From exhibitions on what we call home to beautiful spaces inhabited by beautiful souls to the sacred work of honey bees. As we cast our gaze toward colder days and what a new year may bring, one of our favorite pastimes is to look back on the stories we’ve written these past twelve months and reflect upon the ones that touched our hearts, that made us think, that made us want to be better humans. From exhibitions on how we define home to beautiful spaces inhabited by beautiful souls to the sacred work of honey bees, we’ve curated our fav ten. We humbly present them to you, again. So sit back, pour yourself a cup of holiday nog and take a second look, or first possibly.
Either way, happy reading and happy holidays.
As we are a collective of doers and epicureans who love to socialize, when our cityhome beekeeper McKay invited us to collaborate and participate in a honey-tasting event in our UNDERGROUND space, we were mouths ready. Under the glistening constellation of antique lanterns and flowers gently draping from the ceiling unto what seemed like an endless bacchanalian spread, we partook of honey of the most varied tastes and from furthest corners of distant lands. The doors of our beloved building are open for collaborations of many varieties. We welcome your enquiries, and you.
I want to facilitate embodiment with my clients, so they come from a place of truth and instinct. A place that allows expression, where there are practices to understanding self, to ask for their needs, and helps discover what they truly want, so I can find them their “home within” and “home without.”
A lover of all things vintage, Hannah is also a creative herself equipped with an art degree and studies in interior design. This foundation - paired with a love of travel and passion for other cultures - led to her development of Loom + Kiln in 2015. The shop began organically on Instagram and has since evolved into an online gallery with weekly product releases and exploding sales.
I often find myself in conversation talking about what it means to have a simple life. And what a beautiful space to spend time with my friends who happen to be cityhome colleagues talking about the same. Annie, Kelly and I chatted at The Maryland building about our clients, ourselves and the consensus that no matter where we find ourselves living, the aim to be less complicated, less occupied with things that take us out of our enjoyment of life, matters. A lot.
The feelings can be endlessly vast and leave you wanting more. It has planted its roots around our CHC hearts and we’re head over heels about the creativity pulsing through our city. Submitting ourselves to art is something we take seriously at cityhome and we could not be happier to share the work of Emily and Colour with you. Be it deep ocean views, rolling landscapes, sprawling vastness, or quantum entanglement, inspiration makes its way to the receptive artist.
Dax and Zak’s historic home on Madison Avenue is an authentic expression of their personal style, which feels like a curated mix of Italian Renaissance decadence and Victorian Gothic vibes. The home itself, which was built in 1911 and has no shortage of original charm and craftsmanship, was also a big influence on their design aesthetic.
Shelby grew up in the woods of California and clearly has a deep love for the mysticism and beauty held in natural elements. She has creatively integrated these elements into her home and art. When visiting, I feel as though I might discover a fairy in a mossy nook or witness a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis shell, which is what is happening here. A more precise metaphor might be a phoenix rising from the ashes.
When I think of Sofia, I think of a woman who has a love for all things unique and a passion to share said things. She lives a life brimming with excitement and it's not lost on her surroundings. The same flame that flickers so brightly inside of her is reflected throughout her space. Sofia works in the arts with a strong desire to use her art and dance for the good of the community.
For this wide-ranging exhibition, the Museum offers a multi-faceted perspective on the topic, defining home as “both a social and cultural construct that is influenced by family, community, geography, economics, politics, and personal experiences. For some, it is a physical space of comfort, refuge, and safety. Home can also be a feeling, a sense of belonging and connection within a community, or it can be a site of danger, longing, loneliness, confinement, trauma, or displacement.”
Meggan Waltman is a local artist whose Yalecrest home echoes her own painting style: light and airy with a sophisticated balance of bold color, pattern, and pastel hues. Perfectly perched on Yale Ave, the home’s large vertical windows allow natural light to stream into the front sitting rooms, which are curated with vintage or designed furniture, artwork, books, pottery, and other artful oddities.