Friday, January 22, 2010


My philosophy is that it is more important how a house feels than how it looks. We can all make a room look lovely. We can copy a picture in a magazine or buy everything out of a vignette in a store. However, to make a Home feel a certain way is , in my mind, Great Design.  In my experience, how a house feels to those who enter, is what makes it a Home, not just a well decorated House. One of the important things a Home should have in it are things that stimulate the senses: Sight, Smell, Touch, Hearing and Taste.


I posted this room yesterday in my Color post. This room is very pleasing to my eye.
I know this will be subjective--what is pleasing to one is not pleasing to everyone.  Generally speaking, a well appointed, tidy home is pleasing to most. If it is night time or the winter months a nice roaring fire is always an inviting sight. Candles will be pleasing to the eye and the nose if they have a delicate scent.


Scents for the home will always be to the homeowner's taste.  Just make sure it is a pleasant scent and not over powering to your visitors.  The scents above were found on a great blog  A Gift Wrapped Life. She is actually having a give away on these beautiful frangrances for the home by Charlotte Moss. Fresh flowers that have lovely scents are pleasing to the eye and the nose.  Paper whites, roses, lilacs just to name a few. Try to stay away from the large bags of potpourri that are artificial smelling and over powering.


Having soft and inviting textures in your home will only add to its appeal to all who enter.


The soft sound of a trickling fountain outside an open window

Soft music playing in the background can help make a home have a wonderful atmosphere.


Offer your guest a simple cup of tea or a cool glass of water with lemon.
It doesn't have to be anything fancy, just welcoming.

I would love if you would share some of the ways you  make your house a Sense-sational HOME

"Enjoy the Process" of: Filling your HOME with items that stimulate the Senses