Why We Need to Create a Home

This article was published on the website “The School of Life”. It describes and explains in detail how we are drawn to create our own universe at home…


“One of the most meaningful activities we are ever engaged in is the creation of a home. Over a number of years, typically with a lot of thought and considerable dedication, we assemble furniture, crockery, pictures, rugs, cushions, vases, sideboards, taps, door handles and so on into a distinctive constellation we anoint with the word home. As we create our rooms, we engage passionately with culture in a way we seldom do in the supposedly higher realms of museums or galleries. We reflect profoundly on the atmosphere of a picture, we ponder the relationship between colours on a wall, we notice how consequential the shape of the back of a sofa can be and ask with care what books really deserve our ongoing attention.” Read more


Main Photo from CARGO Architecture who created this Villa Boreale in Quebec, Canada

Image of the open lounge is from Veranda Magazine issue January / February 2017

Anne Resplendino Interiors