A House with Soul | The Story of a PersonSaturday, December 5, 2015


There is an intimacy that comes with a home that reflects the personalities of the people who live in it. It is a visual indicator of their life, experiences, family, and history. I like to call this ‘A house with Soul’. Whether it is objects collected on travels or heirlooms they have inherited, they need to be incorporated into the interior design. There is a richness that transcends just good design.

This is a collection of pottery designed and crafted by Freddie Smith my client’s grandmother. They are earthy, unique, and artistic just like Freddie. I know this because I met my client when I was four years old and knew her grandmother.

Forty five years later I designed a house for her and we pulled out the tea pot and mugs and displayed them on the basalt counter, adding an unexpected and personal addition to the collection of fine art in the house.  Fascinating spaces tell the story of a person.

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