design crush.

“After moving time and time again — across states, between apartments, and even back in with my mom — I’ve realized that home isn’t a place. It’s a feeling. It’s a thing I sometimes long for while sitting in my own living room. And other times, while sitting in that very same living room surrounded by my favorite things, I couldn’t imagine being someplace else. My cats curled up on my lap, my dogs asleep at my feet, a cup of coffee close at hand. Other times this feeling strikes while seated across from my grandmother in my Pennsylvania hometown. Or while spending the day with my mother. Or even during a random get together with friends. Home is subjective, ever questioned (for some). But the one thing I’m sure of is that it’s a thing filled with happiness, memories, and comfort.

Wishing you all the best in your new place, Victoria!”

— kelly, of design crush.

• photo by John Paul Jesperson.

8 Responses to “design crush.”
  1. Cathy Jean says:

    Awesome photo and sentiment.

  2. Melanie says:

    This is exactly how I feel. It must be the moving thing. I’ve lived in Seattle four different times now! I think the familiarity and slow pace (compared to L.A.) of this city makes it feel comfortable and homelike to me, but I also feel at home when I’m sitting across from my best girlfriend at her house in Austin, a city I’ve never lived in. I’ve also felt super out of place in the small town I grew up in, even though I spent almost half my life there. Sometimes it feels less like home than anywhere else. Great post Kelly.

    I hope you’re settling in okay, Victoria! xo

  3. xandra says:

    love the quotation. and if that “feeling of home” could be represented visually, yeah. it would look like that. :)
    xandra ★

  4. Marjory says:

    Beautiful words on home. Finding home is an art form. In some ways, home is a state of being and yet not at all disengaged from place, space, landscape.

  5. hannah says:

    hope your settling in!
    words of wisdom ill keep with me. just moved myself!

    great post, thanks

  6. Lynell says:

    This is so true and so lovely. I have thought about this recently, where I am living now is the first place that has truly started to feel like home outside of my parents home where I have not lived in quite a few years. Home really is so much more than a space. Thank you.

  7. Alissa says:

    I’m loving these home posts!

  8. Kim Spencer says:

    So very, very true. Love this!

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