“Surround yourself with what you love, so that your house has soul. Collect, don’t decorate.” – Christy Ford
Houses are one of my love languages. And while I love a beautifully decorated house as well as the next person, my favorite houses are those with a lot of soul. Houses that give you a sense of the people who live there. Houses that feel like they’ve evolved over time.
In my experience, houses with soul aren’t often trendy. They happily break decorating rules. They’re comfortable and imperfect.
What gives a house soul is hard to describe, but I know it when I see it. Usually, I find that a house with soul has most, if not all, of the following elements.
Plants and Flowers
The everyday on display
Here are some more spaces that feel soulful to me.