A person’s home – inside and out – is a reflection of their personality. Some are filled with art and surrounded with fancy shrubbery and stone walkways; others are cluttered and cozy, or sparse and simplistic.
In this home guide, we take a look at some of the most beautiful homes in Detroit in the upcoming LGBT home tour, explore how one’s yard can add infinitely to your living space and learn about a few of Between The Lines readers’ favorite things.
Whether it’s your landscaping, your furniture, your decor or your flat screen TV, Between The Lines urges you this fall to make your home your own. If you love bright colors, paint your kitchen yellow. If you’re feeling futuristic, bedeck your bedroom in stainless steel.
Gadget-filled or picture-adorned? Funky or old-fashioned? Modern or messy? It’s your home – you decide.
These Are Some Of Your Favorite Things …
BOOK COLLECTION: “Stories take me to better places, put me in the shoes of way more exciting people.”
Carrie E. V. Copeland
CEDAR CREEK DOG BED: “The possession of which our three dogs and three cats all fight (over). Seeing a dog pile all snuggled together makes life worth living.”
WOOD STOVE: “Even though I may be saying, ‘Brrrrr….It’s dddddaaang cccccooold here in Mmmichigan,’ I’ll keep it stoked and have some warm rum punch ready to warm my insides.”
WIFE’S PHOTOGRAPHS: “They are my favorite things because right now we are working on getting her U.S. citizenship.”
ARTWORK COLLECTION: “The art expresses who I am. One piece is a family heirloom – a 45-year-old painting by my uncle.”
Heather R. Steenrod
WATER PRESSURE: “I love little more than being able to come home, start my dishwasher, throw a load of laundry in, and step into a hot shower before my lady comes home for the evening.”
BIG WINDOW: “I can look out and watch nature happen outside regardless of the weather inside.”
KITCHEN: “You have to use it to create wonderful meals for me and my partner – and also guests who come over.”
BED: “That’s where the magic happens.”
DAUGHTER’S LAUGHTER: “It reminds me that there is such a thing as pure joy, and her happiness is the most important thing in my life.”
BOOKSHELF: “It’s all pretty and blue and houses all my reading material.”
GRANDMOTHER’S HOPE CHEST: “When she married my grandfather during the depression it was really the only thing she had. I’ve moved that blessed thing in I don’t know how many times, but I have to have it with me.”
BAMBOO SHEETS: “Bamboo is a rapidly renewable resource that does not need any pesticides; they are warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and drape like silk. Dreamy.”
LCD MONITORS: “I like clear images that are high quality and large when I am watching them.”
Gross Pointe Woods
LAMP REMOTE: “I like it because when I want to dim the light or brighten it I don’t have to get up from the bed or the couch or even move a muscle.”
AUTOMATIC SHOWER CLEANER: “I just push the button when I get out and it does its cute beeping noise and does its thing.”
PILLOWS: “They are comforting and soft and fluffy – like me!”