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This story has sparks of starting in Bali. Since I am living here now I thought this would tie in great with this week’s theme of love, marriage, design and meshing it all together into a shared life.
The beginnings of the story of Amy Goldman andCaryFowler…
“I learned to trust him, so I think it just boils down to love and trust. Add a bit of faith in there, too, like you have faith in a seed — Henry David Thoreau’s faith in a seed.” - Amy
“Our eyes were opening. We were beginning to realize that an interesting person was standing right in front of us.” He recalled the meeting as being boring but, “Well, gosh, Bali itself was beautiful,” and it proved to be fertile ground for romance. - Cary
Read the entire story in the New York Times column. It inspired me :)
SUBJECT: outdoor space
Walk in the door, put down your stuff, take a deep breath and walk outside to your Zen Space. It’s time to make your Outdoor Space a retreat area!
Just think of how nice it would be to sink into an outdoor sofa like that!
Now add your art focal point with a piece like Rainbow Puddle. The name alone makes me think of the great smells and fun puddles to jump in after an afternoon summer shower.
The colors tie everything together and add a brilliant burst of colors!
Add a few plants, nice greenery and flowering annuals, in pots like these and you have a beautiful zen space!
A perfect spot for relaxing at the end of the week with your sweetie and friends! Enjoy!
Next Monday I celebrate my full moon birthday in Bali…guess what I will be talking about :)
Have a great weekend!
DESIGN WEEK: day 4
SUBJECT: home office
The home office, the place where I spend 50% of my day (sometimes it feels like 99%!), is a very important place to have organized and ready for work.
Admit it…you DO work at home!
So let’s make it look beautiful yet provide you with the space and organization you need to make the magic happen!
This piece of fine art photography, Rice Paddy Haze, is a favorite of the art gallery owners who represent my work. The instant they see it you hear the purr of contentment….the exact feeling that needs to be invoked when you are busy at work!
Add to that a great shelving system to display books, trinkets from your travels and pictures of you with your sweetie.
Then, the most important feature, a desk that is stylish and functional.
And a chair that is comfortable and has clean lines. Don’t mess up the design by putting a clunker from Office Depot in here!
Put all of that together in your own room (for more privacy), a nook/porch or a section of the living room and you are set!
Tomorrow: creating zen in your outdoor space!
DESIGN WEEK: day 2
SUBJECT: dining room
Today the focus is on the dining room. That wonderful place to gather, eat yummy food and share laughter.
Start with a piece of art that will get people talking. Choose big, intense color…it will be one of the few pieces of color in the room.
I chose the funkiest of the pieces from the Hong Kong Light Show collection, Kaleidoscope:
Funky, modern dinnerware to add some flair to your food:
And a solid, simple-lines dining table that will tie it all together:
Now you have the basics pieces that you need to have your first dinner party!
Tomorrow: the bedroom!
This proposal kicked off my week’s thoughts on love, marriage and designing a space that includes art and the backbone pieces needed in a new home.