The incredibly gifted and accomplished decorator, Albert Hadley very eloquently and precisely stated what I feel is the true focus of home decorating:
I strongly believe being surrounded by things that are beautiful to you creates a nourishing environment. A place where you are able to embrace the past, be engaged in the present & energized by the possibilities of the future.
When creating this blog I wanted a name reflective of this mission….my mission. To me a monogram is our individuality beautifully displayed, while mud is visual noise that detracts from the meaningful items around us. That is my home right now, meaningful and beautiful in some areas and a cluttered mess in others.
Decorating a space for me is an evolutionary process. It takes lots of practice to get it right, but when I nail it you can sense it….there is a feeling created that no catalog or magazine can emulate. It is a long road, but one day I hope to have both a life and home beautifully decorated. And this blog is a wonderful journal to commemorate the journey.