When you’re whole lifestyle is a bit outside-the-box, adding another unusual thing to the mix doesn’t require a whole lot of thought. Like hanging a basketball hoop in the living room. Yes, the girl with the interior design background, who is square in the middle of making the little house ready for an interior photo shoot, just two nights ago gave the go ahead for a basketball hoop to be hung in the living room.
Well, maybe. If you look at it that way*. But, as I check back on what’s written on the cornerstone of good interior design, it’s always about the people. Throughout the entire design and build of the cabin last year, all the way up to the finishing that’s been taking place most recently, I have endeavored to create a home for us - for who we are, for how we live, for what we love. Because, if a picture is worth a thousand words, then a home is surely worth ten thousand. For your home speaks your story; a narrative writing itself without you even having to string the words.
Thus the hoop.
Because our story includes the three boys who live here. Ages 13, 11, and 9 in this 665 square foot house. Can you imagine? That’s a whole lot of energy. And we’ve made a place for it. (And who am I kidding? We were all shooting hoops last night!) When the spring storm is sideways blowing, when there’s nothing but mud and melt out there, or when there’s really no reason at all, a hoop waits.
And People? This basketball hoop in the living room thing? If you’re a boy, it’s apt to revolutionize your whole world! I mean, there may be no limits to what you can put inside your house!
Now they’ve asked for a rope swing.
*Now, having said all that, since we do all live here (including the girl with the penchant for interior design) there is a plan for all to be hoop happy. The hoop is hung by just two screws from keyhole mounts on the back. When needed, it can come down, and the two mounting screws in the living room ‘disappear’ with a dab of white paint to match the wall.