My countdown to my United Kingdom trip has initiated. Just three weeks to go! I'm ready for tea, clotted cream, wandering picturesque streets, and... those. accents.
In anticipation of this jaunt across the pond, we're checking out Ruth's stunning collected home in London, England.
Ruth found her London flat in an up-and-coming area back in 2013. She fell in love with the amazing bones of the place and was totally energized by the potential of the space.
As the neighborhood got more & more popular, Ruth was driving her own amazing changes inside too!
Her approach to making this home hers was patient and left plenty of room for surprises along the way.
She fought her initial instinct and didn't rush the magic, which is something that is easier said than done. I don't know about all the rest of you mutts, but my type A planning leaves little flexibility; it's organized, but doesn't exactly feel organic.
And organic, unique, and fun is exactly what Ruth has achieved.
The concept of aging definitely applies to home design - but of course, it applies to literally everything else in life as well. Ruth's words are an incredible reminder of the fact that there is truly no correlation between age and value... at least, certainly not a negative one!
Ruth, you have created such a beautiful family home: one that's carefully loved, but not obsessed over. Thank you for letting us in. And if you have any London tips, you know where to find me :)
Follow Ruth along on Instagram @design_soda_ruthie for more gorgeousness and wisdom.