I grew up figure skating as a child. Both my parents sacrificed their early mornings to get me to the ice rink for lessons. My mom worked at the ticket booth on weekends so that I could take free public ice skating sessions.
She developed a group of women through her church called, “Friends of Linda Allen” to help fund my skating.
Lesson: It takes a village to raise a child.
I cherish our relationship. She continues to teach me how to take care of my skin and shares great tips on the best facial products with me. She now has a passion for baking!
I think I get my nostalgic edge from her because she taught me the importance of family and to appreciate family heirlooms. Her crystal vases and French Provincial style furniture are still high on her list of interior design preferences. She also loves birds and enjoys afternoon tea. Below are photos of her room in our home where I have incorporated the things that bring her joy in the design.
She began to instill in me an admiration for beautiful surroundings when she allowed me to select the window treatments and paint color for my bedroom. This was probably the inspiration for my interior design career.
Pictured below, she is instructing a baking class, wearing pearls! Always a lady!
Lesson: Allow who you are to shine in all you do
Thanks Mommy for influencing me to be the lady I am today.
And by the way, she is now mom to family and friends.
Design Emotion Materials Reaction
This is my blog on design philosophy. I realized that some people don’t even know why they select things.
But when we appreciate the process of what we do in our lives, we learn more about what makes us happy. The, we can apply those emotions to the environments we live in.
I found myself researching the deeper meaning of design. So, I decided to share my research. If you enjoy, please subscribe! I write periodically.