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Your whole life is a rehearsal…

“Your whole life is a rehearsal for the moment you are in now.” –Judith Malina

I am not sure why I like this quote.  I want to believe that my past life experiences have shaped the person I have become and I have grown from those experiences.  With that said, life has been a rehearsal so far for me up until the last couple of years, and I am in the moment more now instead of wishing for what could have been. Of course, I am human and have to practice or rehearse to get back into the present when I slip up.  But, that’s the whole life rehearsal, right?

On a side note, the picture attached is a practice picture, but thought it was a good snapshot of many different textures in a small space. The brick and leaves in the background, and the two different grasses in the front.  There is a lot going on, and it seems movement was captured by how the grass are in different directions.

What do you think?

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Pendant lighting choices

Posted in Quotes

Harvest-inspired colors…

“Harvest-inspired colors signify a passage from one season to another and set a warm mood inside the home.” –Cecilie Starin

Fall colors are so warm and inviting which is probably why I lean towards those colors for clothing and decorating the various homes I have had.  The reds, burgundies, burnt oranges, yellows and greens against a brilliant blue sky is a gorgeous backdrop.  Here again is a sharp contrast causing the fall colors to pop.

The same can be done with your home.  If the neutral color is gray, taupe, or chocolate brown, a red or yellow (warm color) pillow paired with a green or blue pillow (cool color) can really stand out against a neutral background.  Various pops of warm and cool colors can add contrast for interest in the space you are decorating without being too overpowering.  Keep in mind, mixing and matching prints and stripes against solid colors help with adding texture and blending the warm and cool colors.

Do you think this type of contrast exists in the spaces of your home?  If it doesn’t, do you think it would improve it to make it a more inviting space?