Archives for May 2011

Happy Memory Triggers

Happy Memory Triggers

Better Homes & Gardens


E very summer when I was in high school two favorite of my ice creams were Daiquiri Ice or Chocolate Chip Mint. Not at the same time. Somehow when I saw this room, I was instantly transported back to those carefree days of summer where my biggest dilemmas were what swimsuit to wear and which ice cream to choose. Life was sweet!

Seeing this room, I could smell the fresh air outside, feel the warmth of the sun and the breeze coming off the lake at our house, and of course, taste the refreshment of my favorite summer indulgence, $1 ice cream night at the local ice cream shop. Memory triggers are powerful!

When a color scheme can make memories come back to you as if you were right there in the moment, we can see how important it is that we surround ourselves with the most happy, powerful memories we can access! Whether they are from our collections, family photos and stories, or even scents and yes, COLOR … all of these things can be happy memory triggers at home!

I am very much inspired by my senses!

What are some of your happy memory triggers?


Your Home is a Collection of Stories

Your Home is a Collection of Stories

House to Home

A home tells many tales of life and loveĀ  …

Everyone’s home tells a story, whether you mean it to or not!

Let your home tell chapters of your story every chance you get — collections and art will give your home heart and soul.

Find interesting ways your home can spur conversations, let it be a place where fun, lively and wonderful life stories are told.

Don’t worry if you don’t like your whole story. The past is never the end.

Dream up a new inspiring chapter and let your home tell it.

Let your home reflect back to you the life you’ve always dreamed of.

You can bet someone who would collect this many bread boards has a story to tell! That collection would be a conversation starter for sure!

Does your home tell happy stories?


–This is a post from The Inspired Room