Creating a Meaningful Home: Emily A. Clark
I love this series. Because if your home isnâ€™t meaningful to you, whatâ€™s the point? As weâ€™ve moved into different houses and our family has grown over the past ten years, Iâ€™ve come to realize that itâ€™s about really living where you areâ€”whether (you think) itâ€™s permanent or if (you know) itâ€™s temporary. Thereâ€™s something to be said for really making a house a home.
For me, that means surrounding myself with reminders of the blessings weâ€™ve been given, Who we believe in, and how faithful Heâ€™s been to us. My favorite example of this is a spot in our house Iâ€™ve never officially blogged about. No huge DIY project or amazing design. Just a small wall in our hallway and a black Sharpie.
The â€œgrowth chart wallâ€ has become a famous Clark birthday tradition. And, it makes me happy every time I look at it.
The kids like to regularly check their progress throughout the yearâ€”with the occasional â€œreenactmentâ€ for the blog. Ha! 🙂
So, what if we move? Itâ€™s the question people always ask when they catch a peek of this wall on Instagram or somewhere else. I know there are lots of portable growth charts you can buy and take with you. But, Iâ€™m a firm believer in not living for your next house or even for the next buyers of your current house. And, I like that this part of our lives in this house is documented on this wall. Thereâ€™s something that feels specialâ€”and meaningfulâ€”about that to me.
How true?! You can’t live for your next house. Embrace today. Enjoy what’s most special and meaningful! Emily’s blog was one of my first to follow 5+ years ago and it’s still one of my favorites. Her simple, yet sophisticated design approach is so fresh and effortless. The spaces she creates feel luxurious, yet welcoming. I just can’t get enough of her style!
One of Emily’s favorite projects (which I am still in awe of today) is the fabric wall installation she created in her daughters room. She used a gorgeous oriental style fabric and adorned the entire bed wall. How gorgeous?!
Head on over to Emily A. Clark, and give Emily a BIG HELLO!
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Creating a Meaningful Home