Tuesday, August 7, 2012

There's No Place Like {This Bit of} Home: Hyacynth's Sacred Space

While our family is moving into our new house this week (eek!), I'll be sharing some guest posts! But not just any guest posts -- this week, we'll get to nose around in other people's spaces. Haven't you always wanted to see exactly where your favorite bloggers live? In-depth snooping around where they cook or clean or play or work? I hope I'm not the only nosy one!

Today, sweet Hyacynth from Undercover Mother is showing us into a beloved space in her home.  Enjoy the tour!  



It was the first thing that drew me in despite the icicles spiraling down the staircase walls.

The light -- even during early March in Chicagoland -- spilled magnificently in through the windows.

And I thought -- if in the bleakness of winter this is the kind of sunlight streaming into the space, I could enjoy this space even though it wasn't really what I'd wanted

neighborhood wise

or layout wise

or mostly anything else wise.

That light, I'd thought, though, could make a cold foreclosed house a warm, inviting home.

August #bpcaptures

And it hasn't disappointed.

I've often spread myself over the caramel-colored wooden floors during the dreariness of long winter days, simply soaking up sunlight.

HipstaPrint

found myself mesmerized by the way the light encases the entire front living room window, giving the room a gracious glow in the afternoon hours.

HipstaPrint

lingered in the way the sun highlights the photographs that have captured our family still in moments of time.

Pics

Even when the couch cover has been tossed aside for the seven hundredth time in a day or pillows and blankets and Legos and little boys are sprawled across the carpet like mini road blocks at every step -- all of which happens daily in a house with two little boys and a pup -- it's that light that can still sweep me into serenity just as it promised our very first visit.

8 comments:

  1. I loved this post! The way our home fills with natural light is one of my favorite things about it! The air in here is always calm and peaceful, despite the ebb and flow of chaos inside it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lisa. It's amazing what natural light does for the mind, I agree!

      Delete
  2. Oh, I love this. As always, Hy has piqued my brain and had me looking for details I wouldn't normally hone in on.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love our community and how we get inspired by each other ... a big compliment coming from someone who inspires me!

      Delete
  3. The more I grow to love photography, the more obsessed I am with light! We lucked into the light in our place (I only ever saw it at night until after we moved in!) and I am so grateful it's bright! This is a lovely piece and a great way to share your space!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I agree; photography has grown my love of light! Also, did you see that big soft fur ball basking in the light of my front hall? He would like you to know that he would love to be your roommate if you actually end up being able to come out for Visual Prayer the weekend of Sept. 22. ;-) I kid. Kind of.

      Delete
  4. I know exactly what you mean, Hy! Light warms the LIFE of a house, redeeming any number of things. Windows were a must for us when we were house-hunting -- I tried to convince Justin that a too-small house was perfect for us, just because it had an entire WALL of floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room. Looooved it.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree with Adrienne, light speaks to me even more now because of photography. Although I think that I've always been drawn into it. Beautiful piece, Hy!

    ReplyDelete

Hmm...And how did that make you FEEL?