What home means to me

Yay- today is my day to Pin It Forward!  As some of you probably have already heard Victoria from sfgirlbybay has started this great mash up- wonderful, talented bloggers all showing what home means to them using Pinterest.  If you haven't heard of Pinterest it is a cool new way to bookmark your fav images and share them creating pinboards.
I have been thinking a lot about home lately- well ok always, but particularly lately.  Maybe because I seem to see so little of mine these days, as I write this I am several hundred miles from my home and family on location.  Don't get me wrong I love to travel, and after several years of being fairly home bound work wise with small children- I am thrilled to be on the go again.  But I do love, obsess about and miss my home.  My husband and I have a lovely home, but when you combine an architect and a stylist the urge to move, build, remodel, change just for the sake of it is hard to let go of.  We have about a million design sketches for a possible new home and perhaps someday soon will take the leap.  Right now I am on Martha's Vineyard, being here or places like here where family's come back year after year, sometimes for several generations is such an amazing feeling.  Over the weekend I was at a gathering for a dear family friend. She lives on an incredible piece of farm land with a 200 year old stone house.  At one point in the party she and her husband along with their now grown children were talking about first  finding the house-and knowing deeply that it was home.  I want to make sure to have created that for my family, it's not all about style-
So.........home means- Color!
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It means a sunny place to eat.
Hmmm perhaps you remember where this lovely image is from?

It means tons of fresh flowers.  

It also means fresh local food.
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 Okay so maybe Paris isn't local but a girl can dream.
In my case it definitely means collections!

It means the kitchen as we spend most of our time in ours.
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It means typography
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I am lucky to be able to spend a fair amount of time home working and with my kids, so it means a great home office.
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It means casual get together's with friends.
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It means yummy meals.
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And yet more books!!
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But most of all it means my family!