Monday, 18 May 2009

Home Sweet Home

If you know me personally, or have been reading my blog for a while, you know I love to go home to my mom's house. I grew up in Atlanta, but she moved to Virginia when I was 18 while I stayed behind to go to college. Now she's back in Atlanta, and I'm in San Francisco. We keep missing each other. One day we'll live in the same place again, hopefully sooner than later. I think I might be the only adult I know who likes to be around their mom more than just about anyone else. I feel like I'm really lucky in that way. She's only lived in this particular house for 3 years, but any home my mom calls home is, to me, the best, most comfortable place ever. I like being at my mom's more than any other place. I know I've mentioned it before, but my mom really is the queen of hospitality. Everything's clean, everything smells good, everything feels good, everything looks good, food even tastes better to me at my mom's. It's just her way. She knows how to make me feel at home no matter where home is, as long as it's with her.

My grandma moved in with my mom 3 weeks ago, so I was expecting lots of boxes to help unpack (or at least some), but my grandma is a pro at this moving and unpacking thing. She's also a pro at decorating. Can you tell where my style comes from? About half of the pictures on this wall are my mom's and my grandma just added to it and re-arranged them a little. One of my favorites is this print below. I love this lady with her potted plants. I love the frame too.

My grandma moved into what was my mom's room. She didn't know I was taking these pictures. She would have told me not to because she said her room wasn't finished. You really can't tell except around the bed, so I left that out. But really, does it look like she moved in 3 weeks ago? This room was empty then and now looks like this. Dang, she's good. Did I mention she's also 80?



I really didn't make time to take that many pictures. I was too busy hanging out with my family to think about it. Next time, though, I'll take more pictures and show you around the house some more. It might make you feel at home too.

9 comments:

SharDon Exclusives said...

WOW! She is one talented lady! It looks like "home" to me. One could just set there for hours and hear where they all came from...the "rest of the story". Cherish each and every moment, ask lots of questions and listen to their memories. I miss my Momma soooo much and I cherished each moment that she lived in my home for the last year of her life. I want to adopt a grandma, is she up for adoption??? Momma or Grandma & I live in north Atlanta..

caroline said...

can i please meet your grandmom and mom asap?

THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Your grandmas style is so exotic and intriguing Leigh. I love the salon effect she is able to produce wherever she hangs her hat. Very individual and really unique. Could you get some more pix of your mom's house before you go?
Lisa & Alfie

Michelle said...

I agree with everyone above! I stayed with a woman in Berlin who worked at a high end interior design studio and their style was just like your grandma's. She has the flare and you captured it beautifully in your photos. It's definitely inspiring!

Leigh said...

Hey Lisa, I'll take more pictures in July when we go back. We had already left to go to Andrew's mom's when I wrote that post and I didn't take that many more pictures.

Ashlee said...

such a beautiful home...

your mother and grandmother have such a great eye.

Jim said...

Your grandma could give any interior's stylist a run for the money!

Incredibly cohesive and smart and what seems to be effortless style.

mln said...

That's fantastic. Wow, I'd like to have your grandmother come help me with my home! Looks lovely.

nath said...

that's no ordinary bedroom, it's a salon - amazing. wow.