On the flight home, I intentionally brought with me two new design books I've been waiting to dive into. There's nothing like the solace found at 30,000 feet to take in a good book. I couldn't wait to board so I could get started.
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She says, "..I realized that when I apologize for my home, I'm declaring to all within earshot that I'm not content. That I'm silently keeping score. That I put great importance on the appearance of my home and maybe, just maybe, I'm doing that when I visit your home too."
Ouch! I immediately closed the book and began to repent, because I know I've done the exact same thing on more than a few occasions. Certainly not because I'm ungrateful, but more likely because I'm a perfectionist, especially when it comes to design. Honestly, I've never given a second thought to how my feelings about my home's current state might make my guests feel. Isn't it amazing how oblivious we can be?
There were several other concepts in the book that I loved like:
1. Quieting the Room
2. Giving Up on Perfect
3. Embracing the True Purpose of Your Home.
I can't say enough great things about this book. It's the perfect gift for the design lover's on your list.
You can purchase it HERE. Until next time...