Monday is our day to ramp it up and renew an element of living. We recommend this practice for individuals, couples, and families as well as organizations. This practice serves who we are and what we do.
This week our conversation is about . . . designing our space with innovation . . . so it betters serves what’s ours to do.
We both agree a clutter-free space inspires creativity, sharing the belief, “Less is more.”
Joshua updates the look of his space at home and work with technology. He does not like extra things in his way. I can’t count the times I’ve walked into the studio to find the set completely re-designed because of an innovative idea he had. There are times the set has brand-new equipment but most the time he’s renovated something old to serve him in a better way.
By the way . . . I interviewed Joshua a few weeks ago about technology in the home. You can read the article and listen to our conversation at the table under TableThink 006: Home Technology.
Anyway . . . One of his new projects is working on a new-to-him mixing panel. It’s huge, so, he redesigned a corner of the studio to hold it for now. It’s on the schedule to be moved in the near future.
While I appreciate technology, I’m always thinking how the design of a room impacts anyone who enters my living and work spaces. I like to design on a dime, mixing practical elements with items which hold meaning as well as esthetic value. I repurpose almost anything to make a room inviting.
I admit spray paint is my friend. I can’t count how many old hand-me-downs or special buys from decades ago continue to serve us well with a fresh new look because of spray paint. I also love to use “chalk” paint to make furniture look new.
I received three chairs from a neighborhood family. They were going to take them to the dump because they look dump-worthy. I guarantee they won’t recognize them after we put new fabric on the seat cushions and paint them.
The thing is . . . we are called to manage . . . what we’ve received. Innovation is key in our management of our space and all that is in it to serve our best. There’s no need to keep anything which does not serve who we are and what we do. Taking time to purge is smart management, reducing the stress of chaos and clutter, making the space more efficient as well as welcoming.
The thing is . . . when we see living and working space as a sacred gift . . . then we manage it with gratefulness.
Make it a great Monday!
There’s always more on Monday–Joshua and Kerrie
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