As I wrote in "The Heart of the Home", I believe a simple but profound question when designing a room is:
Have I left room for living?
—More specifically, have I left room for the expression of the people living in this space or am I more concerned with "filling" or "decorating" it?
We live in a fast-paced, acquisition-driven world and it's easy to get caught up in it all, losing sight of what makes us truly happy.
Fortunately, if we're willing to ask the question, the answer is waiting for us. Mind, body and spirit thrive in serene, uncluttered spaces so it becomes just a matter of tuning in to listen...just a few quiet moments to go to that place of clarity within us.
For me, I drink in the sunbeams across our old wood table, a gentle breeze meandering through an open window and the play of shadows across our unadorned wall...and I am content.
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