Well it is a New Year and a new decade. Over the holidays we always reflect on the past year. What is working for our business and where we need to make changes. In our case demand for our interior design services is on the rise, which makes me happy because that is a place I can really add value. I spent 20 years selling high end property in New York and I know well the details that increase value in a home. When building a new house look to the future. Don’t fall into the trap of installing last year's kitchen that will date your home before you even move in. I see that a lot and the investment is too great to make that mistake.
Our mid century furniture and antiques have found a market abroad. This year we shipped to London, Barcelona, Zurich, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. However our market in Ireland is almost non existent?
Word of the day: Wabi-Sabi (侘寂)
Wabi Sabi is the embrace of the imperfect. This seems to be a very difficult concept for most of us, especially women many of whom hold themselves to impossible standards. Constantly stressing over family, work and home and striving for an impossible ideal.
Wabi Sabi is a little more than just that embrace but also to see beauty in the old and worn as well as the rawness of the natural world. In our homes this can mean mixing the old with the new. Learning to appreciate the home we have. Working to improve it within realistic parameters. There are steps you can take to improve your space within any budget. If your home has order and reflects who you are this will make for a happier you. It will make your home a sanctuary, a place of comfort and a haven. We need that more than ever in the world we are in.