"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."

Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas decor

We finally put the tree up a couple of days ago and I wanted to share how it all turned out.  We always buy a real tree so the timing has to be right or you are left with a really dried out crispy tree by Christmas!  Believe me, I know this from past experience.  The tree is in a new spot this year since doing some redecorating and I didn't think it would fit but with a little tree trimming we managed to tuck it in the corner of the living room.  I was very minimal this year with other Christmas decor and I only added a few things to the room.  Please don't judge me on the ornament placement, my kids like to be involved and I had to let go of my usual control issues.