With the wedding out of the way, and the new job underway, we're finally on the way to kicking off our pet project. We've spent the week checking out the works of designers we've shortlisted and if nothing else, this exercise has just double confirmed that I am entirely deserving of the title - kay poh tay. I love getting a glimpse into how other people live.
We stopped by a beautiful 4 bedroom family home last night - everyone was in, including their adorable (and gigantic) labradoodle puppy named Ginger - and what struck me about the architecture of the space wasn't the beautiful finishings or the gloss that the wood had attained over the years or how well the house had aged in spite of being very lived in (though I definitely noticed all of that), but how much it was designed with the family living in it in mind.
Form that allowed rooms to flow into each other, large communal spaces for the family to gather and enjoy their evenings together, a lack of dividers which meant mom could call out to her kids from her spot in the kitchen regardless of where they were in the house, dad sipping his wine as he kept a watchful eye on Ginger as she bounded about greeting guests...
We stopped above the money shot and peered down at the family gathered around the wide island in the kitchen, and I remember thinking what a wonderful way it is to live.