I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how important creating a look and feel for our homes is right now, more than ever.
With all of us spending the majority of our time at home as well as working from home, I’m curious if you had a trip planned this year that had to be cancelled? And if you spent it on your home instead? Like so many people did.
Our eDesign department certainly had our busiest year ever!
I’ve also heard that a lot of people were building sheds in their backyard to create office spaces.
Lucky for me, I already have a backyard office (above), and I also renovated it this summer (I’ll reveal it here soon), if you were following me on Instagram you would have seen the whole thing.
One of my designer friends reported that she had a new client who confided that they had allotted $70,000 for cruising this year and were now using it all for their home renovations.
It’s no wonder the price of lumber quadrupled this year.
Spending more time at home also means more time to notice the little (or big) things you want to change and update. For many, being constantly at home means getting restless about the decor they are looking at day in and day out.
So I’m curious, I’d love to know what you’ve tackled around your house. Does being at home more make you feel more invested in making it more beautiful? Did you create a more functional home work space? Did you shift your vacation budget into your home?
Please let me know in the comments!
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PS. If you are decorating a home office and have a question for my Ask Maria column, send it here along with photos taken in good natural light without flash (Questions without photos will not be considered).