This is Tania Ahlfeldt and we’re talking creativity.
Have you surrounded yourself with the things you love?
This question got me thinking about decor magazines.
At every turn of the page I feel as though I step into someone’s head space and at times their heart space
where their personality, quirks and humor lie before me on the page.
The homes that I admit turn my stomach are those where money seems to flow out of the door and the personality of the owner is nowhere to be seen.
It’s as if some faceless person has had a hand in the positioning of every chair,
Oh my heart soars and at times I want to laugh out loud at the beauty of a world
where tongue in cheek is very much allowed in the way we decorate.
SA artist Willie Bester has the shell of a Mini motor car suspended from the
ceiling of his lounge.
His audacity at doing that!
His complete freedom to create a home that shouts, “This is me and this is what I like!” resounds inside me.
So often we are tied down by money and the thought that we need the big,
I feel a thrill at sitting at the simply set, beautiful, old wooden table of a friend, and using napkins embroidered by her grandmother.
Ancient family photographs, a comfy cushion, lit candles all speak of what we love.
I had a friend who would put bunches of green, green grass into vases because she saw the beauty in a single blade.
What we surround ourselves with says much about who we are.
Our homes need to be more than merely functional.
We need to be more than functional.
This is Tania Ahlfeldt and my question is this; beyond the people you care for, what do you love to have around you?