Welcome to our Home and Design issue! In this issue, we explore how to create a sacred space with Melissa Morrison Venable as well as how design is implemented in renovation.  

Being in a space that you love is special, and the talent required to create that space is often not considered enough. Growing up, our family had a vacation home in Winter Park, and I still think about features of that house that made it so endearing. I can still hear the sounds of ski boots walking up the deck stairs or into the mudroom. I loved walking up the wooden spiral staircase and looking out the long windows at the evergreen forest. 

Design matters, and it affects us even years later. Here’s to loving where we live and to taking time to appreciate the minds behind creating these design elements.