Is almost as good as seeing stars. Who doesn’t love going starry eyed for some mouth watering man. Design shouldn’t be too buttoned up.
When I flip through the pages of a magazine, I am both in awe of the beautiful spaces people create, and sometimes made to feel a little sad for them. They look so serious, beyond perfection, unlivable, unlaughable (as an artist I am taking license here with my made-up word…it just feels right) spaces where silence abounds and no cocktails are permitted. Quelle Domage and no way. Certainly not a place that I would want to pass the time.
Dots, spots, and polkas bring a little happy, and infuse a little realism. Perfect doesn’t exist except in photo shoots. To strive for it is surely to ask to be disappointed. Whimsy can be hidden on a high shelf of your built-in, begging a guest to discover what other delights you have hidden beneath the surface – many – just as an FYI, and to bring a smile to their face as pleasant surprise dawns.
Happy can burst forth in the form of a wall covering that demands your attention, pulling a purr from your pretty lips at the perfection of those polka d’s. It may be scattered about – a dotted umbrella stand, a confetti scattered table, a freckled surface splashed across a porcelain vase. You’re the boss of you, so you should do what you do, in your own way. A china frog, a furry barking dog, I digress, and I think you get the point (which is another dot) don’t forget that people and places that have a little kid at heart, are among the most frequented, and desired of acquaintances.
Even dots can be high brow if that’s your preference, as I have shown here. Kate Spade had practically built an empire on polk dots, showing us all how to have both a perfectly appointed home, and one that just invites a good time. So dot your i’s and cross your t’s if you must, but don’t hesitate to roll out those spots.