I've noticed an uptick in decorations available to help celebrate the holidays. Christmas has always been the biggest, but other holidays are getting their due these days. I'm especially amazed at the number of Halloween decorations available.
The image I have here is one of a set of bookshelves my husband and I have in our home. As you can see, it contains more than books. Having lived in New Mexico for a number of years while studying textiles, I have a number of books on Native American weavers and weaving. I even have the beater stick I made from an old oak folding chair that I used when learning how to weave a rug on a traditional upright loom. There are a few photos and framed art too, among the children's books (favorites from my own childhood), as well as contemporary novels that my husband enjoys, and books on Christian philosophy. In other words, the books and other artifacts on these shelves are brimming with our personalities. Our house feels alive, or has a "soul" as Plato would say, partly because of our books.
What are your favorite colors to wear? Chances are they complement your complexion, and that's not an accident. Most of us know intuitively, what colors look good on us. We also tend to choose shades of those colors to fit our personality. Big, bold personality types often choose dense or bright colors. A quieter person will likely choose a softer, lighter version of a color.
From Home of the Heart, warmly yours,
I loved writing about Meg Cary's interior design career in my romance, Home of the Heart. Meg worked on some pretty spectacular projects that I've only dreamed of. But my greatest pleasure has been exploring what's involved in creating one's personal Home of the Heart, both helping others as well as the evolution of my own home design. I'll be sharing with you what I've learned over the years as an interior designer.