October 4, 2011

Inspiration: A Mindful Home

…’to live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich…
— an excerpt from William Henry Channing’s symphony  (via operation simplicity)

Lately, I've been on a home "mixing things up" kick. You can think of it as home improvement, without all the saw dust, tools and physical labor, but still encompassing the idea of improving the environment we live in by better utilizing our space, changing some decorative aspects and organizing. I've realized how much the state of our home affects my mindset and my outlook on life; the home truly is a reflection of your state of mind and mine has needed some major improvements over the past few months. Nothing drastic of course, but pushing myself to make the extra effort to put my bowl in the dishwasher instead of leaving it out or making our bed each and every morning, I realized I come home feeling better about things in general. Aesthetically speaking, I've needed to change things up too, but in small, subtle and inexpensive ways: new art on the walls, new pillows on the couch, etc; small aspects that can make a big impact in a room. I've been supremely inspired by Joslyn and her two blogs, Operation Simplicity and Simple Lovely, in her quest for living a simple, well curated life. I found this gem through her blog and have these tips written up in my home as a gentle reminder to take the time and make the effort to create a mindful home. 

 Karen Maezen Miller's  via Simple Lovely

1 comment:

  1. i love this, susannah! and really needed to see it today :)



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