Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A mindfulness newsletter I subscribe to, The DailyOM, sent this today on the subject of designing your home and space. I thought it was very insightful and useful for anyone beginning the process of creating a personal space- even before they contact a designer.

Intuit Your Home’s Decor
Working with Space

Treat your home d├ęcor in a mindful way, honoring each room as they all come together like a symphony orchestra. When we decide the time has come to change the look or feel of our personal spaces, it is the spaces themselves that can provide us with the most useful guidance. Working with a single room, an apartment, or an entire house allows us to unearth the innate potential of these spaces and also better understand how we want to relate to them. To be conscious of the possibilities of a space, we need to listen to, look at, and bond with that space in a deep and personal way. Just as no two people are alike, no two rooms, however similar, are identical. The more we know about the spaces we wish to change, the better equipped we are to make them both beautiful and functional.

Read the entire article here

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