To me one of the most important elements in a home is to be able to connect. It could be to my husband, kids, friends, family, the neighbours or simply myself. It can also extend to a pet, the garden or indoor plants, a good book, cooking or a creative hobby. It will ebb and flow through life, but what's important is to identify who or what you want to connect with and create a home environment to support this. Some things require little (see above photo; a dog and a couch) while other things may be more complex.
From an interior design perspective there are endless possibilities!
In my upcoming book I’ll dive deeper into what they are.