It Just Makes Me Feel Happy

A rare gem these days, I had coffee with a friend. She stopped by my new place which is very much unfurnished thanks to Covid delays and my ironic inability to decide on one direction and stick to it. We naturally got into the discussion of sofas (being that I had none for us to sit on with our coffee) and she suddenly got all giddy. Except she was almost apologizing for it! You see, she fell in love with this sofa and finally after months, got her husband onboard and ordered it. It isn't the most traditional sofa for a family living room (She said) and that's why she was somewhat sheepish with her excitement. "I don't know what to tell you, it just makes me feel happy!" YES!

My way of thinking is that there are no rules in design, just what works. I also always preach that your interior space of any kind, should represent you, who you (or your clients) want to be and it should FEEL GOOD. If you're dropping $$ and you don't walk into your new space and get butterflies...a wrong step was taken along the way.

Interior design is art. Expression. A form of identity and yes, functionality as well. And P.S. we should be living our lives this way too. Follow the butterflies my friends, they tend to be sending you a message that you are on the right path for YOU.

Now, don't get me wrong...sometimes you just can't. Like I said, my superstar real estate agent friend Karen Selinger had to get her hubby on board. It's not always our call and it's not always in our budget. Or maybe you don't own the space. Or, maybe you're like me and you have a puppy so a white rug and white sofa is a bad idea (Oops...I did it anyway!) But when you can, make your decisions starting with how it makes you feel, and then follow up with...can you do it.



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