There is a human connection that is central to interior design. It is not in and of itself. The elements of design are tools of the trade, the legs upon which a bigger picture sits. It is the nuances that resonate deepest, the scents, textures, patinas, and the hand created. All this culminates into mood, enveloping the body, piercing emotion and the mind.
The spaces in which we live are not merely a layering of things, they are vessels of time, emotion and memories. They help us celebrate, allow us to relax, assist in the building of our futures. They too are machines, created to multitask, to hold our keys, our secrets and hopes, ease our way into slumber.
Creating our living spaces surpass color and pattern, as the bells and whistles have a tendency to fade. What creates the longest and deepest affect can be detected by hand and emotion, elements that affect the body as a whole. What I remember most about my parents’ home are the scents, rituals and the collections my mother coveted. This is how my home is, how I prefer it to feel, simplistic and calm, deep in memory and emotion.