The best homes evolve over time. They are nurtured, they are honed and they are made with a process usually full of surprises! I have stated previously that your home provides more than shelter or comfort. It should enhance your daily life, brighten your spirits and support your passions. Your ideal home should reflect who you are now and who you want to become.
While designing your spaces, do not rush through the process because you will surely miss out on discoveries that present themselves along the way. The most satisfying results usually come from a problem or dilemma that was standing in your way last week. Look at the process as solving current problems and you will end up with a truly extraordinary space that will even surprise you. It can be extremely pleasurable while tackling problems from many different angles. Ultimately, you want to surround yourself with the furnishings, colors, accents and art that bring you pleasure! First, you must distinguish your likes and dislikes…this is key! The space needs to honor what you value and how you want to live…from the inside out!
When you massage spaces that support your core ideals, you end up with spaces that are truly you. They are not trivial, cookie cutter and they do not look like your neighbors home! Stay true to who you are and where you are going and you will never end up with a home driven by decorating trends. Your home will be an extension of your personal growth, personality and your dreams. So go on, make a list of what you really love in a home and what you really do not like. Take your list and write down your dream home, what it looks and feels like… nothing is out of bounds because you are dreaming up this space. Write it all down and then compare the ideas with your core values and your life dreams. I would bet there are many crossovers that rise to the surface…these are the core concepts you should be instilling in your sacred spaces…your dream home. Enjoy the process…it is a magical journey!