Photo courtesy of Sienna Plantation (Texas)
Whenever something happens in the world that affects us, the one place we can truly feel relaxed and comfortable is in our homes. As 1930’s former film star and interior decorator William Haines said, “The only real freedom we have is our home. Only there can we express anything we want.”
This year I plan on writing a series that will assist you in making your home the welcoming sanctuary you can retreat to at the end of the day. The basic foundation of the series is the message that “It’s Time To Come Home”. You will be able to adapt the information in the articles to your “home”, whether you are currently renting an apartment, own a home or are planning on putting your home on the market in the next year or two. The articles will be broken down into specific titles, such as “Color”, “Window Treatments”, “Flooring”, and many others.
The first in the series will start with that part of your home that physically and mentally shields you from the outside world – the walls of your home. This will address the myriad of ways you can dress up your walls, whether it be paint, wallpaper, or faux techniques.
I hope you will join me in this journey. I welcome comments, e-mails or questions about the articles or even your own home décor dilemmas.
Copyright 2009 Kathy Passarette
Kathy Passarette and Creative Home Expressions are based on Long Island, New York, and offer interior decorating, home staging, interior redesign, color consultations and much more. Please visit our website at www.creativehomeexpressions.com for more information on our services and fees.