Joanna’s Journey to a Personalized Home

Indulge in the Bliss of Personalized Beauty and Fashion in Your Home

Personal Touches in Your Home

Joanna Goddard Brooklyn house tour apartment

During our marriage, Alex and I picked out artwork and furniture together that we both liked. But after our split, I had a lightbulb moment. It was time to transform my house into a reflection of my fabulous self and embark on this new chapter in style. So, I rolled up my sleeves and got to work, armed with Reese’s in one hand and a decorating vision in the other.

First things first, I waved my magic wand and made a few changes. I replaced a couple of family photos, rearranged the bookcases (because, you know, books don’t just need to be organized, they need to be fabulous), and ensured that my secret stash of Reese’s was fully stocked at all times.

Then, as fate would have it, I stumbled upon an online treasure—a glorious poster from the iconic 1989 rom-com, “When Harry Met Sally.” This cinematic gem sits firmly among my top five favorite movies (along with the timeless classic “Goodfellas” and the breathtaking “The Father” and “Force Majeure”). Naturally, I ordered this masterpiece as a gift from me to me. But where did I decide to hang it, you ask? Well, brace yourselves, because it ended up in my bathroom, of all places! Yes, darlings, my bathroom is now the proud home of a poster that is as enormous as it is delightful. There’s nothing quite like brushing my teeth or combing my hair while sharing a grinning moment with Harry and Sally. They’ve become my favorite bathroom buddies, providing smiles and sassy banter whenever I need them most.

When Harry Met Sally poster

Now, let’s dive into the fascinating realm of bathroom art. Lucy Mahon’s prints, like her adorable “hot bath” and “warm bath” designs, deserve a special mention. Just imagine adding these cute artworks to your bathroom, transforming it into a mini gallery of whimsy and relaxation. Who knew that the humble powder room could become a sanctuary of art and self-expression?

Lucy Mahon’s bathroom art prints

Now, my lovely readers, I’m dying to know: Who do you share your living space with? And what little treasures in your home are exclusively for your eyes and enjoyment? Share your stories down below, because we all deserve that personal touch in our homes, no matter how big or small it may be.


P.S. If you’re as curious as I am about home tours, don’t miss out on the exclusive peek into our Brooklyn abode. Also, let’s talk about the most important question of all time: What are your top three movies? Lastly, I want to know, should we frame photos of friends or keep them tucked away like a secret treasure?

(Photo of our living room by the incomparable Alpha Smoot for VoiceAngel. Styling by the wonderful Victoria Maiolo.)