What do you wish for your space?
First, I wish to have a space that is just mine, in which I have full control over the furnishings and contents. Right now, all my spaces are shared, and I don’t have full autonomy in relation to any of them. I still live with my family, saving money until my job ends later this year, after which I do hope to move into my own space.
When I do acquire my own starter space, this is my truest wish:
I wish to live in a little red house, where a forest filled with Cedars, Firs, ferns, and moss ends only feet away. It would have weathered red paint and white trim, with a cozy little porch. I’d love it if it was on a hill, high enough to be safe from flood, with a winding trail from the back door down to a stream or river.
Inside, I would wish it to have a living room, an eat-in kitchen, a mud room/laundry room, a nice but simple bathroom, and two bedrooms, one of which, until and unless someone else enters the picture and we have a child who would need said room, would be a study/studio space filled with bookshelves, but with a cozy fold-out sofa for guests. I would furnish it with a mix of rustic, country, and modern decor, with an aim to have it peaceful, cozy, but not too perfect. I want it to look like someone lives there. The wall colors and furniture would be warm, with a slightly weathered finish. Textiles would be natural, soft and pleasant to the touch.
I have a habit of both intentionally and unintentionally setting up little altars everywhere, so a few of those would be scattered about.
I would wish that my friends and family feel at ease in my space.