Home sweet home

Just a handful of months ago, I found myself in a new living space. I remember sitting by the fireplace, surrounded by boxes and plain white walls. I could not help but drink in the blandness of my surroundings with excitement, because I knew that within the following weeks the space would undergo a metamorphosis. Soon, the space would have its own personality. Soon, it would truly be home.

I realized, then, that home is not a place, but a feeling. A home is created when you take a living space and breathe life into it, adding a dash of personality, security, and comfort. All it takes to make a space homey is tender, loving care.

This month, the Lifestyle team met with experts in home and garden care to help you rejuvenate your living space, as well as to help you make your dream home a reality. With summer cookouts just around the corner, it is a great time to begin sprucing up your home and yard to wow your future guests.

In this issue, we will look at color and design trends, what you may have missed in your spring cleaning, and the importance of using your surroundings to grow relationships. If those April showers have you down, don’t fret! This issue is full of bright colors and wisdom that will bring a little bit of fun to your rainy day.

As always, we are inspired by community. Keep in touch!