Hello everyone! My name is Laura and I blog over at Roots & Feathers. Home is very near and dear to my heart. Being a Cancer sun child, my home space is like my safe haven, just like the shell of a crab. It's true. I spend most of my days at home, designing and creating for Roots and Feathers, and there isn't really anywhere else Id rather be. I do like to get out and do things, and travel, but for the most part, I'm content in my nest. When Moorea asked me to guest post here in her space about my home, it was a no brainer. Moorea is so close to my heart, a true inspiration and friend, and someone I can relate to on so many levels. During this time she is spending with family, let's all send them deep healing, loving vibes. There is true power and magic in that.
The photos I am sharing here today are pieces from all over my home, including my bedroom, my office, my drawing desk, my sacred space, and other bits and pieces. I have no real rhyme or reason when I decorate, and I never plan ahead. I only choose things I truly love, so I never doubt whether or not something is going to look good in my home, or fit in. To me, that is not what home decor is about. My nest is another outward expression of what I love on the inside. A reflection of what is special to me. I would say 90% of all of my home decor was found thrifting, were special things gifted to me from family or friends, or family heirlooms from my parents. I'm a very sentimental person, so every rock, stick and shell in my house is special to me. (this may very well turn into a hoarding situation down the road where you can't get to the kitchen b/c you can't get past the piles of rocks and sticks!)
I love to be surrounded by things that are visually pleasing to me. Being an artist, I kind of always look at the world in colors and patterns, and beyond to more spiritual connections that tie into the mundane material world. I love having things in my home that feel like they have their own spirit, either from being something that was close to my mother's heart, or having been made with love and intention from another artist, or knowing this something has been in the world and passed around for generations, or having a connection to the earth and animal world. There are so many different ways objects can have their own story and life. To me this is so much greater than just having a lamp from Target. (although i love target, don't get me wrong there!)
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