“To Do A Dull Thing With Style-Now That’s What I call Art.” Bukowski

 

Stumbled upon a lovely author and fellow blogger CEEENDY who mentioned some quotes worth reposting in my opinion along with the amazing illustration of the vintage Succession Of Life map I posted. The quotes are below. Enjoy.

Don’t aim to achieve happiness. Achieve happily.

Adopt and adapt habits that will grow and challenge you.
Goals are a setup, motivation is limited, passion unstable. “Following your genuine intellectual curiosity is a better foundation for a career than following whatever is making money right now.” -Naval Ravikant

Make the unfamiliar familiar, and vice versa.

Create what you want to exist in the world. Embed it with the core of who you really are. “New challenges are old dragons we’ve already slain.” -neuroscientist Crystal Dilworth

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Anything Goes …

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Anything goes when it comes to doing what you love in your home remodeling and decorating those days. The rule is there are no rules. As a third generation Contractor, I’ve been around long enough (that does not mean I’m old because I am VERY YOUNG) I have seen the remodeling and design world evolve. It used to be that there were only a limited amount of countertops to use and “DIY” was just someone’s initials. And nobody would even think of exposing plumbing like I did under this DIY master vanity in this photo. That would be outrageous!

Back when I was growing up and learning my trade, if your taste was traditional, then that’s what it was. You didn’t mix traditional with contemporary or have styles like boho-modern or these little things called hashtags which I originally called “the pound symbol” (when they first came out until my kids corrected me). I am totally sounding like an adult right now aren’t I? W O W. Weird.

Anyway. The point is, remodel and style your home with what you love. You don’t have to “classify” your taste or stick to one style. Just being surrounded by what feels good. Actually, that rule would apply in life in general right? Happy home styling! Go be you!