Our editor Sarah, she of Big Blended Family and Bay Hill Florist and green things and good taste, came up with the idea for a new shelter column that will widen the circle at Bridebird. Starting next week, “Our House” (look for it in the menu nav bar above) will encompass…well, I’ll just let her tell you.
You’re engaged. You’re in love. Most likely, you’re making a home together.
I spoke to Britney Thompson last week–she’s newly engaged and she and her boyfriend have been living together for over a year. “I feel different about our house since we got engaged. Before, it was the place we were sharing space, but soon it is going to be the cradle of our married life,” she said.
Even though most couples do cohabitate long before they tie the knot, marriage does, strangely, cast a light on the kitchen counter, bedroom linens, back porch. You’re scrutinizing them to see what you can improve or simply change for the purpose of transforming your surroundings, just as your relationship is transformed by lifelong union.
Despite the potential corniness of that, I can’t tell you how many couples I know have committed to home improvements just before or just after their weddings. It’s exciting to embark upon these projects together–an opportunity to flex your shared tastes or battle it out over style differences. Or, grow together as you learn about the possibilities of what your home could be.
Toward that end, we’re launching a new column, “Our House,” which will explore every room of the house (or apartment) and the outdoor, too. As an editor for Cottage Living and Garden Design and currently as a columnist for NewHomeSource.com, I’ve been writing about and thinking about home life and style for the past ten years, and can hardly wait to share stories and ideas with you.
What would you like to see us cover in our new column? Let us know in the comments!