Creating your home sanctuary: What’s your design personality?

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The fun thing about making a sanctuary at home is that you get to create the type of space that is right for you. The drawback is that, most of the time, our interior decorating happens more by default than by conscious design.

For example, when my husband and I were newlyweds, our loveseat came as a hand-me-down from a friend who no longer wanted it, because (I kid you not) it fell off the truck on the highway and the corner broke. The bed had no headboard (we propped up our pillows and “pretended”), and our dining room table was a family antique that I was always terrified to spill anything on.

As we “grew up”, our style became an odd mixture of family pieces and things we’d chosen ourselves. We chose the family heirlooms in our home specifically because they truly fit our personalities. Likewise, the items…

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