7 Ways to Make a New House a Home


By Joanna Grey Talbot

Moving has been a way of life for me over the past few years. Moving five times in three years has not made me an expert but it has taught me a few tricks for settling in quicker. Every move has been different, some with roommates and some without, but each time I have had to pack up all my worldly belongings and move in somewhere totally new to me. Change and I have a love/hate relationship but the following list helped me to start loving my new home. Continue reading

Home Is Where We Make It


By De & Kate

Having both lived in a handful of towns and cities across the country, we spend our fair share of time thinking about and talking about the concept of home, and with that, the occasional accompanying bout of homesickness. We share our nostalgic longing for an ice cream cone from our favorite local shop, and we chat about how nice it’d be to meet up with all our best girlfriends on a Sunday afternoon. We say how strange it seems to unpack all our belongings in a place that still feels unfamiliar, and we consider what it might have been like had we stayed in our hometown for-ev-er (a la, The Sandlot). And yet, deep down, we know that home is less of a physical place and more of a spiritual experience. It’s a collection of moments that make us feel whole. Continue reading

The Lazy Woman’s Guide To Home Décor


By Clare Bristow

I have a confession to make: I’m not enthusiastic about decorating.

I appreciate a well-decorated house as much as the next person, and I’ll happily spend time flicking through magazines and Instagram admiring people’s stylish rooms. But I just don’t feel the need to spend hours trawling home stores or tackling fiddly projects involving paint and glue guns. Not my idea of a fun leisure activity, thank you very much. Continue reading