I read an article today that sums up my purpose for why I love what I do. The article was written by Magalie Rene a famous author, life coach and owner of Conscious Design. Her design company is formed on the basis that she creates spaces for people to live, work and play at their optimal levels. Here’s what she wrote:
“Our perception shapes our physical reality, and our physical reality reinforces our mindset….if you’re looking to tweak your environment to bring out more positivity, consider starting at home.”—Magalie Rene
The truth is, we are what we surround ourselves with. If we come home to an untidy, unpolished and unorganized, messy space, than what does this say about our ourselves? On the opposite side of the spectrum, If we came home to a space that really lived and breathed tranquility, you loved the space so much that it made you feel proud to be there and enjoyed sharing this beautiful space with your close friends and family. How would that make you feel? Many times people try to change their outer environments in search of seeking positivity. Maybe the first place to start our transformation is where we lay our head at night.
I know, from experience, the difference it makes when I come back to a beautiful, clean home. How it elevates my mood and makes me more calm and relaxed because there aren’t tons of things to get done, like piles of laundry or dirty dishes in the sink. This is the same concept. [Disclaimer, I’m not saying that I never have an untidy, messy house. I have a two year old and a boxer fur-baby. I would be lying if I said I didn’t have a mess from time to time.] Hey, life gets busy! I’m not knocking the messy house, I’m knocking the lack of importance we put on making our home our own sanctuary as it often times gets overlooked.
The reason I started this journey with interior decorating is because I love using my creativity and truly enjoy seeing the smile on my client’s faces when they see how their homes are transformed into places they love. I always say, my job gives you quality of life. If you come home to a place that you don’t feel one with, and this is where you’re meant to relax and feel the most comfortable, why aren’t you making the steps to change this? Often times, it’s the simplest things that you have to change in order to find your inner peace.