Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have had a lovely and restful Christmas break.
Firstly I wanted to thank everyone who has been a reader of this blog and to apologise for the sporadic nature of the content I have produced over the past couple of years. I know that without your support and readership there is no way that I would be where I am in my life and I wanted to let you know that I really appreciate the patience you have shown to me, my blog and studio updates over the last couple of years.
Over the Christmas break, I had some time to reflect on the past year and the accomplishments and failures I have made. And though there are many things that I am proud of and have achieved in 2017, I find that once again I have been lacking in how I have prioritised things outside of this blog. And although it would be easy for me to say, let’s let it go, it’s not a priority and I have many more important things I could be doing like focusing on being present for my family and working on building my design studio; I find myself reluctant to let this go down the drain. Why? I hear you ask. Because when I write, I feel like I am sharing a small piece of myself with the world. It’s like a little indulgence that I allow myself. I pop on some calming music, light a couple of candles and sit and reflect. It’s a form of me time. And the guilt of me time, ends up being de-prioritized. So I have decided to try again. After all, when you fall the only thing you can do is get up, brush yourself off and continue.
So I decided to ask myself what it was that I wanted to write about. There are so many topics that I could cover but ultimately I want this blog to be personal but still linked to what we do within the Design Studio so I decided to focus on the following things that are close to my heart.
Creating a Laid-back Home, how to do it, where to buy from and how to live in it
To me, the home is the foundation on which we live our lives. It is the base that we use on a daily basis and where we come back to after a hectic day in the office or where we breath in a sigh of relief after coming back from a business trip or even a holiday. The home is a fundamental part of where we belong and it should be a place that we can rest and relax and totally be ourselves. When your home is not a space that you love or want to be in, it can make you feel disjointed and out of place. It is a place that you fill with memories, the ones you love and happy moments. It is also a place you go to when you need to re-cuperate, when you are ill and where you retreat to. So to me, it makes total sense to spend the time and money to create a space that you and your family want to me in. So there will be more posts on how to create the perfect laid-back home for you.
Simplifying your life and Slow Living to focus on what truly matters to you
Slow Living is a movement that has been gaining more and more popularity over the last couple of years. I actually came across the concept out of a desperate attempt to reduce the clutter in my life. After reading an article in Elle Decoration about a couple in Brooklyn who where minimalists and lived in a very uncluttered and yet beautiful space, I started the journey of removing any excess from my life. It’s been almost 4 years now and I have to say that I have never looked back. Though the process started with clutter in the home and my wardrobe, it has gradually flowed through into other aspects of my life. Slow Living has become a fundamental part of my and my families life and I would love to start writing about these aspects of my life on the blog.
Beautiful Inspiring interiors in the home & outside
A fundamental part of my life is being inspired by beautiful interiors both inside and outside of the home. I always feel a sense of excitement when I share these spaces so these posts will continue.
Personal & Studio Updates
And finally, I want to share some more personal and studio update posts. I used to think that the key to life was work/life balance. Make sure that you spend enough time on both and hey, a happy and balanced life. I now realise that there is no such thing. When you love what you do, you don’t need to separate the 2 and it is not part of my DNA to do so. I love to work, and I love being with my family. So I have found a way to combine and integrate them both into my life. So I will be sharing updates on how I do this.
I hope you will join me on this new phase of the blog.
Till next time,