Home - Victoria Alexander
Our homes are the very essence of us. They’re where we explore and develop our individuality more deeply than anywhere else. They are a concentrate of all we are. Quintessentially so. They fulfil a human desire and are about the human heart.
Our need for wellbeing is deep seated and how we choose to live, the home we create, is unique to each of us. Home is where the real you is clearly seen. Home reminds us to appreciate the small things. Dancing light. The simple art of boiling an egg. The importance of being okay with contemplation, as much as with playfulness, laughter and joy. Home explores the significance of relationships with family and, the tricky one, ourselves.
Home is our nest, our safe place, to recharge and rest, explore and be our unguarded self. With tenderness and care our attachment grows. Home is about pleasure and nurturing, about varying ideas of physical and emotional comfort. It’s not what you do there that matters most, often it’s what you don’t do. Home is a world you can change.
AUTHOR: An enabler for others who want to turn their houses into homes, Victoria was Sydney’s first stylist, has been a fashion editor for Vogue Australia and Cosmopolitan, and a creative director. She established The Film Business, was the founder and designer of The Russell Hotel and The Bathers Pavilion in Sydney. Grateful for the lessons learned from travelling widely she has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons). Her other books are The Bathers Pavilion Cookbook, One, Colour and Real. 360 images