New Year’s Eve is a time for looking back on the past and forward on the coming year. It is at this time that many of us are making promises to ourselves to start or stop doing something that will benefit us throughout the year. As an interior designer, I strive to surround myself with as much artistic inspiration as possible and this is reflected in my new years resolutions. Here are three simple and inspiring resolutions that are sure to keep you excited, refreshed, and motivated in 2014 – without having to do anything too bold or dramatic.
Visit a New Museum or Gallery Each Month
Museums and art galleries are some of the most inspirational landmarks to explore. In order to keep the creative juices flowing, this year I am going to visit at least one new exhibition or gallery each month. Living in Los Angeles and New York, this should be an easy one! There are so many new galleries popping up and the museum exhibitions are constantly changing, ranging from primitive artworks to the fine works of Monet or Le Corbusier. There is always a new and exciting show to catch my eye and keep my creative blood moving!
Create a Fresh Bouquet
Arrangement Each Week
For those of you that know me and follow my blog, you know that I absolutely LOVE having fresh flowers in my home. Nothing is more inviting than an entryway filled with blooms straight out of the garden. By simply adding a fresh arrangement to your foyer or dining room table each week, you will bring in new life and the inspiration of Mother Nature into your home. If you do not have a year round garden then visit your favorite florist each week and work together to create something magical!
Take Time to Sketch or Write Each Day
This is possibly the easiest and cheapest way to keep your mind stress free and flowing with creative ideas. Keeping a daily journal of my thoughts and inspirations is a wonderful outlet to keep track of, and expand on, the thousands of ideas that are constantly turning in my head. This is a tool that I have used during my entire career in interior design, constantly sketching and writing in one of my many journals. You’ll never find me without a pen or pencil in hand!
Make a promise to yourself to be inspired this year. Travel to new museums, keep your home fresh with brilliant bouquets, and pick up your pencil and release that built up tension! I hope these few inspiring resolutions will help encourage you to remember that creative stimulation is all around us, you just have to get out there and find it!