Home Made Lovely- Heather’s Home Tour

Welcome to Home Made Lovely!
A weekly series featuring inspiring homes from around the blogging community.
I ask each blogger the same question-
What does creating a lovely home mean to you?
Here’s what Heather shared-

I’m Heather!  You can find me at Cookie Mondays (lovely blog design, wouldn’tya say?!) where I share mostly random rants on my life as a busy mom to four,  happy wife,  compulsive creator, obsessive party planner, budding photographer… and sometimes I’ll even throw a cookie recipe in the mix.  It’s a crazy, blessed, lovely life in the Mattos home.I am a huge fan of the Home Made Lovely series and thrilled to join in the fun!  I would be bored without something to work on, or without new (to me) vintage treasures to be found…  so our home is pretty much constantly one big work in progress, between running an Etsy shop from my kitchen table and having little unfinished project piles at every other corner (literally!… you can’t get from point A to B without the threat of stepping on a straight pin). But if you ask me, that is exactly what makes a house a lovely home!

In our case, it’s a teeny tiny Bay Area, California townhouse.  So we have to be extra creative!  We use every inch of space to the fullest, which includes the three big kids sharing the master bedroom and the littlest one taking a corner of our room (that is, when he’s not crawling into Mommy & Daddy’s bed!).   I definitely believe that getting creative with charming, handmade elements is key to a lovely home… but for us, even more lovely are the lessons in sharing, gratitude, and celebrating simplicity that come with making a small house work for a not-so-small family.

My style is an eclectic mix of vintage, shabby chic, and bright & cheery.  If it’s yellow with polka dots, I need it.  If it’s a banner, garland, or bunting of some sort, I have to have it.  Come take a peek at a few of my favorite spaces!

I told you I was a yellow fan!  The curtains, pillows, and bunting are handmade by me.  The old door makes a great backdrop for huge photos of the kids.