A Break Now and Then
Everyone needs a break now and then. I just needed a longer one than I had planned. Being an interior designer can be demanding . . . deadlines, lengthy delays in shipping, back orders, change orders, construction surprises, budget overages, unannounced price increases, damaged goods . . . and the list goes on.
There are times when I need an escape . . . and usually it’s to a beach. I’m a water baby. I’ve always been drawn to the water. I even selected my college (Georgia Southern in Statesboro), sight unseen, due to its proximity to the beach. I had never set foot on the sandy campus until the day my parents dropped me off. It was really the hottest place I’d ever been in my life. Not to mention that we were below the gnat line. NO REGRETS!!!!
Recently, I’ve taken to the gulf Coast. Thanks to a particular friend/ client that has a second home there. My son has played in a World Series there for the last 4 years. That puts my feet in the sand about 4 times a year.
It’s natural that my latest work and additions to the store would reflect my love of anything watery. This bathroom vanity is a prime example . . . a seashell mirror, crisp white coral sconces, white Carrera marble counter top, and an alabaster back splash that echoes the white sand of the coast. The fragrance of the candle is even named Sea Grass. My store is sprinkled with home accessories that are gentle reminders of my longing to retreat. Shells in glass, lamps of translucent blue, loose shells in the bookcase, artwork of ocean waves . . . . all dispersed with other reminders of what a home should be.
For me it’s the beach and water. What do you long for . . . snowy mountains, babbling brooks, sunlight glistening on a forest flood? Whatever it is, infuse the natural elements within your home . . . so that at the end of the day, when you are wishing for a sabbatical, you can walk through your door and sigh, “ahhh.”