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One of my daughter Ellison’s personal mottoes is “Expect the Unexpected!” It’s a command that she delivers on a regular basis with dramatic pauses and hand gestures for maximum impact. (I mean…she is clearly my offspring!)
But what’s so funny to me is that this little gem of hers really sticks with me when I’m thinking about design. Now that I’m in inspiration overdrive and my wheels are turning about what I envision for my new home, it occurs to me frequently that what delights the eye most is when a design choice is totally unexpected but somehow still makes perfect sense: those “why didn’t I think of that?!” moments.
And now that it’s Fall and we are all getting used to the idea that the holidays really are just around the corner, it’s time to think about how we can keep the spirit of the season alive by knocking the dust off the traditional and re-energizing ourselves with a touch of something….UNEXPECTED!
That’s what I talked about yesterday on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas. You can see the video by clicking HERE.
And for other ideas that I’ve shared about how to freshen-up your holiday decor and holiday parties, check out these links from around the web:
So, now’s not the time for you to dig in your heels and ignore the fact that the holidays are upon us. But it IS the time to get creative and start thinking about how you can infuse your own celebrations with the energy of the unexpected this year!