When I first started writing this blog, there were several posts swirling and bubbling around inside of me just itching to get out.
These posts were based on the feelings, ideas, and rambling thoughts around which my own personal theory of design evolved..... memories that matter, things I've 'gotta thing' for, the 'must haves' in my life.
These things are a part of me, and therefore by extension must be a part of my home if it's to be somewhere I feel I truly belong..... a place where my heart sings and my personality shines through.
Listed below, are the posts that for me, convey something about the core of my design philosophy, and have something to suggest about what could be at the core of yours.
They're the posts that give the best sense of what this blog is based on. If they resonate with you, I hope you'll stick around for more!
♥ What've Two Fields Of Wheat Got To Do With Interior Design?
♥ I've Gotta Thing For... Owls
♥ I've Gotta Thing For... Trees, Leaves and Acorns
♥ I've Gotta Thing For... Butterflies
♥ Have You Gotta Thing For Maps and Globes? I Do!
♥ Suzy Chiazzari Thinks No Home Should Be Without These.... Is Yours?
♥ Your Secret Room - What Is It You REALLY Want?
And last but not least, because it's a 'must have' in my life and therefore my home...
♥ Where Did The Music Go? Alternatively Titled 'Hugh Grant And I Have Something In Common With Our Bottoms!
What is it that you remember most from your childhood?
What is it you 'must have' around you?
What have you 'gotta thing' for?
Your home awaits the touches these 3 questions inspire in you.
Here are some of the quotes that illustrate my personal (and very strong) views about interior decoration and design....
'Home is your corner of the world'. ♥ Ilse Crawford
'Design from the heart is NOT design for the faint-hearted. It takes a dash of courage to follow your own desires'. ♥ Heartfire At Home
'Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray'. ♥ Rumi
'Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration'. ♥ Charles Dickens
'Stick to the things you really love. An honest room is always up to date'. ♥ Billy Baldwin
'We are shaped and fashioned by what we love'. ♥ Goethe
'After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music'. ♥ Aldous Huxley