Saturday, January 11, 2020

OWNING YOUR OWN SPACE


Welcome Back Blog Readers,



We hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays and, Happy New Year!  Let’s start 2020 by talking about ways to improve the look of your home.  Having a well put together environment that flows from room to room will always create an outstanding first impression. This is of course, is an ambitious design aspiration for any homeowner.  Being in the design industry for over 30 years, I have always encouraged my clients to create a collection of images that are an inspiration for the interior they desire for their home.  This can be achieved from many sources, sometimes it is a piece of artwork, an image from nature, a texture or a favorite color.  At times, it is frustrating to witness people getting too caught up in images they find online or in magazines of entire rooms. Often there is one aspect of the image that attracts them but does not necessarily fit with the decor and style of the rest of their home.  Realizing the essence of what attracts us to an image can really help with pulling together a room in your home. 


Ultimately, you need to own your own space by merging desired styles with your own personal interests without getting carried away with the entirety of an image of a room designed for someone else, or from a photo shoot.  People need to hone in on what exactly what it is that attracts them to an image and then incorporate that element into their design scheme.  Granted this can be easier said than done.  Most folks are not in the interior design industry and may not have the visualization skills to accomplish this. Finding a talented designer who will take the time to understand your style and how you live, is a professional that will steer you in the right direction and is the obvious choice. Starting off with your own clear vision always helps with the process with or without the help of an interior designer.


Another important point to mention, is the intense guilt we feel when confronted with the idea of letting go of family heirlooms and other items acquired over the years.  This can prevent us from decluttering and keeping only the items that are both meaningful as well as aesthetically pleasing to us.  I say “let them go” There are many avenues to find a new home for your unwanted items.



And as I always say Folks “Don’t be afraid to decorate!”


Best always,



Robin