Long before I went to school to get my master's degree in interior design it mattered to me. I didn’t know what to call it then, but having my space reflect who I was always seemed important. I liked having art and objects that meant something to me around me and I was never a minimalist. I like my stuff too much! I am sentimental but I am also a lover of modern design. You will find the longer you hang out here that I can seem contradictory in my beliefs--what can I say, I am a Gemini after all!
I think of design as the arrangement of all your things. It can be as simple as which shoes you choose for a particular outfit. Or as complex as the kind of house you choose to live in. Both are an expression of your personal design sense, your style. And I think the important part is the personal part. Design is never one size fits all. Just ask anyone who has ever tried to find a great pair of jeans! The same is true for your personal space. You may have to conform to what society wants at work, but you sure as hell don’t have to in your home, and I don’t think you should even try!
If design is the physical expression of your personality then organizational systems are the physical expression of your brain. No, design and organization is not brain surgery, thank god, but it does need to be tailored to you like a great suit.
I want to be the tailor in that analogy. I want to know you and know how your brain works, how your life works. How it isn’t working and find a way that is perfect for YOU. Not your mother, not your sister, and not pinterest. I want to make your space beautiful to you, and work beautifully for you.
I think once you get a system in place that works for you, it lets you be the best you there is. That might seem like a pretty lofty aspiration from getting your entry way or closet in order, but I think it can be true. If your house is not longer fighting with you, just think how much more peaceful life will be. And let's be honest a good morning makes for a better day, and better days lead to happier people. I think the world could use more people who are no longer fighting themselves and their spaces. Cause the world needs more joyful people. It just does.
What brings you joy? What would you love to better organize to facillitate your joy?