When I was a little girl, my sister and I would play a game, where we would look through the Argos Catalogue and tell each other what we would buy when we grew up, and lived in our 'Dream House'.
So now that im all grown up, every time I see something I want, but I know cant have because it wont fit in my small-but-perfectly-formed 2 bedroom townhouse, (like a beautiful grand piano or a walk-in wardrobe a la Carrie Bradshaw, or a makeup/dressing/craft room JUST for that purpose and no other) I STILL make a mental note to myself to purchase whatever that item is or create said room, when I get my 'dream house'
The concept of the 'dream house' was that this house was THE house, the one I would see, (magically in my price range) buy, and move into, to stay there forever and ever, and I always wanted it to be a beautiful (large!) cottage by the seaside.
This house should fulfil every want - in my childhood, I remember dreaming after room upon room of toys, books and games, but nowadays, the more adult me would much rather:
have at least one bathroom that is a beautiful, relaxing girly haven, full of scented candles with a cast iron roll-top bath (in cream) that has jacuzzi function, or something like this:
- The kitchen would be all shabby-chic and country cottagey, with a big farmhouse style wooden table, a massive french dresser filled with pastel-coloured teacups and pottery, with an aga stove and tiled floor, or something similar to the kitchen on the TV series The Delicious Miss Dahl:
The living room/lounge would have large comfy sofa's with loads of cushions, a wall-length bookcase full of books, a large open fireplace (with a real fire) and bay windows with window seats, or something simple, elegant and beautiful like this:
There would be a beautiful large garden for Lucy to run around freely to her hearts content, and have a pond, a herb garden and a vegetable patch (and a gardner!)
Looking at these pictures, Im aware that if I ever won the lottery and this became a reality (dream on!) I would have he most mis-matched home ever!
What would your dream home look like?