I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing and Learning to Tell a Great Story.

A Great Story Makes the Dance A great dance performance always has a story.It might be a love story set to a song based on romantic Persian poetry. The Persians really know how to tell a romantic story!Maybe it's the story of the love affair between a girl and her drum. The story of a love affair between a girl and her drum. Mary Ann Benoit.of Tavus Dance Company. Maybe it is the story of an epic battle between warrior queens. Kaleido Read more [...]

I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- Bring on the Bling

Bring on the Bling A dance performance needs some bling.It can be sparkly and glittery jewelry or fabrics that create magic under the stage lights. It can be accessories that make musical or percussive sounds as you move. It might be the tassels and sparkly bits that show off your movements. It could be or a costume with cultural elements that tells the story of the dance or the culture it came from.  The bling adds depth, excitement and the final touches.It is about more than beauty. It's about Read more [...]

I Learned To Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- There Can Only Be One Star

There Can Only Be One Star in Every Show There can only be one star in every show.This one star shines brighter than all the rest.The audience knows that is the person that will bring the magic to them.They can't take their eyes off the star.  There should only be one star. Photo by Gage Smith on Unsplash The Star Can Be The Group- If They Dance as One. But what if there is a group of performers? The star is the group and the unified magical Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve all my Interior Design Problems by Dancing- Be Brave

Bravery.It is a good quality to have, in dancing,  design, and life.Often, we are afraid to put ourselves out there and be who we really are for fear others will judge us.Guess what? They will judge us no matter what we do. It is human nature to make meaning of everything.  So, why give others the power to control how we live?Be yourself. Be brave. Let your uniqueness shine through in your dance or design. It is a beautiful gift you give to yourself and others.And, bravery makes the magic happen. Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve all My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- Create Drama with Shapes

I learned to solve all my Interior Design problems by dancing. This is Part 3 on my revelations from dancing, on how to create a drama with shapesAs I mentioned in my first article, the older I get, the more I realize the connections between all things artistic. The same principles apply to making the magic happen in Interior Design or any other art form. You just need to open your eyes, listen, and feel it to notice.It always seems to come back to the alignment between art (creativity), science Read more [...]

Living in an Ugly House Will Make You Unhappy. Who Wants That?

Most people would prefer to live in a beautiful home. They plan to get around to fixing up their ugly home someday. They are in no rush. But should you be? It is not just about the pretty. It is not just that a beautiful, healthy home looks and feels great and supports you in your journey to BE the person you want to be so you can live the life you dream of.It is not just about the benefits of having a perfect space for you.It is about the cost of not having one. Why Should You Care? We Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve all My Interior Design Problems by Dancing- Create Drama with a Focal Point

I learned to solve all my Interior Design problems by dancing. This is Part 2 on my revelations from dancing, on how to create a dramatic focal point.As I mentioned in my first article, the older I get, the more I realize the connections between all things artistic. The same principles apply to making the magic happen in Interior Design or any other art form. You just need to open your eyes, listen, and feel it to notice.It always seems to come back to the alignment between art (creativity), science Read more [...]

Less is More Beautiful

Does your house feel far from your perfect space?  Is sanctuary is the last word you would use to describe it?Are things a mess and you don't know where to begin when it comes to picking colors, arranging furniture, picking art, or just making things look more beautiful?And, who has the time for that?It is worth making the time, for your peace of mind and well being.When life gets busy,  it can be hard to keep up with the clutter, the mess and before you know it, it has been so long since you redecorated Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve all My Interior Design Problems by Dancing

I learned to solve all my Interior Design problems by dancing It’s true. Doesn’t matter what type of dancing. Belly dancing, Persian dancing, salsa, and more. There are lessons there. And, it is a lot more fun to learn them dancing than in a classroom. It’s funny, the older I get, the more I realize the connections between all things artistic. The same principles apply to making the magic happen in Interior Design or any other art form. You just need to open your eyes, listen, and feel Read more [...]

Some Colors are Bossy. Will You Listen to Them?

Some colors are just plain bossy. You might want to ignore them, but you can't. And you shouldn't.It is not that they are overly bold or colorful.  They are just in your face. Every Single Day.They are your fixed finishes. The things you rarely change unless you are doing some significant remodeling. They are your countertops, your floors, and architectural features such as stone or brick walls or fireplaces, or other predominant features. They are the things that Read more [...]