Good morning, our chic friends! We have just gotten back from beautiful Spring Island, SC after attending a gorgeous wedding for a family friend.
In the wake of the fun and festivities, the parties and, maybe best of all, getting to watch our family’s youngest member ring bear his little heart out, we’ve been talking about weddings and what makes them great.
In weddings, and in homes, the details, of course, matter a lot. The perfect song choice for the father-daughter dance and the right molding. A beautiful boutonniere perfectly pinned on a steamed lapel or an exquisitely angled library light.
Petals lining the aisle just so and windows expertly chosen to let in all the light.
But, honestly, it’s more than that. The perfect wedding and the perfect home are all about the way the details combine into a message, a cohesive narrative that makes people feel something, have an experience they will never forget.
We always say, at a wedding, that the one, single thing that truly matters is the bride and groom. If they are having the time of their life then everyone else will too. It doesn’t matter if the food is cold and it pours down rain and the caterer forgot to deliver the cake. The guests take their cues from the main characters and the memory is a fond one.
It’s harder to say what that one, overarching thing is that makes a home truly special.
But, touring this stunning one by Tim Barber, Ltd., we’d have to say that it’s the architectural details.
So, sure, everyone that walks in the bathroom probably doesn’t consciously realize that beautiful wainscoting sets it apart.
But the takeaway is that feeling of having been somewhere that is finely orchestrated.
We love to think that people feel well cared for and comfortable when they are in our homes.
Just like we did when we left this stunning wedding.
Because, just like that very important event in the life of a couple and a family is ultimately a reflection of them, of what they love and how they feel about each other,
We think the best houses are just the same.
This home, from beginning to end, the front door to the back porch, feels warm and welcoming. What, to you, makes a home feel special?