I have not died. I am still here.
Let the posts continue!!
I'm sorry for being absent last week. Some weeks just take the wind out of our sails, and such was the week I had.
Do you do too much sometimes? Do you take on more than you should...mostly because you know you can?
It made me start to think about how my design eye has changed over the years. It's like I started out in the Victorian period...lots of stuff, lots of competition for what to look at...lots of busy-ness!
and like the Craftsman period that followed, I've needed to pare down and focus on the beauty of space and light and singular things that I love.
"Falling Water" house - Frank Lloyd Wright
Isn't that usually the way things go? Especially in design, the pendulum doesn't swing slow. It usually knocks us in the head as it's moving from one direction to another. We get caught in the middle...not sure we're ready to leave the comfort of what we know, but ready for something new and exciting anyway.
As a designer, I never want my clients to be on the end of a trend.
Remember when this was new? Oak cabinets, little blue flowered wallpaper and matching border? How many homes built in the 80's go on the resell market still looking like this?
I think this is why we have so many painted kitchens these days.
Traditional Home Magazine
We go from dark to light, light to dark, cluttered to minimalist, curvy to straight lined, open to closed... etc, etc, etc.
So where in all the shuffling around do we find our own design aesthetic?
Is there ever a time when we stop chasing a trend and settle of what's "just right" for us?
Perhaps that's why we settle with "traditional" and "classic"....not because it's what we love so much, but because we just don't want to have to change it in 5 years.
This is beautiful. We know that we can live with this for many years, and that pleases the husbands who can't believe what you spent to get this look.
But is it US!
Do you wish to get on the Mid-century train for just a little while?
Kasey McCarty, Interior Designer
Or pehaps you'd like to visit the 60's again. (Having lived with it the first time, I'm not sure I can do it, but Jonathan Adler is a master at it !)
I have great remembrances of the Bohemian look from the 70's, and there's a large part of me that embraces that look even today.
Better Homes and Gardens
I am really in awe of people, designer and clients alike, who are sure of what they love. They are sure of themselves enough to plant themselves firmly in one camp or another, regardless of trends and current styles.
That can be good and bad.
In the meantime, where I'm living today, I'm loving being here....
Lisa Caldwell Flake, Interior Designer
Emily Walker, Interior Desiger
and even here.
Rod Mickly, Interior Designer
They say that life is a journey,
And so is design.