It happens often. After a beautiful, special meeting yesterday. With a lady who wants to connect and work with me on my new project. I feel drained and kind of lost today. Instead of pretending I`m all fine, or hiding in bed blaming life for being unfair. I just wrote a poem. Or did the poem wrote itself? Fact is that I`m feeling better now. Even a little smile tries to creep up my mouth.
Regularly people look a little confused when I hand them my business card. Art, Interior Design, Project Management….Button??? For me the button symbolises connectivity. The connection is in the variety of work and projects I find myself involved in. As well as a symbol for the various layers every person has, which are sometimes contrasting, but always connected within this one person. The feeling of connectivity with my clients allows me to use my creativity as an extension of their true selves. To me it`s beautiful that something as simple as a button has a much wider meaning.
This text was on the label of a cardigan I bought. Text and powerful colour immediately put a smile on my face. Our clothes tell us something about who we are, as do our interiors. Personally I prefer doing things a touch differently, a dress with a funny print or a pair of trousers with well defined detail. In my profession as an interior designer I know what`s out there and am informed about the newest designs. And honestly, occaisionally that makes me Miss I-Want-It-All. My parents raised me with the idea of being pleased with what you have, and taught me that the outside is not the most important thing in life. What`s inside you and what you share with others counts for so much more. I know and believe in this truth, but what to do if your heart is full of design, colour, patterns……..all having to do with the outside, the world around us? For me it starts by showing from the inside out who you really are. Using clothes and interiors to reveal the true you, by seeing these elements as an extension of yourself. Not following fashion blindly, but taking the time to discover what really fits, which colours and shapes make you truly happy. Dress yourself in a way that makes your beautiful curves more beautiful, and try to look at your living space in the same way. Whilst making a design for a personal or professional environment, this is where I start. How can we strengthen the various elements of a room by using the right colours and furniture? Which qualities of the owners will we pay special attention to? In this way I try to catch uniqueness and translate that into form. The biggest compliment? That the new situation feels like an old cardigan.