In the 7th grade, I remember we had an assignment to collect pictures from magazines and create a collage of our “dream home.” Of course, me being the little ol’ overachiever I am <g> I created collages of multiple homes, imagining that one day I would own a house in every country. Now that I’m an adult with two young children and one house that I can barely manage to keep clean, that idea makes me shudder…a lot. =) But I do still think about my dream home… You know, the one you’ll have after you win the lottery, the one that is passed down through generations that becomes a symbol to your family of love and tradition, a place for holidays and get-togethers and a retreat from the rest of the world.
Today I thought I’d share with you ideas of what my dream house would look like…
The kitchen is probably the most important room in my dream house–not because I’m a gourmet chef or love to cook 100% of the time (in fact, my dream house actually comes with a dream chef , but because I’ve always WANTED to love to cook. My cookbook collection is ridiculously huge. =) I’d want a large space, for preparation and in case more than one person is cooking at a time, and a counter where friends/family can sit on a barstool and laugh/chat while the cooking is going on. Oh, and lots of windows nearby to give light. Apparently, windows are a big thing in my dream home. =) Here’s an idea for my dream kitchen…
Okay, so sometimes the library is even more important than the kitchen in my imaginings, but I’ve realized that I’d probably have to get the house built in order to have the specific one I want rather than just buying a house. My dream library would be a circular, two-story room with bookshelves covering as much space as possible. There would be a spiral staircase leading up to the second story with more books and windowseats built in. And oh yeah, a fireplace on the bottom level where I can while away a rainy day (read: hide from the kids) cozied up on my chaise longue. =) My library might look something like this, in fact…
DREAM MASTER BEDROOM
A large, comfortable space that feels like more of a retreat. With windows and a fireplace (although you can’t see one in this picture…)
Come on, you know you’ve dreamed about this, too! I don’t think I’d even own enough clothes/shoes to justify it, but still… =) (And remember the revolving closet from the 90s movie, Clueless? *always* wanted one of those…)
DREAM MASTER BATHROOM
My main requirement for this would be a HUGE bathtub where it would be extremely comfortable for me to read there as long as I want… <g> But double vanities, a separate shower, etc. would be nice, too. =)DREAM OFFICE
Did you ever watch that MTV show where they go inside the celebrity houses and when the guys lead the camera crew to the master bedroom and the lens zooms in on the bed, the guys always said “this is where the magic happens”? (*shakes head* Guys.) Well, this would be where the book magic happens–just imagine my desk in front of those gorgeous windows…
And since this is my dream house and I’m feeling giddy, I think we’ll throw in a dream room for hubby, too… =)
DREAM MOVIE ROOM
And that’s just the start. We haven’t even covered the girls’ rooms and playroom yet, or the dining room and living room with the huge windows and fireplace and overlooking balcony where the tree on Christmas morning would just look *perfect*. Hope you enjoyed this mini-tour through my dreams. =) And just in case you were wondering, the houses where these pictures came from? Yeah, 6 million plus.
Do you enjoy imagining your dream house, too? What are the rooms you dream about the most? Where would your dream house be located?