My odyssey to figure out why
Crying AGAIN because this whole thing, and especially the chat with Catherine is so so good. Especially this:
“Maybe I feel like we don't have time, really, to hide what's important. Or to work ourselves to death so that we can afford to remodel our homes according to an HGTV aesthetic that will be out of fashion in two years and that actually feels kind of weird and impersonal to begin with. The cycle of accumulating and remodeling and going broke. I think we can find beauty and meaning in other ways.”
THANK YOU CATHERINE.
Thank you for this. I loved that house tour and it really helped me confront my perfectionism/ feeling like a failure shame cycle. This just gives me more to chew on.
Ah you spoke to both Jo AND Catherine!!! Amazing. Love it. Thank u!!!
I loved this house tour, too (and it also made me cry!)!!! I raced to see it after seeing the link in Virginia Sole-Smith's Burnt Toast! The cat litter box in the bathroom (not a HOODED one either--which cats do not prefer!), the clothes chair, the colors, just EVERYTHING was so real and SOOO BEAUTIFUL!!! And Catherine is such a beautiful person! LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS!!! :D
Those “quotes” (god I hope they are air-quotes-quotes) from other house tours are spot on. I love a clean space and beautiful colors but I always wonder how they LIVE there.
all the damn neutrals - why so afraid of color?!