Friday, July 2, 2010

Pin It Forward: What Feels Like Home

Today I am posting about what feels like home for sfgirlbybay's collaboration project called Pin-It-Forward. With over 300 bloggers participating, the idea is to create a pinboard by using Pinterest filled with images that evoke the feelings of home. 

John and I have only been in our new place (well, new to us) for about 8 months, so we are still in the process of making this house our home. So with that in mind, I set out to find images that evoke the feeling of home we are trying to create.

The ocean always means home to us, with the salty air, sound of the waves, sand between our toes, and freshly ridden surfboards drying on the lawn.  The first picture is of the pier right across the street from our new little home.

As for inside our house, we tend to lean towards a light and airy feel, lots of mid century vintage with some warm modern touches here and there.
Making a house a home is all in the details... for us that consists of hanging amazing artwork, some graphic looking plants, vintage kitchen goods and a handful of meaningful knickknacks.

And home will have to have a creative space...
But really, home is anywhere this boy is...
 and of course our furry little girl!
One of the greatest features of using Pinterest is that all the photos posted from your pinboard are linked to their original source via your board, so it makes blogging a breeze!  You can see all my sources at my pinboard here.

Thank so much to Victoria from sfgirlbybay and to Pinterest for orchestrating this project, and to get more Pin-It-Forward check out some of yesterday's bloggers, sharon montrose and also a fellow indie bizzer Diane over at The Dew Drop Inn.  If you want more Pin-It-Forward you can check out the whole list of bloggers here.

the bird


  1. I want to live at YOUR house!! it;s amazingly lovely and cozy and I LOVE it!!

  2. Gorgeous photos! I totally could move in to your vision!

  3. thank you, thank you, thank you for the nice comments!!! :)

  4. i can smell the ocean and feel the warm beautiful light airy retro modern creative vibe!

    lovely post, friend.

    that sweet sleepy pup face melts my heart.


  5. Love your post about home! I too feel the sea is part of what home means to me. Wonderful images, they give a real feel for what your taste is.

    Thank you so much for sharing...and it was lovely to "meet" you!