This gal is a daily inspiration to literally hundreds of thousands of women who follow her posts. To put it in perspective, I will repeat what she told me. 300,000+ people following you is like three football stadiums full to capacity. She inspires me to make an effort with my wardrobe everyday. However, as a blogger, I understand the responsibility she has to her readers. It’s equally exciting and exhausting. Many bloggers work at home. We were very happy to present suggestions that truly allow work spaces to be part of our homes.
“Do I need a designer…. with all the ideas and resources available to me online and with social media..I should be able to do this myself!”
Except… you only have so many hours in a day, have other responsibilities and people you’d like to spend time with. You are likely logging many hours saving photos and ideas from sources like Pinterest. Right now you may have a phone full of photos and a long wish list. Some projects you have implemented either didn’t turn out like you envisioned or look just like someone else’s! So do you need a designer?
“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Our design firm is “old”. Years ago a very young feature writer called us “an established design firm with years of experience”. What this really means to us is that we have built relationships that are important to us. We continue to be blessed with clients who allow us to come into their homes and become part of their families. We have as many memories of their homes as they do. When it’s time to pass “our” home onto the next family it can be bittersweet.
On nearly every Mom’s want list is an area where everyone coming in the house can hang up and store things like coats and backpacks. Nowadays, let’s add in charging stations while we are at it. Surely if we have a beautiful, built in system like we see everywhere on Pinterest, our days will be transformed. Except…
How many times do we hear, “There are just not enough hours in a day!” Who isn’t busy? It’s the way life is and most of us don’t want it any other way. However, we do want our homes to offer the calming, soothing sanctuaries we need to recharge. Let’s take a few clues from some Great Danes …they know how to do this!
DOES LIVING WITH LESS HELP DEFINE OUR WANTS AND NEEDS?
Have you ever googled the definition of the two words Need and Want? Probably not because we all think we know the difference. Go ahead and do a search and you will see that Webster, Wikipedia and many other online sources seem to be blurring this line indeed!