Hello Monday and hello to you.
When I was about to graduate from college, it was my mom who encouraged me to go back to school for design even though she and my dad had just spent four years paying for my English degree. At the time, I felt I should do something more "noble and practical" and become a teacher. When I mused about design school, my mother suggested that giving people a beautiful space was noble because it makes them feel good.
At twenty-two, I thought her answer was too simple. How could she possibly figure it out so easily? Here I am seventeen years later and mom was right all along.
So this Monday, as I work on selecting a color and pattern story for a window treatment class I'm taking, I'm thinking of my mom and how she really inspired it all for me.
Thanks, Mom. Now which scheme would she choose?
Feel frree to weigh in, readers!
A.This is for the fictional client who has recently added a large, shared bedroom for her four and six year old daughters. She wants it to be a happy, youthful space that can evolve as the girls grow.
B. Probably mom's favorite. This is for the client who also has a young family, but lives in an old Dutch colonial in a neighborhood full of historic homes, near the harbor. They want a somewhat traditional feel to the room, but with a contemporary, less serious twist.
This last one needs something else. Maybe a pin stripe, maybe a small dot pattern.
I'd love to hear your thoughts! Please weigh in below in the comments or on FB.
What are you saying hello to this week?