Omaha Home Magazine - January/February 2023Dec 27, 2022 08:16AM ● By Sandy Matson
Photo by Mandy McGregor
A hearty Happy New Year to you all! One of my 2023 resolutions is to be more engaged when spending time with friends and family. Technology has a way of inserting itself in everything we do, distracting us from living in the moment. So, I’m vowing to put my phone and laptop away more often and give my undivided attention to those I love and cherish. They’re worth it.
Family history is a big factor in how our many homeowners choose their home, as well as the furnishings and mementos on display. In this issue of OmahaHome, this theme takes a seat at the head of the table, so to speak.
Jodi and Dave Krymuza, our Makers, refinish and repurpose family heirloom furniture for clients, helping pieces live on for another generation. Our Spaces couple, the Joyces, pay homage to their family tradition of spending summers lakeside in Minnesota with their up north-themed baby nursery. The importance of family history is also evident in our feature on the Mathews, who couldn’t bear to move away from the site of Jason’s childhood home, destroyed by the 2019 floods; instead, choosing to rebuild on Hanson Lake.
One way I pay tribute to my family history is by displaying loved ones’ photos throughout my home. It makes a statement to my guests that these people are important to me, and allows them an intimate look into my life, past and present. And while I enjoy updating frames with more recent photo memories from time to time, it’s important to keep up my old favorites.
Cheers to the memories of 2022, and wishing you inspiration and the very best for 2023!