by christina britt lewis
photography by angela statzer
once upon a time the redesign company went to austin to help people love coming home.
everything about austin is fabulous, including our hotel.
each room had a perfectly stocked smeg refrigerator with all kinds of locally made goodness.
it was love at first sight for me, kelly, and angela.
we have been hoping to use one in a redesign ever since...
how cute is that?
stocked with drinks for kids AND grownups and lots of ben and jerry's.
finding out what kind of candy you and yours prefer is our job.
it's a weird job, but it's our job.
and we love it.
we think that's why you give us so much love on houzz
and why we get to go all over the country to redesign homes...
because we care so deeply about every. little. thing.
even the kind of candy you love.
their art, their banners, their jersey, their bats, their collections...
all shipped from philly for us to make work perfectly in their new home in charlotte...
how fun is that room??
christina for all
shauna niequist wrote...
the most sacred moments, the ones in which i feel God's presence most profoundly,
when i feel the goodness of the world most arrestingly,
take place at the table...
the particular alchemy of celebration and food,
of connecting people and serving what i've made with my own hands,
comes together as more than the sum of their parts...
i love the sounds and smells and textures of life at the table,
hands passing bowls and forks clinking against plates and bread being torn
and the rhythm and energy of feeding and being fed...
it's not strictly about the food for me.
it's about what happens when we come together, slow down, open our homes,
look into one another's faces, listen to one another's stories...
it happens when we celebrate a birthday,
and also when we break out of the normal clockwork of daily life
and pop champagne on a cold, gray wednesday
just because the faces we love are gathered around our table.
i couldn't agree with shauna more.
the most beautiful and holy moments of my life have happened around our table...
this is why we insist on comfy, cozy chairs for every dining room we redesign.
this is why that wallpaper that kelly found was worth the splurge.
this is why this is the perfect place for the hydrangeas she saved from her childhood home.
this is why making your home the place your people want to be matters.
christina for all