous home, she and I have become friends! Like her home, she is full of warmth and character :) Savita lives here with her husband and her ten year old son!
The homeowner is rightfully the best person to talk about her home.....so take it away Savita!
"I am an art historian and art educator by training. After having worked in various capacities as a graphic designer, art curriculum writer and curator, the last few years have almost exclusively been devoted to teaching – both adults and children on art and art appreciation. I love this phase of my life and it has by far been one of the most rewarding and fulfilling things that I have done.
I hesitate to pigeon hole very specifically what my design aesthetic is but I think I lean toward an eclectic and global style without following any particular trend. In my house you will find Indian Colonial furniture juxtaposed with mid-century lamps, Middle Eastern kilims, and African masks alongside my collection of Dancing Ganeshas in bronze and brass. There are lots of books, paintings, etchings and lithographs by known as well as upcoming artists interspersed with my son’s hand crafted ceramics. Special (to me) things like my son’s first pair of shoes that are bronzed and sitting on an end table or a souvenir picked up from a trip with lovely memories – that, to me, is what makes my space personal, individual and a retreat for me and my family.
In design, I believe very strongly in editing. One of my favorite quotes is from the famous French designer Coco Chanel. ”Before leaving the house, a lady should look in the mirror and remove one accessory." You don’t have to display all your treasures at the same time. Like each one of us, they too need to take a break and breathe. Currently, my home has a lot of greens because I am ready for Spring after a long Seattle winter! I want to have the verdant feeling outdoors as well as indoors.
What makes me smile is that when people visit my home, they say that it is warm, inviting, cozy and they can spend hours in the space. To me, that embodies everything that a home should be."
Thank you Savita!
Savita' eye catching art collection...
Every homeowner has a special corner in their home! This is Savita's study and her haven!
Thank you Savita for inviting the readers of My Dream Canvas into your lovely home!
Images: Taken by me at Savita's home and are subject to copyright!