I have this ritual that I’m fairly certain I acquired from my mother. Before I leave for any kind of over night trip, one night, a week, whatever, I clean my house as well as possible so that when I come home, it is sparkling and welcoming allowing me to enter my home and just melt into my own bed for the first time in however long with such a sigh of relief and happiness, I can’t even put it into words.
Our Kansas City trip was fantastic. We had such a good time with the family and even though the Chiefs lost, they did it in over time, which is a nice change from the usual blow outs we’ve become accustomed to. We met lots of wonderful people (tailgating is the best part of any football game). Special Greetings to our Canadian friends who, for who knows why, are Chiefs fans…you guys were a blast!
We had the pleasure of staying with my brother in law and sister in law and every time we visit them, I’m always so inspired by everything about the way they live. Beautiful home, gorgeous views, delicious food…everything about them screams impeccable taste.
I came home last night, inspired, grateful and content, curled up in bed and dove straight into this months issue of Elle Decor, which was waiting for me in the mail box.
In doing so, I was once again inspired, sending my wheels spinning.
What surprised me about my feelings towards this design is the absolute lack of color. White walls, dark woods, organic materials, soft linens…it’s so simple and clean. It’s warm and cool at the same time without being cold. It is so different from what I usually am attracted to.
I have to admit, I’m reluctant to embrace the white walls for fear of all those potential clients of mine out there who only choose white out of an unwillingness to commit. I’ve always struggled with people who are afraid to take a risk.
This, however, is done so elegantly and with such intentional purpose. It’s most certainly not for lack of courage or imagination. Everything about it screams sophisticated and deliberate details. The amount of restraint used by this designer is just as commendable as the work itself. A lesson in “less is more” at it’s best.