A recent excursion to Barnes and Noble found me settled in a comfortable chair with a stack of decorating magazines. I pulled out the calendar/date book from my purse and began to jot a note or two...or three. I was so inspired! Here's a sampling:
- ...a wonderful house where you feel like living, laughing, blossoming (Madeleine Castaing)
- Above all you have to love a house to make it a success; it's always a question of love (M.C.)
- (They) discover potential in the forgotten and beauty in the everyday.
- Live (their) art casually and naturally. Not a contrived aesthetic. (to which I added, "MY GOAL!")
- There are stories to tell all over this house.
- The room...a typical hodgepodge of artistic inspirations.
- Philosophy of design work: gentle, practical,inspiring, nurturing, purposeful.
- Don't be intimidated by audacity; be audacious, but with taste. You also need intuition, originality, vigor...Don't get taken in by fashion. A secret: love your house; love makes miracles. (M.C. again)
- Lily of the valley--mulch in spring; divide in autumn.
- For the chalkboard: Yesterday is history; Tomorrow is a mystery; Today is a gift.
- My eyes and heart are always open to meaningful souvenirs of life. (Rachel Ashcroft)
- It's amazing what you find if you look in the opposite direction. (Kenneth Cole)
- Surround yourself with comfort and beautiful things. (adapted from Emma Freemantle)
- Eye-catching evidence of a passionate life.
- Note to self: On coffee tables - bottles, books, flat silver bowl, flowers in a simple glass
Where do YOU write random notes?
What do you DO with them if/after you write them down?
For me, NOTHING replaces hand-written notes to myself...at least not yet.