Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Little Loft {Coming "Home"}

You know the feeling you get when you come home from a long vacation and you crawl into your very own bed? Or when you visit home after a semester away at college? That deep sense of home and belonging that your mind, body and soul have been craving for so long? I am not talking about a social belonging (although that feels great, too), but a place, a nest that reflects your personality and passions 100%. 
After living out of suitcases and boxes since last May (in both Europe and California), I am finally able to set up a space of my own and feel that deep comforting peace that comes with being "home" that I have longed for. For me, "home" isn't a specific location in the world, but a place of my own where my mind can rest and can feel a calmness and serenity.  I need to be in a place where I can host others, so hopefully they can find a peace and calmness there too! This last year has been a crazy whirlwind, to say the least, and I have finally arrived "home".

My household goods arrived from Europe the day before Christmas Eve, and I am having an absolute ball setting up my little loft with treasures that I was able to bring back from Europe. With every box that I have been unpacking, I have been reminiscing about all the adventures I went on to find these beauties and the unique history and stories that come along with each of them. 
I am currently trying to cram all my things into one small space and make each thing cohesive with the next. I want my tract-home loft to look like a Parisian apartment, so that I can feel inspired and as though I am in my favorite place in the world... Europe. I am wanting eclectic, European charm to ooze out of every pore of my teeny tiny rental. A place that reflects my personality and soul. I call this "Eclectic Expat Chic."

I can't wait to share the process that I will be going through to set up my space and make it a place that will be warm, welcoming and relaxing. My loft is still under a little bit of construction, but I just had to share a few vignettes with you now, because frankly, I am just too excited! It has a little ways to go but I am making headway daily. I will have loads of DIY's and before and afters coming soon....
Like this smoked, antiqued mirror behind my mantle!

...And how I am turning this armoire into an espresso bar (without messing with it's integrity)!

The absolute most important piece of a home is being able to be around people you love... I have learned no matter where you go in the world, if you have an open heart and mind you can create a home and family anywhere. 
What makes a space "home" for you?
Cheers to being there!


  1. Molly, your place is looking really lovely! can't wait to see how it grows over time, filled with all of your treasures :-)

    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend!! I am so excited to share it with you!! Thank you for stopping by and showing some love! xo

  2. Hi Molly, good to see a post from you again! Your new place is looking beautiful. I can't wait to see more. :-)

    1. Thank you so much, Melanie!! It is good to be back! Thank you for stopping by and showing some love! xo

  3. Glad you're finally settling in! Love the space :)

  4. Love it. Did Matt get to come back too? Loved reading about your adventures.this new place is great.

  5. Ya! Welcome back, friend! Can't wait to see more of your new space.
    Big hugs, Jamie

  6. Hi Molly ...I don't know you or anything about you yet. I stumbled across your blog because I saw something in the ad on Pinterest that I was interested in and clicked in. I don't care for some of the things personally that I see in your very creative style but I must say, YOU have a VERY CREATIVE STYLE! Your eye for design is one of the best I've ever seen! I can see that you can take any object at all and make it work no matter where it's at or what it is. I will certainly subscribe to your posts because one day I would love to work with you! You are so gifted!

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  8. You would have had felt good when reaching home after the vacations. Reaching home after vacations is like coming back to a warm, comforting embrace. The familiarity of your own space, the cherished memories of the trip, and the promise of relaxation make it a wonderful feeling.


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