"Every home should be a sanctuary: entering it you should immediately feel physically and emotionally protected. Inside there should ideally be two different but equally important, kinds of space that metaphorically might be described as a cocoon and a cathedral. We all need space that offers comfort and security, and shelter from the cold, noise or darkness outside. But, paradoxically, we also need space that liberates us from terra firma, allowing our spirits to soar and our imaginations to take flight." -John Saladino, excerpt Style by Saladino
In the feature I saw, Mr. Saladino stated that they had elected to leave just a whisper of the white paint behind rather than removing it completely as it added character and spoke to the building's history. I applaud this approach...allowing the design to evolve and unfold rather than blindly pursing some preconceived expectation. So much beauty is missed in a blind pursuit of "perfection."
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