Let’s face it, it everyone loves a good theme when it comes to interior design. We all have friends and colleagues with varying tastes and collections, and it’s a good thing that we all don't agree on the same theme or decor, because that would make for a pretty dull world. However, what I would like to say is to give someone else's theme a fair chance - even if it isn't your taste or style.
On a recent trip to Southern California for college visits with my youngest daughter Charlotte, we had the great opportunity to visit some very dear friends at their home in Irvine, California. So let’s talk themes here. My friend Tammy is in LOVE with everything that involves the ocean, the beach and the color teal/turquoise. While some may find it extreme, I have to say that it puts a skip in my step every time I step foot into her home - and my wife and daughter tend to agree with me.
We’re talking seashells to mermaid artwork, wall colors, and a custom forged gate that her husband John handcrafted with fish on it; the theme never ends from room to room. The bottom line is that this brings so much joy and happiness to her life and home. What kind of design is better than that?! The lesson here is to surround yourself with what makes you happy. So when you’re in a design dilemma, try taking a second look at a theme you might not have imagined, as it may just spark your interest and bring a little smirk to your face.
"After five years in the making, Tammy’s first book titled "Pink Lemonade" was released this month. It's such an amazing recount of her journey surviving breast cancer. Tammy’s book had my family crying, laughing and truly engulfed by her story. This is not just a book for women or those affected by cancer, but for anyone who could use an uplifting, easy read that is not only educating but pretty darn funny too. She really does know how to turn lemons into lemonade!"