Designing with S.O.U.L. - Secrets of Unlimited Living - by gayla
It is said that people who focus on creative projects have less time for chaos and drama. I've been a student and teacher in the field of human behaviour for a very long time and I can promise you one thing for sure, what you focus on, you will create. It's kind of like magic, or disaster, depending on your focus.
Vision Board Create something magical. It all starts will a simple VISION BOARD. Every designer starts with a vision, takes a board and starts building the concept. Magazine clippings and Pinterest can get you started. Ask local furniture stores and tiling places if they have off-cuts you might be able to use. Include colour, texture, images you feel drawn to. Regardless of whether you're actually designing a room or you just want to indulge your inner child who used to know exactly how to create what he/she wanted, play! It's just good for the soul. -
Written by Author & Designer, Gayla Maxwell
I'm thrilled to welcome you to this place where we can share our ideas, laughter and creative inspiration. From decorating tips and before & after photos to all things which inspire, this is the place we'll play together.
Each month, along with my own tips and Designing with S.O.U.L. - Secrets of Unlimited Living articles, we will be inviting our interior designers to offer you some of the most practical tips and secrets.
We also want to hear from you! Being invited into people's homes for a living, we meet some of the most inspirational men and women who often have no idea just how creative they actually are!
If I told you creativity is not only common, it is absolutely natural; would you believe me?
And if I said YOU are just as naturally creative as the artist who paints and the musician who writes the songs we all bop along to; would you argue?
Based on 20 years working with women and men helping them to fully access their natural talents and full potential, my guess is... most people won't believe me.
What I know is this; if you don't believe you have natural creative gifts, it is because you've not given yourself full permission to take the time to find out just how gifted you naturally are.
This is a space to join in our creativity. Share! Connect. Loosen up! Play like children. Get out of judgement and into some lighthearted creativity!
No room for agonising perfection in this virtual space! There are some very basic principals and elements of good design and we will share these with you here. Knowing how to use them allows you to know when it's better to break the rules! :)
This is a space that provides opportunity to practice and share the outcomes if you so choose.
"Self-doubt is the worst use of your imagination. Creativity is the best."