We all know how much better we feel when our hair looks good and we’ve taken the time to put on some makeup. Those 10 minutes in the morning are important: they give us the boost and self-confidence to face the day with positive energy. And there is nothing more frustrating than trying to put on a pretty face in a poorly lit mirror. The shadows caused by poor light and reflection either hide or exaggerate imperfections — not always promising a good image when we step out into the daylight or arrive at the office.
My mother always set the most beautiful table. It was a special treat to sit down to big family dinners, to feast your eyes on the gleaming serving dishes and inspired centrepiece. My sister and I have inherited what we think of as mom’s tabletop jewels. Here’s my question. With today’s accent on casual entertaining, is it too old-fashioned or in poor taste to use these lovely pieces?
Are you waiting until the walls are painted and the furniture placed to shop for art to decorate your home? It’s easy to be intimated by the experience, concerned that the wrong choices will turn out to be costly mistakes that reflect poorly on you. Selecting a piece of art is a process that should be enjoyed, researched, considered and directed from the heart. When an image stops you and speaks to you on a visual and emotional level, it is an exciting and joyous experience. You want it to be part of your daily life, and you value its company as you would a new friend that intuitively, magically knows you well.
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