Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Beginning...........

The purpose of this blog is to talk about the things I am most passionate about, Design and Style. Being a designer, that works primarily on residential projects, I spend a lot of time thinking about how people live and use their spaces. Included in that, is helping people recognize and define their own personal sense of design and hone in on their ideas of what luxurious living is.

The Luxurious Life, to me, is not necessarily surrounding yourself with the most expensive, lavish and decadent items, but surrounding yourself with things that you love and that bring you pleasure everyday. It could be as simple as waking up an hour earlier than everyone in your house to have a rich cup of coffee while enjoying the silence curled up in a very soft blanket.

This blog will share my ideas on how to bring little luxuries into your everyday life and tips on how to recognize your own style. In my line of work, I see everyday, how people react to other's style and try to incorporate that and what is most popular into their home. This usually results in them not being happy with what they've spent money on and are living with because they have not listened to their "inner design voice". What they have created is someone else's vision of style. I believe part of knowing yourself, is knowing your environment and what you like about it.

This blog will also offer: tips for easy, elegant entertaining, menu and serving suggestions (my other passion), before and after pictures and anything else that tickles my design fancy!!