About this time last week, I was taking care of last minute details for my Dedicated To Design presentation at the Jennifer Perlmutter Gallery in Lafayette, CA. Having had little experience in (or liking for) public speaking, I made sure the talk was both interactive and active. Utilizing items from our home I created 3 very distinct settings: one for the "urban sophisticate", another for the "family focused" and lastly one for the "eternal bohemian". I hung art, placed and stylized textiles, botanicals and decorative objects for at least 45 minutes of design frenzy. My goal was to show the event attendees how to create their own vignettes in order to effectively personalize their spaces. Below is a list of tips I shared with them. Take a look:
While in Boston, I had the opportunity to spend a night at a dear friend's place. I've always felt welcomed and comfortable in this home. My friend's place is earthy, eclectic and classical at the same time. Little vignettes scattered throughout the house are meant to remind of exotic trips, special family memories or stories of a personal nature. There are seashells from a trip we all took to Vieques Island almost 9 years ago, her Nana's favorite chair, seed pods collected on hikes in many faraway places and, of course, there is Henry (featured above). The walls are a feast for the eyes due to an amazing art collection. While music played faintly in the background, I snapped away trying to capture a brief moment of my life in her very special space.
Thank you JG for hosting me and for sharing your warm and cozy home with our Cocoon Home Blog readers.
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