EUROPEANS KNOW HOW TO DECORATE,
Look it’s true. This may be harsh to hear. But it’s true.
I learned this concept when I began my career as an interior designer almost 20 years ago. I remember a conversation with my mentor about how us designers would not be in as high demand if we lived in Eurore because they’re more inclinded to be creative with their homes then Americans. Her time spent at her second house in France made all of these really clear.
The truth is unless you’ve lived in New York City (which in my opinion is the only true American city that fully embraces the importance of art, fashion, culture and design) or in one of the major European cities chances are you don’t have a fucking clue how to decorate or design your home.
And I think that’s why as Americans we look to and love European homes so much. But the truth is often when you see a stunning Parisian apartment chances are the owners were able to either do it themselves or had a really clear strong vision and a knowing of the importance of having an exquisite home. No matter what.
AMERICANS JUST SORT OF GIVE UP WITH THEIR EXCUSE, “well this isn’t the home of my dreams right now, so I’m just gonna give up.”
No no NO! This drives me wild. And not in a good way ;-)
Look the bottom line is that yall need help. And you need a lot of it. And let’s face it American culture does have “budget cuts” mentality when it comes to the arts.
BUT CREATIVITY DOES NOT DIE BECAUSE YOU HAVE A BUDGET.
As a matter of fact, creativity gets better when there are clear perameters. This seems to be something I have to shed light on constantly with my clients.
But you throw your hands up and say, “I can’t afford x, y, z!” There is always something that you “can’t afford” no matter how wealthy you become this feeling never stops.
GET USED TO THE FACT THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS WANT MORE.
But you’re letting that perfectionist thinking prevent you from having spaces that are full of life, fresh air, comfort, beauty and feels like a million bucks.
I’M HERE TO UPGRADE YA,
So you can either go live in Europe where you will gain impecable taste around all of the finest things in life. Or you can finally admit that you need to work with someone. Because you know it’s time to start living like the bad ass minimalist who knows you wants the most cool, epic, sexy, hot home of your dreams. And you want to start now. Not when you upgrade or when these other things come into your life.
You know that you need to start acting like the rich hot VIP elite boss babe you know you already are. And it’s time to start having a home that reflects that.
If you want to know more and come hang out with me in my free group, Bad Ass Minimalists, we will work together to answer your questions, get super inspired and create a home that you can’t wait to come home to everyday. If you’re 100% HELL YES ready to have a home you’ve dreamed of sign up for my Facebook group here.