We are so excited to have Hannah Garvin chat with us about her home, values, and what's important at the end of the day. Hannah is a photographer, stylist and ceramicist based out of Los Angels.
Please introduce yourself: What do you do for a living? And where do you live?
Hi, I’m Hannah! I’m a product stylist, photographer and make small batch ceramics. I live with my husband and our daughter in a little orange bungalow in Culver City, CA in Los Angeles.
Describe the aesthetic / style within your home?
Our home is quite simple. We don’t own too many things, and I love keeping our home as clutter-free as possible (sometimes an impossible feat with a toddler haha).
It’s mostly warm, neutral tones with pops of yellows here and there. We also love natural textures so almost everything we surround ourselves with is jute, wood, or linen. Oh, and we have lots of baskets - everything gets stored in a basket!
Can you share three values that guide your life?
Simplicity, individuality, and generosity.
What ritual during the day holds the most value for you and helps you achieve what you wish to?
I feel like my rituals change with different seasons of life…
My current favorite ritual is having a breakfast picnic with my daughter in our backyard each morning. It’s been a really wonderful way to slow down and enjoy small things. We bask in the sunshine, play, eat our homemade banana bread on the grass, and it makes us both happy.
Why is home important to you?
Especially in a time like this, when we’re confined more to our homes, it’s a reminder to me that I’m so thankful for our safe, happy, sunlit home. I’m definitely looking forward to the day when we can invite our friends and family over again.
We feel books are an important aspect of a home. They add life and encourage learning and growing in a nurturing space such as the home. Do you have a favorite book ( any genre) that inspires you? Why?
I don’t have a favorite book, I couldn’t pick just one! I almost strictly read memoirs. I recently finished Julia Child’s ‘My Life in France’ and it was amazing. She was so happy, independent, and driven, a true career inspiration.
What objects in your home hold the most value to you? How do they add joy to your life?
All the ceramics I’ve made are incredibly special to me, I love being able to eat and drink off of things I’ve made with my own hands. I also love our shell collection - simple treasures and reminders of sunny beach days with my baby girl.
How do your values guide your purchasing? What criteria do you have for items that come into your home?
I think the first thing I tend to look at when buying something, is the material + aesthetics. Although sometimes I do purchase plastic items, I really try to avoid synthetic materials. I also forever love shopping from women-led brands.
What aspect of homemaking do you feel the most connected to? ( i.e. cleaning, cooking, gardening, decorating, home repairs) Explain why.
Decorating! I love making our space lovely to live in. But cleaning my house, especially since becoming a mom, has become quite therapeutic. After a long day taking care of a toddler, tidying up the house each night feels very calming.
Explain in one word, how your home makes you feel.
To learn more about Hannah Garvin, follow her journey on Instagram @hannahgarvin