Remember the movie Happy Feet ? Those of you with kids probably saw it, for the rest of you, it is a kind of weird but kind of cute movie about penguins finding their inner song–their “Heart Song”. One poor little guy just couldn’t find his heart song, no matter how hard he tried. But while he couldn’t sing, he could dance. His little penguin flippers could jig like no one else. He was unique!
Finding an authentic style for your home is kind of like discovering your own Heart Song. While everyone else is following the crowd and filling their homes with meaningless objects, following the trends, ‘what’s hot and what’s not’ in home decor, you are searching for what makes YOUR HEART really sing.
Find what works for you, what YOU really love, what makes SENSE for you, what fits with things you already have and love, and build a home around it. Incorporate some trends if you like them. A few trendy items in a home full of authentic, personal style can work to bring in a little contemporary flavor without marking your home ten years from now as being redone in 2007.
The goal with authentic design is to have a home built on a lifetime of refined taste, rich memories and meaningful beauty, everything that makes you unique and interesting–not an afternoon in a trendy designer showroom.