Lumar Interiors’ Blog
I believe some people call it celebrating successes. I prefer to call it celebrating gratefulness. In this busy, success-driven world we tend to forget about all the things to be grateful for. We should definitely be grateful for our successes (big or small) but also for a lot of other good things that happen throughout the year. Sometimes the not-so-good things seem to stand out. So when I came across this idea I thought it was brilliant!
It’s a way of life.
I’m no expert on Parisian style. We were only there 10 days, but in my humble opinion Parisian chic prevailed wherever we went. It might have been in different flavours from one neighbourhood to another but it was always about lifestyle, not just what they are wearing. (though that wasn’t too shabby as you can imagine)
I wish it was like HGTV and it could all be done in one day.
The reality is it takes months to put together a room, let alone a few rooms. It starts with the planning: floor planning, furniture selections, colour selections, fabric selections, accessories and lighting, area rugs……this alone could take months.
There is something authentic and stylish about that.
Who doesn’t love a bargain? I don’t mean a bargain on junk but on good quality items. Decorators ‘get’ it; you’ll find lots of ‘bargains’ in my home right along side the $$$$ down-filled sofa. It usually isn’t just about the great price (although that really makes you feel like you’ve scored); its usually something that catches your eye in the first place. And you’ve got to seize the opportunity when faced with it or it will be gone before you know it. So, you say you haven’t got the trained eye to make those quick decisions. I say some practice helps but if you get things you love, it’ll always express YOU and you’ll find a place for it. That’s what makes it authentic. You’re not just going after the latest trends but reflecting what YOU like and what looks good in your mind.
There’s no place like home.
Don’t you find that even after a great vacation it feels so good to turn on to your street and approach your house? Whether you were on a wonderful European vacation or a short stay at a Caribbean resort, there’s nothing like opening up that front door. That’s because it’s more than just a building, it’s your home. And there’s no place like it.
After 21 years in the decorating business, why start a blog?
Malcolm Gladwell made famous the concept of needing 10,000 hours in a given field to be considered an expert. Well, I’ve done over 40,000 in interior decorating and combined with my business partner, Luisa, we’ve done over 80,000 hours. Not only have we been around the block a few times, we’ve hit many dead ends, and went down a few wrong alleys. We’ve learned a lot.