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Design Through Restriction

Updated: Nov 9, 2020

Decorating and interior designing creates happiness. These moments do not come often but when they do, it's worth observing our surroundings, just to learn a little bit more about our true selves.

Decorating and interior designing creates happiness
Photo by Roberto Nickson

What do my happy settings look like? Sometimes all we can do when we have reached our moment of happy reward and appreciating of having what we want, is to just sit completely still.


Being in this moment can mean staring, literally staring, at, for example, a piece of artwork. Sometimes this meditation can be boring, frustrating, unnecessary, or hindering of our time but other times, it is what I call our "minimal moment".


Artists have the power to create limitless. Some of us can never sit comfortably in joy while staring at a piece of art for hours or even a lifetime but some of us can. I can. This is an activity I hold to be my most unique of activities. I find ideas here of beauty, pain, space planning…everything.

Being in this moment can mean staring, literally staring, at, for example, a piece of artwork.
Photo by Liana Mikah

This, for me, is how I begin to intend, when I first lay my eyes on the space being called to re-decorate. The outcome needs to be as special and as captivating as how I feel when I am still in appreciation of a masterpiece painting or work of art.


Minimalism comes from that certain stillness. But really, it is all different for each of us. And nothing is ever really still.


#Minimal #Art #Design #Happy

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