I’m partnering with Macy’s to talk about HOME. And I’m SO excited because I’ve been wanting to get into this for a while AND Macy’s is having a massive sale that ends TOMORROW. So I hope your sweet heart finds inspiration in this post and that you gather some treasures from the sale to get started on your very own Safe Space.
Here goes. First, everyone is a stylist. That’s it in a nutshell. Everyone. When it comes to styling, whether it be a room in a house, an office, a shop, ANYthing...the most beautiful environments are created when the human that will be “living” in the space has intentionally chosen each element because it feels safe to them. By “safe”, I mean restful, inspiring, a retreat, a place that looks, smells and feels like a haven for self-care and freely making things.
Next, inspiration. I’ve gotten a lot of messages from people claiming to not have a creative bone in their body, who believe that the only way they’d be able to create something beautiful would be to copy someone else or hire someone to do it for them. There’s some validity to this, as not everyone is passionate about the same things, so someone with no interest in painting would naturally buy artwork rather than make it themselves, but I think we throw the baby out with the bath water when we say things like “I’m not creative”. If you’re drawn to certain colors and certain textures, or you enjoy specific scents or lots of natural light, or WHATEVER the details may be, something in you is basically saying "YES!! This feels good. More of this, please!" That's where your ability to create a safe space comes from. Follow those feelings and the elements that make you light up.
The difference between copying and being inspired is all in the motive. If you purchase the same vase and blanket as "Instagrammer A" in an effort to recreate their entire bedroom because “#lifegoals”, that’s copying. Copying leaves no room for YOU and your precious details! I guarantee there are differences between Instagrammer A’s Safe Space preferences and yours! But if you get that vase and that blanket because it adds to the room your heart wants to rest in, that’s being inspired.
We all deserve a safe space. My little rental house in Nashville has been filled up with all kinds of healing pieces. Stacks of cookbooks and layered rugs, textured pillows, candles, dried flowers, little things that give me joy everywhere I look. A lot of it was inspired by images I saw of someone else’s Safe Space, things I borrowed from their heart and added to mine. Other things I dreamed up and created myself! The point is that whatEVER you do, do it for YOU. Make a space you really feel safe in. A space you look forward to. A space where all the unique and stunning details of your heart have a home.
A lot of the pieces I’m using in my living room right now came from the Macy’s sale, so check that out ASAP before it ends! Here are the items I used for this cozy setup:
Don't forget to use the promo code "PRES" at checkout! <3
What do you guys think? Do you struggle to find confidence when it comes to creating a space you can rest in? I’d love to hear your hearts on this!