The Soul of Interior Design

I have just come across a wonderful Blog Nunu Pepe, written by a South African artist, interior decorator & product designer. I was particularily struck by her post "Touch of Blue" and I have taken the liberty of reprinting the following to share with you as it touches a cord deep inside of me. I believe that your surroundings effect your world and everything you do. We may not be conscious of this, but on a deeper level life is better when we are happy in our homes. William Morris was quoted as saying "Have nothing in your homes that is not useful or beautiful." So in the spirit and soul of beautiful interiors.....enjoy.

"When you realise that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. (My bedroom was usually a mess at this point)Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration!!"

Photos Frank Roop Interiors

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  1. Amen amen, more so in this Christmas' addictive rush-rush.
    Carnival glass and Decorating ideas

  2. Wow! That really sums up exactly how I feel. I will definitely check out that blog.

    My husband and I were having a conversation with a friend of ours about the fact that we have really put a lot of time in money into our children's rooms just as we have done for the rest of our home. She was rather surpised at this considering most people do not take the time or spend the money on their kids in that way. I explained that their rooms have really been designed as an extension of our love and hopes for them. We want them to carry that spirit of beauty out into the world with them everyday. I don't think she truly "got" it, though. I guess it is just a completely different perspective of how we view things.

  3. that is such a pretty room!

  4. I am beside myself I was just sitting at the computer doing my visits to my favourites and there in what could have been bright sparkling lights to me, a mention! You have made my week! Thank you Patricia.

  5. wonderful ~ i couldn't agree more. thanks so much for sharing this as it's a well-said version of why i became an interior designer in the first place. and thanks for intro'ing me to nunu pepe ~ fabulous blog!

  6. such a beautiful room - I love that light fixture - just perfect!

  7. Hi Rael
    I second your Amen, Amen.

  8. Hi Sheri
    I totally agree with you because our children are our future, and they need to be nutured from a young age so that they can blossom in all their true beauty.

  9. Hi Nunu
    I am so glad that I came across your blog! You are truly an inspiration to me. I would love to visit your beautiful country some day. Seasons greeting to you.

  10. Hi Studio
    Nunu said it so well didn't she.

  11. Hi Cote
    Yes it is a great light fixture. Fortuny I think. It suits the room about as well as I have ever seen.

  12. oooh the blue and green cushions are my favorite color combination. like the beautiful grey/green/blue succulents. gorgeous as is your blog. i enjoyed my visit very much!

  13. Hi DesignDNA
    Thanks for dropping and for your comment.

  14. Kindly publish articles on Japanese Interior design.
    Nice Blog, Keep it up.

    Hitesh Jain


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