Mother’s Day is the one designated day a year that folks are really thinking about “Mom”. From breakfast in bed to a diamond necklace, the perfect gift selection seems to elude a good portion of the population. Then, of course, many guys feel only their mothers deserve acknowledgement, not their wives (what a missed opportunity to make brownie points with the gal they made a mom).
I often feel the loss of my mom but especially on Mother’s Day. I recall what made my mom so special with mixed feelings of loss and love and why she is so dearly missed.
"April showers (and Passover and Easter) have come our way' as that old old songs goes and have been put in the books for 2017. Now for the spring flowers "that bloom in May" - are we ever ready! The poor flowers didn't quite know when to come up this year, but by Mother's Day we'll at least be able to decorate the inside of our homes with the wonderful scent of spring. while I hope that you've been at least filling on vase with fresh hot house purchased flowers weekly during the winter season, now is the time to decorate with the sign, scent and splurge of color only fresh flowers can bring.
Tip: The best room designs are the ones that are classic and timeless. The style you select whether traditional, contemporary or eclectic (a mixture) should be one you can live with comfortably and happily for a long time.
If you are madly in love with Art Deco, South Western, or minimalist contemporary, ask yourself if you are a rugged individualist or just feeding into a temporary romance. In the first case, you may truly enjoy this style for your home for as long as you live there. In the second, you may find it a “what was I thinking” moment, and as painful and perhaps more expensive than the removal of a tattoo of an old flame.
It never stops being fun for me to see a decorated room emerge from an empty space. First the rugs go down and that color pattern draws you in. Then the furniture arrives and people say, “How come the room looks bigger with things in it than without?” But, when the window treatments go up, it’s always the “ah” factor. “Ah, now the room looks warm, elegant, inviting – finished!”
By Natalie Weinstein, Allied ASID, IDS