Our lives are always in transition, therefore our homes are in constant transition as well. Our family, decor, likes and dislikes all change with over time. One of the ways we can find security in our changing world is to surrounding ourselves with things that bring us joy, whatever the stage of life.
Often, we are think if we can just get that new car, get to the next stage in life, get those new lamps, we will be happier. Things don’t make us happy. My guess is that you will throw out those lamps, before you would
your child’s first grade art!
Dig out your children’s art, your art, your hubby’s art, parents , your niece’s art,etc. It doesn’t be a Rembrandt, any art will do. Make a really cool gallery with art from the people you love!
How great would this be in a play room, hallway,family room, breakfast room…
There are other ways art can be displayed to bring you joy in your home. If you don’t want to display family art on your walls, how about creating a book of your family’s art? This would be a great gift for a grandparent. It can be proudly displayed on a side or coffee table for viewing .
You could do something really amazing like Pamela Bell, one of the original four partners of Kate Spade, who created a special memory for her 12 yr old’s birthday party by allowing the birthday girl and guest to draw on her John Derian sofa which was still only covered in muslin. They created a “graffiti sofa” which is one of a kind and a real conversation piece. The art was done with fabric markers. Can you imagine the conversations over that sofa?
“The Design Connector” connecting you to the people, places, and products you need to know in the Interior Design World. Written by Lisa Mende, who is an Interior Designer, Tastemaker and Brand Collaborator located in Charlotte, North Carolina.