Happy New Year! As I look ahead to the new I like to reflect on the nostalgia of the past. I love to mix the past with the future to bring meaning to design.
When I was in my teens back in ’75 I inherited a sofa from my grandmother. Just prior to her passing away she told me she was giving me her couch and to make sure everyone knew it. What a treasure! That sofa was fairly contemporary for its day as the lines were very modern (not the typical ball and claw of its era). It was originally upholstered in mohair when my great-grandma owned it and then my grandmother had it recovered in leather. Once in my possession, to honor their past, I used both mohair and leather. I added the big silver buttons to modernize and freshen it up. I used leather on the seats as they get more wear and tear and mohair on the back for comfort. Don’t we all appreciate design a bit more if it has not only aesthetic appeal but meaning? So my challenge for you in the New Year is to find or create meaning in your home. I hope to give you bits of inspiration throughout the year!
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