Sunday, August 13, 2006

what makes a home, a home?

The sweetest picture I've come along in some time... Totally made me want to write about my home.

I don't tend to dwell in this much here, but I'm actually a sucker for design and the health of my home. My home, which currently translates into a 700 sq feet one-bedroom in the best location in Brooklyn heights, is a major part of my life and my thoughts these days. It is the first place since I've moved to NYC that I can finally call home (though I've been in many others..). Eventually, it's balanced, invigorating, pleasing to the eye and provides comfort - at last.

So what makes a home really a home? Is it the furniture you put in? Is it the people you share it with? Is it the color of the walls? Is it the meals you cook there? Does it become more of a home the longer you stay there? Maybe...

For me it's finally a home when you have details collected from places, flea markets, from overseas, from older generations that finally come together and tell you memories. Memories you've made for yourself in your sacred place and will be with you forever. That's your home.

8 comments:

Memo said...

Askim cok guzel yazmissin evimiz hakkinda.

Benim icin ev senin oldugun yerdir

Love uuuu

Memo

decor8 said...

I agree, very nice post and beautiful photo. I was in the heights in July, I stayed with a friend who happens to be an interior designer, she lives in a one bed on Monroe Place. Do you know where that street is?

ekin nayır said...

ne demek istediğini o kadar iyi anladım ki içimden sıcacık birşeyler aktı
seninle gurur duyuyorum

Muge said...

canım kuzenim,
çok içten ve güzel yazmışın.. yani kendin gibi. :) işallah benimde ilerde kendime ait böle bi evim olur :)
seni çook seviyorum

Anonymous said...

Hello! I just came by your blog accidentally..I noticed this photo of the beautiful tealight holder, the pretty domed one. Is this vintage? If it's new, can you post where to find such a thing? Thank you! I couldn't figure out how to email you...

Asli said...

Hi

If you click on it and go to flickr, I actually got it as an inspiration from another blog. I'll check to see if I can find it, but you're right, I love it too..

casapinka said...

Love your blog. Beautiful photo!

Asli said...

thanks casapinka!