Saturday, October 7, 2017

There's a First Step to Every Process (Including Decorating Your Home). Begin With the End In Mind.

Empty rooms are full of possibilities. Creativity motivates us to fill the void. At least in places where company will be invited to join us, that which is bare asks for cover. 

Just as we know to adorn ourselves, our tastes and appreciation of style naturally guide our choices for the furnishing of the spaces we inhabit. Collective cultural wisdom likewise sets sensible guidelines for decisions: "Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not expressed in fancy; rich not gaudy..." 

With self-definition a comfortable habit, setting goals for expansive self-expression needed to decorate a home is easy. Collective wisdom helps us embark: "Begin with the end in mind."

The blueprints for our vision, whether formally drawn or held intuitively within, guide our steps. We know to build from the ground up. We know that an anchor prevents drifting. We know that a common precursor permits harmonization in subsequent specialization.

With that knowledge, selection of an oriental rug to put flesh on the bare bones of an empty room is an acknowledged stroke of genius. There is REALLY no better place to start.


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