January 28, 2013

edges and angles

6 x 8, oil on canvas

Nate Berkus has authored a new book called "The Things That Matter". He offers exceptional advice on connecting our past with our present as we edit our surroundings. Never merely offering decorating advice; instead he asks his clients to consider what colors, shapes, objects hold personal meaning. Nate's inspiring words and beautiful photographs encourage us to surround ourselves with colors, shapes, textures and objects that feed our soul; because our homes "tell our story, lift us up, and anchor our lives"...

"The truth is, things matter.
They have to.
They are what we live with and touch each and every day.
The represent what we've seen,
 who we've loved, 
and where we hope to go next.
They remind us of the good times and the rough patches, 
and everything in between that's made us who we are."
Nate Berkus


Nancy Van Blaricom said...

I so agree with Nate. I've always mixed my household surroundings with old and new. Its who I am.

I love this pair painting. I particularly like the edges.

Tracey Mardon said...

Couldn't agree more, all the memories and good thoughts they hold. Beautiful painting, love the reflection!

Powell Lesley said...

Faye, Nate Berkus always has so much to say on more than the "mere" decorating level. He helps tell us why art is important. Enjoyed your post, and the pears painting is lovely. Lesley.