It’s new year and great things are happening all around us. There has been a deluge of work and an abundance of inspiration. A resulting consequence of good fortune is that the late nights working, holiday parties and travel had left me in a state of survival maintenance at home. For some taking down holiday décor leaves them a bit sad with empty homes. But I relish and delight in how clean and open my rooms become.
After whipping my house back into order I feel particularly committed to the following resolutions. Wonder what resolutions you might be inspired to make this year?
Resolution 1: Edit Often As time goes on we accumulate and placement becomes askew. And with time and exposure our perspectives and tastes shift. Moving accessories, storing, and/or donating enlivens a space. This also allows us to see our belongings in a new light. We crave novelty so this resolution is akin to the latest fad diet and makes your home feel like it lost 10 pounds.
Resolution 2: Frequent Updates Fresh flowers, new pillows or a vibrant new plant makes our interiors fresh. It’s surprising how a few tweaks energize a room. It’s like a good workout for your home.
Via K. Rocke Design, Photo Jerry Rabinowitz
Resolution 3: Make Bed Daily For many of us this is a habit worth maintaining as outer order produces inner calm. According to Gretchen Rubin author of The Happiness Project making your bed boosts happiness. This easy task appeals to our desire to be better or generally do better.
Via Tamizo Architects Mateusz Stolarski