real homes v/s dream homes

Design Mom is doing a series called “Living with kids”. Its interesting. I don’t always admire all the decor because, well, living with children is a dangerous proposition if your idea of perfect decor is white on white, but I love the sneak peak into the lives of real people.

If money and children where not considerations, my living room would look like this

Erin Gates, Elements of Style

or like this…(but with a white rug)

Can you imagine my kids climbing the lader and swinging from the chandelier?

In Designmom’s series the homes are real, lived in decor- and the stories are lovely, about real families, written by sweet loving mom’s. I love this quote from Chelsey Woolley featured last week.

Q: Please finish the sentence: I wish someone had told me…

A: I wish someone had told me not to judge a woman whose house is messy or cluttered. You never know who’s in their first trimester of a pregnancy, who is dealing with depression or an autoimmune disease, who’s struggling in their marriage, who’s overworked in some other area, or who hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in a long, long time.

It can and does happen to the best of us!

I wish someone had told me that when I see someone who doesn’t seem to have it 100% together to love first – and then try to help, if I can.”

Isn’t that so beautiful? Love first and try and help, if I can!

2 thoughts on “real homes v/s dream homes

  1. My boys (young and old) would be trying to throw things into the chandelier to make them stick. Love the saying about love first & then try to help.

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