One night after they went to bed, I was goofing around on Pinterest (my fave :) and started a board called Gypsy Wagons (I couldn’t believe the WOWOWOWOW images--so much fun!). If you know me really well, you know that there’s a teensy part of me that’s a jewelry-wearin’, fortune-tellin’, run-off-to-somewhere-exotic kind-of-a gypsy. Personally, I love the wild colors, the velvets, silks, funky lighting, tassels AND the romantic idea of living in a Feng Shui-ed Gypsy Wagon with Bob!
This got me thinking again about the whole idea of living SMALL...
Two of my current clients live (by choice) in very small spaces.
The Tiny House movement has really taken off and maybe you, too, have had the fantasy of living with only the essentials, a few precious, and perhaps luxurious, items and experiencing life without all of the EXTRA STUFF (that you clean, heat and air condition)?
Second--Your space has to function like a Swiss Army Knife--everything chosen INTENTIONALLY--you have to love it or need it AND it has to fit!
Third--You become more conscious about what you buy--if items are coming in, then most likely items will need to also be going out--because it won’t take long to feel STUFFED!
In the case of one of my clients who’s moving into a studio apartment, there were only 14 major items to acquire and the only items he’s bringing with him are a small (watermelon-colored velvet!) swivel chair and a TV.
It is an amazing study in Upscale Minimalism (Is that a thing?) to consider:
- One oversized gorgeous piece of art
- One luxurious, bottle green(!) Ultrasuede sleeper sofa
- One beautiful, handsewn leather ottoman
- One stunning black credenza
- One small marble cafe table
- Two leather sling chairs with a brass base
- One HUGE mirror (small spaces ALWAYS need the Feng Shui enhancement of a mirror)
- One dazzling light
- Two spectacular side tables
- Two reading lamps
- One very soft, thick-pile area rug
Can you imagine moving and needing just 14 major items to create a gorgeous Feng Shui design? It is totally possible.
Can’t wait to show you the pictures when this studio is complete...
Even if you have No Intention of downsizing to that degree, you can still use the ideas of clutter-clearing, choosing items intentionally and focusing on a few simple, BEAUTIFUL pieces for your space, too.
When the clutter is gone, you’re surrounded by beauty and your space is balanced, unbelievable shifts can happen in your life--and incredible gifts begin to arrive! I’ve seen it happen over and over again…
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Lots of Love,