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Manic Monday Musings

Hello. It is Saturday morning and I am wondering whether I should be writing a post to share beautiful home decor images given what is going on in the world? I do not want this to be perceived as political because I certainly am not writing it from that perspective. As I am sure you are, I am feeling confused, angry, worried, shocked, and far too helpless. For thousands of years the ultimate request from God and/or ethics has been to love our neighbor. And we are ALL neighbors. The more advanced technology becomes the more obvious this is. The Covid-19 pandemic has made it quite obvious too. Sickness and supply chain issues do not discriminate based on location and status. People do though. Why?

When the pandemic was sweeping through the world and we ALL sat at home feeling frightened and isolated, there were glimmers of hope in what we could ALL achieve together. The environment gave an indication of what could be with less cars on the road, less consumption, and less production. We ALL cheered for our healthcare workers and the recoveries of the sick. We ALL mourned the loss of our own and other's loved ones across the globe. We were ALL in it together until we weren't.

What is happening in Ukraine is not an isolated, far away event, it is an attack on our neighbors. It is a threat to peace in the world, as any unprovoked attack on a fellow man is anywhere in the world, and sadly there are countless unprovoked attacks everywhere, everyday in the world, including in our own hometowns. We should ALL be entitled to live a life in peace and having a peaceful life begins with loving our neighbors and accepting our neighbors despite our differences. No man, regardless of his "position" in society, should have the right to take peace from another.

I pray for peace in Ukraine. I pray for peace in the world. I pray that we ALL love our neighbors. I pray that the world stands together for peace and that we are ALL able to achieve it together. We do not ALL have to be the same, look the same, think the same (how boring would that be?), we ALL need to want peace though. I have much to be grateful for, I know, and I do not want to lose sight of that nor do I want to take it for granted. I want us ALL to be grateful for our lives. We All deserve this. "Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me".

Here is a link to resources from NPR to help the people of Ukraine.

In the spirit of hope - hope for peace, hope that I can grow my business helping people design a home that is filled with love and peace, and hope for ALL of our futures, I did put together a small curation of regularly scheduled Manic Monday programming as well :). There is much beauty in the world to be appreciated and shared and for now that still feels right and necessary.

I love the monochromatic walls made up of navy grasscloth wallpaper and navy painted woodwork. Stunning.

I love the rug in this office, the opposite of a peaked roofline, and the window shutters. I would be happy working in here!

I love the lines of this sofa.

A prequel to the next Vignettes of the Month! Very attractive floating cabinet, artwork, and accessories mix.

I love the way the two picture lights look hanging above this collection of artwork.

My rattan/wicker/woven furniture loving self is head over heels for this piece of furniture.

EMCI, photo source

I love the simplicity of this plaster range hood, as well as the entire white kitchen overall.

Laundry room goals!

The linens on this bed are so pretty.

I love the all window desk alcove in this first floor bedroom. The view makes the room feel one with the outdoors.

I will be back tomorrow with an Inspiration for my Renovation post. Another thing that I am quite hopeful for even though my perspective on its importance has shifted a bit over the past week. I will see you then.

Thank you for being here today,





Hi, I’m Kerry, a true lover of all things home design.  Thank you for stopping by to check in on the journey.  Please feel free to reach out to me, I love to talk design!

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