If you have the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) maybe you watched her recent two-part interview with Nate Burkus, The Things That Matter.
“I believe your home should tell the story of who you are. What you love most, collected and assembled in one space. All your objects, finds, hand-me-downs . . . spelling out who you are to the world. Fact is, there isn’t a single item in my own home that doesn’t have a story behind it. This book celebrates the philosophy that things do matter. They have to. They’re what we live with and touch every single day. They welcome us home at night and greet us each morning on our bedside table. They represent where we’ve been, who we’ve loved, and where we hope to go. They make us happy, and I can’t think of a more beautiful way to live than that.”
I was so grateful to hear him say that things matter and that we cherish things because of the memory they hold.
My husband, Jay, and I decided years ago to bring home a piece of art from every place that we visit. I could take you on a tour of our home and show you each painting, photograph, ceramic vase, lantern, stone – and tell you the story behind it. I believe things carry energy. I love having the sweet energy and memories of time spent with Jay all around my home.
All the artwork in my home matters to me. I cherish what we have from artists I love, found in places I love, with people I love.
Last week in LA we went shopping in the downtown Mexican Market. It was a joy-filled day spent with dear friends we adore. I came home and decorated my studio with my favorite things found in the market.
Color, beauty, love. It all matters.