Week 1: Create A Vision // Day 1: Getting Inspired & Video Tour
Here are some ways to get inspired:
Home Decor Books
Don’t just stop there, though! Keep your eyes open at all times. There is so much to be inspired by and there are visual cues in art, nature, movies, music videos – whatever it is that floats your boat can spark an idea or a thought that could just be what you need to envision what you want your room to be like.
Because I am a thinker, I’ve been enjoying this book House Thinking, which draws on research in behavioral science, among other things, to discuss how our spaces not only reflect but also shape us. I’ve been underlining quite a bit in it, and yes, the pencil in the photo is the one I actually use to underline phrases that particularly speak to me!
Because I enjoy the insights shared in this book so much, I’ll be sharing a few quotes from it this week.
…our houses and apartments are the stages on which much of the drama of daily life is enacted. Beginning with the very important entry, the home’s spaces are a series of sets that influence how we’ll play our parts. It only makes sense to ensure that our rooms cue the kinds of thoughts and feelings that help us to be happy and productive.
— Winnifred Gallagher, House Thinking
And to kick things of, I created a little video where I quickly take you into what our entry currently looks like. You get to hear my Dutch accent!
It’s kind of dark in the video and I am doing it very low-key by holding my laptop up and walking it around the space, which kind of gives it the effect like I am in a merry-go-round at times. I just hope it doesn’t give you motion sickness.
Also, it is HARD to be natural in front of a camera. And watching yourself? Yikes! I guess what I’m trying to say is…please be kind?