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March 19, 2020 2 min read

The world is changing very quickly, and it’s forcing us to look inward at our lives. Introverts are thriving. As the rest of us figure out just exactly what it means to cultivate stillness, we are looking at our homes. Taking stock of what we’re grateful for, and what we want to create more of in our lives. There is so much out of our control right now, so now is a time to look at what we can do. Cleaning, re-organizing or even re-designing our homes.

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We look at the space we’ve created for our loved ones. The places where we cultivate the feeling of home. With all of the homes that we’ve worked on, what’s most clear to me is that home has a different meaning for everyone. Families are as different as a fingerprint, and so are their homes.

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This home was created as family getaway a generation ago. Places like this are special. Not just because of the expansive views, but because of the space inside that this family shares together. Creating the memories of a lifetime. Often times, family getaways are the only quality time we spend with the people we hold closest to our hearts. And that time is precious.

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The time we have now is equally precious. The spaces that we share with our family are sacred. And should be treated as such. It’s so easy to settle into a space and not make it exactly what we need. We put off projects until later, because there is always something else to do. There are always parties to attend and errands to run. Perhaps for the first time in the 20th century, that isn’t true. Now is a time to focus on your home and your family. To hold your loved ones close and be grateful for the space in our lives.

Monica Banks
Monica Banks



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