The rad folks inhabiting the inspiring spaces featured as tours this week had a lot of quotable, collective home and life wisdom. On protecting one's self from the scary world. To knowing what to keep in your home. To figuring out a way to maximize one's pride in their space. See what they all had to say in one spot for inspiration for your home today...
"Always find some way to include a sense of humor in your decor aesthetic, and create a space that gives you some sense of escapism and peace. It's a scary world out there."
— From Matthew's Magical Woodland Wonderland
A.B.U.R. (Always Be Unearthing Radness)
"...we've opted to curate the house the same way we do our music: never playing a song exactly the same way twice, always searching to unearth the raddest combination. We took the risk with an older home with alcoves that allow us to work, play and rest together while minimizing the urge to stash belongings that no longer serve us well."
— From Nic and Megan's Playful and Pragmatic Home
Go for good chairs
"Spring for the good chairs. You will never regret it."
— From Rabble + Rouser's Creative Workshop
DIY cultivates pride
"Attempt to make at least one thing for your space. It will take longer and may cost you more in the end, but the satisfaction that comes from knowing you built it is totally worth it."
— From Jaclyn's Down-to-Earth Live/Work Apartment
Sweet & Simple
Advice for kids that applies to grown-ups, too
"Try to incorporate the child's personality in the room. Pick only things you love and have fun doing it."
— From Henrik's Bright, Colorful Abode
Practical: Pick good partners in design
"Partner with architects like our beloved 3SIX0 (Chris Bardt & Jack Ryan) who invest in getting to know you intimately and commit to honoring who you are with thoughtful design."
— From The McDonalds' Serene, Minimalist Home
Find more great advice to steal for your home in all of our excellent tours.
(Image credits: Monica Wang; Christine Lu; Elizabeth Giorgi; Alexis Buryk; June Bhongjan; Meta Coleman; Jacqueline Marque)