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|The scent of home|
To me, a fridge full of snapshots and doodles, area rugs strewn with squeaky dog toys and mantels of mementos make a home. So too does a home's scent. Not bacon lingering two days later or running shoes parked near the front door, but the good stuff.
The ideal scent for me is a mix of petrichor, amber, bergamot, teak wood and a slice of fresh lemon. I deploy a mix of the following, with the exception of indoor gardening.
Scented candles and room mists
Although everyone has their own preferences, here are some favorites of mine. You might find something to love.
My green thumb stops at the front door. Either for lack of warm, sunny windows or a house that is kept too cool in winter, I've had little success with growing plants indoors.
No cutting garden? No problem. Try a local farmers market, the grocery store or flower shop.
Far right image styled by Olga Naiman
In a vase this size, in place of flowering branches try giant tropical leaves.
If arranging flowers intimidates you (and it does me), check out Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature.
A page from the book--Bringing Nature Home: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Nature
Image from Heart Home Magazine, issue 2
Kerry Pitt-Hart has designed jewelry for Anthropologie, is a Getty Images contributor and is working on a children's book. She finds inspiration in the beauty of things as they are, Hellenistic sculpture, Chinese calendar posters of the 1910s and creatures that make their homes in the sea. She'll be lending her creative eye to KCMag.com's exlusive home design blog.