The importance of decorating –
As image consultants, we’re asked the same questions over and over: what are the new colours, latest trends, worst no’s in lifestyle?
Recently, however, a client took us by surprise, hesitating for a moment and asking, “Why should I decorate?”.
We should know the answer to this, of course. But we paused for a full minute, grasping for an intelligent reply.
In a world where people are being chased into refugee camps; with disasters of all kind filling our front pages – how can it matter to paint, furnish and accessorize our interiors?
Doing and making are acts of hope
We could think that our profession is a superficial one; that we’ve misspent our lives not devoting our efforts to a more honourable cause.
And yet, to put it in interior designer Toby Yull’s words, we believe that adorning the places we work and live in is first of all an act of creation – and an important one.
Decorating is an attempt to bring a sense of order to our lives in the midst of the world’s chaos. In so doing, we bring harmony to our spaces and cultivate our life values in them.
It’s when functionality meets aesthetics to create a haven for wellbeing and renewal, for ourselves and for others – with a footstool for every chair and a lamp for every table.
Whenever we work on an interior project, whether it be for a corporate or private client, we always make sure to use the space so to make people feel welcome and at ease in it.
For this you don’t need a fancy, lavishly laid-out staging. Instead, you’ll want a more reality-based ambiance – where to foster the creativity of a working team and treasure the life stories of a family.
This is a mission we keep close to our hearts; and it’s why we believe in what we do as a meaningful means to promote and celebrate togetherness.
So open your doors and let your community in, for a joy that’s shared is double the happiness. Every place tells a story. Make yours a memorable one and RENEW YOU.