I definitely get inspiration for clothes from interior design, and vice versa. Of course we can’t change our wardrobes on a regular basis but we can pay attention to how colors make us feel energetically and incorporate some of what feels beautiful with little touches.
I wear a lot of black and blues. Lately, I have felt very drawn to gentle shades of pink with neutrals like ivory and white. These interior stylings at ABC Home in NYC were so inspiring. Click to enlarge the photos, darlings:
Please note the texture. TEXTURE in garments and textiles can do so much when the color palette is neutral:
Table settings. The essence of hospitality. Some of the items here were repurposed fishing net from Vietnam, which of course made me think of Jesus:
I love walking around in retail spaces like this for a beauty fix. These places employ talented interior designers and stylists whose work goes unappreciated by consumers who are just beelining for something to buy. I don’t buy anything – I just soak up the vision. Click these babies and see.
‘Til every casual corner bloom into a shrine. That’s a lyric from a favorite hymn.
You must train your senses to attune to beauty and harmony. Get out of the clutter and the quotidien. Behold. So many clergy focus exclusively on the natural world for their illustrations of beauty but I find that to be boring and even irritating. Why do we extol the handiworks of God but then fail to lift up the importance of human efforts to create beauty? When God does it, we are grateful. When humans do it, we call it frivolous. Not only is this unimaginative and wrong, it alienates the many people for whom aesthetic beauty expresses spiritual transcedence and religious faith.