I’m thinking about the transition from a house to a home which is very closely related to the transition from space to place. I can see four main strands that make a or better will make our house (once it is built) a home: 1) the creative energy that grows in a place when people do creative things; 2) the visibility of the passage of time so the objects in a house that are specific to its inhabitants lives; 3) the food the people cook there and 4) the language that is spoken in the house and I don’t mean necessarily foreign languages.
I believe that every family has its own way of talking with its family members. In our case it will be German and English as well as the way we talk to each other and that adds a different feel to the home. All these elements vary from one home to another and it might be interesting to look into different homes and see how these four points make a different home each time; a unique place that is very specific to the people that live in it.
I’m thinking about how our homes influence the way we live our lives? Can different homes bring out different sides of ourselves? So for instance do we entertain more when we’ve got more space? Do we interact more with nature and grow veg when we have a garden where we can do that? Do we feel generally happier if our home as higher more spacious rooms where we enjoy spending time in? Do we feel more creative if we are surrounded by certain materials and spaces?
Plasterer has fitted a new ceiling rose in the living room and sorted out missing parts of the coving in the dining room.
As that needs painting now we are thinking of painting all the walls in the dining room too.