If I could be anything, it would be an interior designer. I mean, I don't even have to be an interior designer, I just want to learn from them, see the world as they do. I've always loved situating a room. Reading about Feng Shui as an eight year old and rearranging my room, thinking about not only how it looks, but how it feels, how it's lived in, was an experience that has resonated with me throughout the years. It brought me so much joy. I often rearrange my home. If you didn't know, I'm a perfectionist and am extremely particular, therefore deeply affected, by my environment.
I love finding someone's work that makes me want to start back at square one and rewalk my path with more intention. Intention is important to me. Discovering Buddhism (I'm not buddhist, but in high school got really into reading Buddhist philosophy and am very moved by it), and with it the art of mindfulness and intention, was a pivotal moment in my life. And bringing that into my home, into interiors, the spaces we spend so much time in, live our lives in, is important to me. Maybe that's why I love Feng Shui so much. I seek that harmony of people and places. That everything has a place, that we be mindful of where we set things, and that its positions effect our feelings, energy, and way we interact with the room.
I believe where one puts their keys says a lot about their character. Do you throw it on any table or surface when you get home, or do you have a specific place you put it?
And with all that said, I recently stumbled upon the work of Oliver Gustav Studio. My idea of the perfect balance of modern meets old world vibe. It has a sense of posh while still feeling grounded. An aesthetic of classic, old, worn, and lived in with splashes of avant garde. The Danish have such great taste in interiors. His work reminds me of a modern day, or maybe futuristic, Vilhelm Hammershøi. I want to apprentice under this guy. I want to learn his thought process. Mostly, I just want to sit in these rooms.
I wonder where Oliver Gustav keeps his keys when he gets home.