Five years ago, if someone told me that I would be blogging about design, I would simply nod my head and utter a ‘Nay!!! No chance!’ But in the beginning of 2015, I did some research and decided ‘Why not?!’ So once I began setting it up I did even more research and read things that I agreed with and other not, making my willpower to express my views even stronger. And I assure you that it hasn’t been easy. As a matter of fact it was very discouraging trying to blog in a country that is in deep recession and most could care less about design.
But then again I do believe that great things don’t happen by chance. You must work hard to “earn” them. And I have spent countless hours to learn this new way of coming across. Surely I have learned much yet, it feels like I have only explored the tip of the iceberg. But I have to admit: I love blogging about design. It brightens my day! AND I love the possibility that the things I discuss are actually helping some of you…
Every day we are flooded with information, especially images from all social media. Some of these capture our attention for a split of a second, others for much longer. The way we “edit” and process this information usually results in a “trend-making” pattern. Even the images or colors we discard follow a pattern. Some of these patterns reflect ourselves, but others don’t, simply because they are a result of a “superficial” trend that just “runs” among us and wears off in due time. (And in case, you are interested in reading more about patterns in decorating and how to match them, just click on the links).
The interesting part about all this, is the actual interaction and editing process that leads to a better understanding of ourselves. As we grow, our editing process becomes more finely tuned. Some of us to a greater extent than others. And that is when our very personal signature style comes to life. Personally, I aspire to feel FREE…and freedom means to BE YOU (or te esse in Latin), even if that means swimming occasionally against the current!
As a designer and a strong believer in slow design, I praise a mix and match sensibility. Thus, my aim through this blog is to help you become better and more confident decorators, so that you show your homes some true love after your style, through a series of simple ‘how to‘ guides i.e. mix wood tones, choose the perfect mirror, style a bookcase like a pro, e.t.c.
So who’s Te Esse?
It’s: You and you and you and you…and I. It is this creative little web-space I created where I get to be me and share with you my insights, experience and knowledge I’ve gained over the years in my industry, along with an occasional noteworthy interview or house tour, filtered trend reports, travels and splashes of real home-made stories.
So thank you for reading this and I hope you stick around for more, xx