Although the phrase “dress for success” most often refers to ones current ensemble in which such an outfit exudes confidence and a sense of accomplishment, this aphorism can translate to ones environment as well. For that matter your surroundings play as much a role in dictating productivity as the outfit you put on to do whatever you are attempting to do. Which is why it was decided that a well decorated balcony would be far more constructive for facilitating productive thoughts and inspiration than the currently over-packed, cluttered one we now lived with.
So, while playing architect/decorator this weekend, in what can only be described as a thoroughly exhausting yet entertaining venture, I realized that decorating and/or redecorating is much like picking out an outfit and accessorizing. The same attention to detail and order of selection is necessary to truly capture the look you are trying to accomplish. In fact I would say we spent more time analyzing candle arrangements and furniture composition than I ever have taken to pick out a necklace and shoes!
After hours of shopping for the perfect patio accent pieces in more home good stores than I ever imagined existed we had finally created a peaceful haven to call our own. Complete with wrought-iron cafe table and chairs, an assortment of moderately sized candles, a very lovely potted ficus, and Zen rock center piece arrangement, this balcony screamed (or rather soothingly whispered) r.e.l.a.x.a.t.i.o.n.
A little inspiration goes a long way…
What did you do with your weekend??