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The 16 Things I Threw Out When I Moved Back into My Childhood Bedroom

 

Moving back in with your parents is nothing to be ashamed of. When I graduated college, I moved back in with my mom and I’m glad that I did. Doing so has helped me save money for graduate school and enabled me to pay off more than half of my student debt—and over a period of less than three years, to boot. In fact, moving back home has become a new normal for millennials, and is a good option for those struggling in our economy to find somewhere affordable to live.

The downside is that more often than not, we’re inhabiting a space that doesn’t quite fit our adult needs: right back into our childhood bedrooms. I don’t know about you, but my bedroom has remained pretty much untouched in the time that I was away during college. It was a veritable time capsule of my high school years by the time I moved back in with my mom.

Scattered throughout the book, which is broken down by property, are Calderone’s takeaways and highlights. Culled from interviews with homeowners, the texts go beyond a decorator’s tricks of the trade. Rather, Calderone spotlights those quotidian, mundane details that transform a house into a home. For Nate Berkus, she describes how he “loves to see ring marks on his marble countertops because it shows life, it’s like a remembrance of his daughter sitting with her orange juice at the counter.” Lyons echoes his sentiment with the floors of her SoHo loft, which were left unfinished and unstained to show “the pitter-patter of her son running about and the path that he takes every day.”

It all harks back to Calderone’s dedication to design that doesn’t take itself too seriously. “I can’t even tell you how many Instagram DMs I get with people asking me about my marble kitchen. Is that actual marble? Is that a fake material? Do you care about staining?” Her much-given response is to simply just embrace it. “Hopefully, people can start to find beauty in the imperfection.”

 

It all harks back to Calderone’s dedication to design that doesn’t take itself too seriously. “I can’t even tell you how many Instagram DMs I get with people asking me about my marble kitchen. Is that actual marble? Is that a fake material? Do you care about staining?” Her much-given response is to simply just embrace it. “Hopefully, people can start to find beauty in the imperfection.”

 

A student of interior design, Calderone launched her website EyeSwoon in 2011 as a place to disseminate original photography of her tablescapes, meals, and her at-home life. She now has disciples who home-make à la Athena, carrying their netted bags to the farmers market, lighting their homes with Edison bulbs, and filling their dinner tables with just-gathered-in-the meadow-style floral arrangements. From her headquarters in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood she cooks, hosts, and documents it all like a Martha Stewart for the Millennial-minded.

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