MUSE # 12 - Josie Smith
Photography by Josie and her Husband Smith
What does home mean to you?
Home is so important to me. We bought this house last year and moved in September and I can honestly say that not a day goes by where I don't think how lucky I am to live here. Me and my husband Smith say it to each other a lot! Home should be a place of solace: peaceful and beautiful but also practical and functional. We don't buy furniture to fill rooms, we wait until we see something we love, I think that makes a big difference with the overall feeling of a home.
You have such a great home for entertaining. When this isolation has passed who will you invite over and what will you make?
You're right, it's perfect for entertaining and that's definitely something I have missed a lot during lockdown. There are so many people I'd love to have over but if I had to choose our first guests: pre-isolation I was on the brink of becoming friends with our next door neighbours and neighbours across the lane so when we can, I'll invite them all over for some cherry tomato risotto and delicious wine. Negroni for dessert and I hear a lot of happy music playing too.
Love your reading nook, day bed by the window. What are you reading at the moment?
I call it The Nook! And spend a lot of time there - it is the perfect reading corner. At the moment I am reading The Coconut Children, Mum posted it to me to read in ISO, I thought that was such a lovely, caring gesture. It's a great read.
Salty is such a lovely bundle of joy, she looks like quite a character too! What is your favourite thing about little Salty?
Salty fills our lives with so much joy. She has buckets of character for sure. Such a funny little dog. I probably couldn't narrow it down to one favourite thing but I absolutely love that when we go to bed (our bed is upstairs and overlooks the main road) she sleeps in a basket on the floor with her chin rested on the window and keeps a look out. Like our own little tiny white protector! It's so adorable.