Design begins within us. A human need to replenish, be reborn, and find joy in our surroundings . Nature is stunning in all her outfits. Including the woman’s form. When I saw these photos on my friend Veronika Miller of Modenus wall from MineHeart from her 3rd annual BlogTour London 2013 I was reminded that design supports our bodies, minds, growth and our need for beauty..
The human experience is expanded by design and we can plot the trends based on the collective consciousness of the moment. Whatever her shape or age, a woman holds sacred knowledge, triggered this year 2013 of transformation and the Divine Feminine.
Our time has come to rise up with passionate fire, hence all these rich, red and pink showing up in footstools, walls and on floors. The plush fullness of padded seats ignite our whalebone and soft underbelly. There is much celebration afoot.
Undressing memories and slipping into new beliefs, has many quoting the Dalai Lama’s words that the world would be save by western women. Well, if women are going to save the world they need physical support in a room of their own. Soft furs and feathers to cuddle in, flowers underfoot to walk on, and bold truth telling blues to temper the reds.
Feminine energy that is uncoiling within all of us. Ready of not, the lines of living rooms are shaping into slender and curvaceous pieces. There is a fairytale energy that has beauty as the Beast. You don’t have to be a woman to save the world, but you do have to sit down in a chair that sparks fire, comfort and cushions your bum. Sink into sinful softness, love who you are, express it freely in the richness of line- whirls, curls, trellis and texture. Those overblown roses and fantasy. Large paintings, lace and pearls. Herstory is shifting. Beneath the softness lurks the steel in bronze, gold and glass. Sharp, shiny and precise. Celebrate by bringing in a piece, whether on shapely legs, brightly colored or makes a statement about the new woman on the wall, raising her spirit and glass, drinking in life with vigor and vitality..
The world and design are collaborating to remind us of the power and magnificence of a daring and complete woman. Decorative details are in vogue, elaborate creations and flights of fancy. Lush fabrics, draping, and clear boundary of pelmets. Control and abandon, echoed in the mix of elaborate formal throwback with an added edge.
To save the world or your world, you must be tough enough to carry a sword and use it if necessary. Ride the rising tide and conquer fear and too many pillows. Fear not the hard edge or the urge to express you in all kinds of ways.
What do you think? Are you being drawn to the pinks and reds that spark love, lust and determination in your breast? Do the rooms draw you out in a sensual seduction and promise? Are you excited to express yourself in a room of your own or still on the fence?
Joie de Vivre,