Interiors

Zen and the Art of Mistake

Now that you've begun to define your personal decorating style, you will still have to make many hard design decisions; but you can begin to make them from a liberated perspective rather than feeling slavish about some unobtainable ideal.  If you choose to create a…
Interiors

Treasure New Beginnings

Even if your house or apartment is already furnished, as you think about these secrets to finding your personal decorating style, you may experience your surroundings with a raised awareness. As I have said in prior posts, rooms are not still lifes; and the best…
Interiors

Creating Beauty

Once our personal style is deeply anchored in simplicity and appropriateness, then our rooms will reveal their own inward beauty.  Beauty in a room requires a point of view, just as it does in a garden. I always think of rooms as gardens because they…
Interiors

Defining Appropriateness

I don't think I fully understood the meaning of appropriateness until I started traveling to Europe and visiting very old cottages and homes with their peculiarly shaped spaces, curves, angles, and juts.  I noticed how owners embraced their homes, just as they are.  They might…