This March, why not celebrate being at home—a place where most of us have spent a considerable amount of time over the past year. In the early days of the pandemic, I settled into my home office, eager to work from home for, what I thought would be, a few weeks.
Like many of you, I began to reorganize, redecorate and acclimate into my “new” spaces within just a few weeks. What were once bare and empty walls in my office, became filled with pictures, motivational words, shelves and plants—many different cacti, succulents and houseplants (currently 30 and counting). Day after day of working in the same space left me feeling unmotivated; I was procrastinating more than ever before.
A home refresh was much needed. As timing would have it, a few months later, I moved into a new space—a fresh space. I felt as though my mind was clear—I could work again, feeling motivated and ready to take on the world. It goes without saying that I continued to take on home projects. From creating pieces of art to buying new furniture, I found every way to switch up my living space—and we hear you have, too.
This month, we talked with Lake Elmo homeowners who also needed a refresh in their space. Steve and Lisa P. worked with J&D Builders and Amy Leferink of Interior Impressions to brighten and lighten up their spaces, which Lisa says, “came at a great time, since we are spending so much more time at home.” Beautiful wainscoting, welcoming patterns and fresh colors that are straight out of my own Pinterest board. Read more about their home remodel on page 32.
Enjoy this March “home” issue and maybe gather some inspiration for your next home project—and thanks for inviting us into your beautiful homes, readers, we couldn’t do it without you!
Happy spring, Woodbury! I’ll see you next month!
Hailey Almsted, editor