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Creating a Meaningful Home: Emily A. Clark

CREATING A MEANINGFUL HOME blog series featuring Bloggers sharing the story of their home: FEATURED is Emily A. Clark - a MUST READ story!

Today’s guest post for Creating a Meaningful Home blog series: Year 3 is Emily A. Clark. Welcome Emily…

I love this series. Because if your home isn’t meaningful to you, what’s the point? As we’ve moved into different houses and our family has grown over the past ten years, I’ve come to realize that it’s about really living where you are—whether (you think) it’s permanent or if (you know) it’s temporary. There’s something to be said for really making a house a home.

Growth Chart in the home of Emily Clark

For me, that means surrounding myself with reminders of the blessings we’ve been given, Who we believe in, and how faithful He’s been to us. My favorite example of this is a spot in our house I’ve never officially blogged about. No huge DIY project or amazing design. Just a small wall in our hallway and a black Sharpie.

Growth Chart in the home of Emily Clark

Growth Chart in the home of Emily Clark

The “growth chart wall” has become a famous Clark birthday tradition. And, it makes me happy every time I look at it.

Growth Chart in the home of Emily Clark

The kids like to regularly check their progress throughout the year—with the occasional “reenactment” for the blog. Ha! 🙂

So, what if we move? It’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, I’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. There’s something that feels special—and meaningful—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?!

Fabric wall installation by Emily Clark

Fabric wall installation by Emily Clark

Head on over to Emily A. Clark, and give Emily a BIG HELLO!

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