Life with three beautiful daughters has inspired Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling to take a closer look at the style of her home. Pillows, blankets, furniture pieces that double as extra seating, and family photo collages turn her home into a cozy dwelling place.
Aside from making her home comfortable and functional for her family, Cathy also strives to find new uses for old things. As she learned from her mom, a home should also be ‘full of sentiment and history.’
Vintage family photos and decorations passed down to her mother from her grandmother celebrate their Irish heritage. Cathy has indeed developed her own love of time-honored collections, a love she shares in this exclusive interview with Balsam Hill.
BH: What is your favorite part about being a mother? What is the most rewarding and most challenging aspect of it?
Cathy: My favorite part about being a mother is watching my kids develop into the little people they were meant to be. I love seeing their unique little personalities shine through and catching glimpses of their humor, their talents, their compassion, and their way of interacting with the world. Of course, this can also be one of the most challenging parts of motherhood because as a mom it is my job to help them become their best selves. So in addition to all the wonderful things about them, I have to pay attention to the ‘not-so-wonderful’ things. Together we have to figure out how to handle them. There are times when my patience is pushed to the limit (and beyond) but it helps to focus on the big picture – who they are and who they are becoming – and to pay attention to the small, sweet moments along the way.