A house is made of walls and beams;
a home is built with love and dreams.
Oh, home sweet home. What does 'home' mean to you? For me, it conjures up a myriad of thoughts and emotions.
Many people have a warmth for their childhood home - but my childhood didn't include any one place that felt safe or constant. Still, to this day I have an incredible longing to find just that feeling... safety, solidity, warmth - all in a home. I want to feel that there is a place such as that for me to return to, every night. My launching pad. My start and end. And it is safe, and solid, and warm, and I am filled with all those things.
Of course, I do have a house. And I love my house. I love these walls, and the people and dogs and cats that roam within. I love the laughter and the music and even sometimes the yelling.
But I've learned something too. Perhaps of necessity. Or perhaps, just because it is true. Home is a place inside of me - its not the walls that surround me. Not here. Not when I was a child, not anywhere.
It sounds cliched. Well, it is a cliche. But its true. The warmest homes are not made that way because of their architecture, their structural integrity - their sleek lines or (on the other end) filligree and gingerbread. In fact, the only real homes that I have ever been in, and ever seen - are those whose outer walls reflect the warmth of the people who live inside, and not the other way around.
I hope you will join me here at Born Broken on Saturdays, when I will feature some of my favorite studios, houses, and just general decor. The internet is such a vast and fantasy environment - it amazes me just how much warmth I can find out there, and I am excited to share!
Today, I am just going to share a quick little shed that I totally covet. Did you read that? That's right. I said SHED. As in, for storage in your backyard.
How totally adorable is this:
I just love this tiny little shed. Ok, ok. It's maybe a little pink. I'd probably prefer it in a yellow, or aqua. But of course, pink will do in a pinch. : ) This particular shed is from a store in New York. Sadly they don't ship to California - but they do to many eastern states. (You can find the store, here.)
They have the one below too, which I also adore. The prices for these range from $1,500 - $3,500+ - depending on the size of the main (and only) room. I am not sure if that covers delivery - and/or if the house comes put together or not. It seems that would make a big difference. Ha!
I have always thought that playhouses are the greatest things. I always wanted one as a child, and still like the idea of having a sweet little bungalow, one day - as an art studio. A place to play. It would have to have electricity of course - so that I could make tea. Wouldn't you just love to come over - if I had a little play house studio? We could have a tea party - you and me!
Do you have any houses, studios or decore that you adore? Leave me a comment and a link. I love to visit new places, and I'd love to feature reader favorites on upcoming Studio Saturday days.