Cleaning day today. Sorting out things. Making my home nice and tidy.

It could have been one or two-hour project if…

…if only I could focus entirely on the cleaning objective. But I can’t. Not necessarily because cleaning is a routine activity, or because the sun is shining outside, but because more often than not, I get distracted. I start moving furniture and objects around, finding different places for things. The attention on the space brings new decoration ideas every single cleaning time. Even if it is only about a removal of a couple of books from the shelf or putting pillows in a different order, I HAVE to change something in my house.

The attention on the space brings new decoration ideas every single cleaning time.

Even if it is only about a removal of a couple of books from the shelf or arranging pillows in a different order, I HAVE to change something in my house. Sometimes this urge to improve my home settings comes also when I am sitting dow and reading or writing. The sudden glance up from my book or computer brings a call for action.

I am doing it right now actually, in this exact moment.

Looking at the big round lantern and something is not right…oh yes, it will look much better over there at the terrace window. So I am getting up and moving the lantern.

I had this tendency for “finding a perfect match” ever since I remember and whenever I moved into a new apartment or a house (and I moved around 20 times), interior design was always a top priority to me. So important that I would rather buy a sculpture while I needed a hoover.

I learned how to combine a few pieces of expensive design and furniture with the inexpensive ones and with flea market treasures and inexpensive artworks.

I got a recognition for having an eye for the cool and unique. Friends and relatives started asking for advice for their own homes. Autodidact in art and interior decoration, that’s what I am. Following the path of traditional education and degrees in information science and knowledge management and working with leadership and communication development many years, my creative side was neglected. That I changed drastically 6 years ago. And I am SO HAPPY for the change.

It all started with ART.

ART is the soul connection of a home and it is my connection to people who ask me to help them with their home decoration and styling. Either from the scratch or adding elements to the interiors in order to give the space a certain feel and personalised touch. My job really is to capture the personality and style of the residents and express it in their space.

I help to decide on a style or a theme, choosing furnishings, colours, textiles and textures of an interior, choosing lighting and the very important accessories. Small or bigger projects. Sometimes just brainstorming together over a cup of coffee. And I am not alone! I love working with some amazing interior designers who share my view on interiors on the bigger projects.

I do feel blessed today…even if it is a cleaning day…or maybe because of it? As cleaning for me includes living my passion out!

galerie OSCAR recommends:

When I was in Denmark recently, I fell in love with this lamp and this butterfly chair, two classics that would go so well with the more rustic interior I have at home. Contrasts create the needed dynamics in every home.

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