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We moved about six months ago into a home that needed a lot of work. I really enjoy the creative process of visualizing how I want my home to feel. I chose three primary mood words as inspiration.

I chose: peaceful, magical and romantic

That is what I need right now. It will change and evolve as I do.
What words would you evoke to describe your current dream living space?
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I do a lot of imagining also. I think...peaceful, comfortable and inspiring. My vision always includes lots of natural elements as well, like stone, flowers, pictures of birds and trees.

Because we hs and spend a lot of time here, I chose inspiring for all of us.

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cozy, aesthetically pleasing, whimsical...........our house is very small, full of a variety of colors and art, no curtains on the windows so we can see the woods we live in.

Nice thread!
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Relaxing, comfortable, and simplistic.
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simple elegance....ok I stole that from Trading Spaces but it I think it really sums up my home.
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Beauty and Order.
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Largeness, hugeness, and lots of room! :LOL

I know this is a serious thread, but that's what I see when I close my eyes and picture my "home".
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Hmmm, visionary words for my home.

A freaking mess.

tht's all I got.
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JoAida, vastness is good if that is what you want to see. Is it simple vastness? complex? inviting? welcoming? cold? harsh? warm?
Give us a bit more... what do you want the vastness to invoke? freedom?

Jeca, I understand the mess issue. I have mess issues too. But what do you want to create?? or does it matter to you? If you don't picture it you can't get it.


I like lots of nature and art as well.
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Comfy, enchanting, community, passionate, spiritual....

I picture they same feel/energy/love of a small Italian town. Rustic with an enchanting elegance to it. Everyone feels comfortable and at ease. Everyone is family.....meaning guests ALWAYS feel welcome. Spiritual in the way that you can always just feel the presence of something bigger than you are....gratitude fills the air!

OK...long winded....but that is what I see!!!

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Hmmm, visionary words for my home.

A freaking mess.

tht's all I got.
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Oh....if we are going with our homes as is.....


I'm with jeca!!!

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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Yeah.....wolfmama....what do you think my description means I am really looking for? I never thought of that... :

Sorry ....your response to JoAida got me thinking...

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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Jeca, I understand the mess issue. I have mess issues too. But what do you want to create?? or does it matter to you? If you don't picture it you can't get it.
It doesn't seem to matter what I try to create in the end that's allI seem to end up with. (sigh) I'm bummed.
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aawww. come treasure mapping. tracy started a thread, maybe in personal growth about doing treasure maps. i suck at posting links, maybe someone can do it.
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angelbee, that's tough. definately a rich environment you are after. maybe a mix of culture and romance?
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Welcoming, sanctuary, lively

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For our house it would be; serene, tranquil, comfy and lived in. I like things neat and clean but not PERFECT.
I cannot stand clutter either I am working on that though (since dd has come along).

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nak...
finished, completed, done...

we are on year 6 of the overhaul....

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Cozy is the first word that comes to mind. Welcoming and beauty.

I'm with AngelBee.. I want people to feel like my home is their home. It's a safe haven. You walk in, and you feel comfortable immediately.
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Bright, personal, tidy and tranquil would be words for my home, although with children tranquility is hard to find
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i love these. will someone else humor me?
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Well, we're caretakers for someone else right now, so this is pure fantasy.

Our home, in my mind's eye.......organic (meaning it does not seem to intrude on it's surroundings, but is almost a part of them....make sense?), simple, gratitude, ease, comfort, whole, welcome. I have to go ponder what these words mean to me now, since they just came out of nowhere. Thanks for this.

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Tranquil, orderly, welcoming, personal.
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Ok.....now how do we go about achieving this mamas?

Mama to 9 so far:Mother of Joey (20), Dominick (13), Abigail (11), Angelo (8), Mylee (6), Delainey (3), Colton (2) and Baby 8 and Baby 9 coming sometime in July 2013.   If evolution were true, mothers would have three arms!

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AngelBee,

On what level do you mean that? Organizationally, decoratively or spiritually? Or all?
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I love this thread! Got me thinking about what I want mine to be and then I started thinking what steps I can do to start incorporating them...

Spiritual...so I want to get a cute sign that says 'angels welcome here' and put it on my front door or in a flower pot. Put a cross over my door on the inside. Start saying prayer before preparing and eating meals. I can also sage my house once a week while listening to spiritual music.

Harmonious...I do this already by keeping my house simple and clutter free. I also use wind chimes and water fountains.

Warm...Lighting, lots of trees, and flowers (which I love to garden). I find a lot of people love to be welcomed by a garden. Candles. Airing out the house daily so it's fresh air. Music instead of TV. Lots of laughing. Maybe I can learn some good jokes.

I also want to think of my home as Family and Children. I am really good at memory building with albums and memory books. Any other ideas?

Thanks for getting me thinking.
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The only one I could think of at first was 'lived-in" : But then i decided Comfortable, fun, peaceful.
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peaceful
comfortable
inviting
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I can't think of homes on a general scale but rather consider each room individually. Each room is like a clean palette to me which needs its own theme / personality - somehow in our previous homes this technique has never resulted in an overall feeling of dissonance

I have two favorites that I am dreaming of right now for our future home - one is the covered porch / garden room and the words are: botanical, rustic, turn-of-the-century (I imagine lots of Victorican botanical prints, a butterfly collection or two (bought used!), indoor statuary, weathered finials, ticking covered rough daybeds, whitewashed wooden floor and lots of coleus, ferns and ivy spilling out of cement pots.)

The other is our bedroom and the words are: French, bohemian, sumptious (I imagine here our beautiful Indian block-printed quilt on our low bed, curtains from Anthropologie, our vintage faded Victorican upholstered chair, painted unmounted canvases stacked everywhere, vintage trunks as bedside tables, incense, beeswax candles, a French country look vintage dresser with a silver tray for my jewelry and ornate Egyptian perfume bottles, lots of old books, perhaps even an old grammaphone player, a Moroccan screen with which to create a little meditation nook, small faded dhurries on bare wood floors).

Warmly,
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