It has been tradition for home decorations expert and writer, Marni Jameson, to share all the advice and lessons she had learned in the past years with her faithful readers and subscribers. Whether it is decorating or even life lessons, Marni feels the need to share them so that her readers would not make the same mistakes that she did.
For many years, there was a restraining order for flash but last July, interior design flooded with gold beginning at fashion runways and leading all the way up to people’s houses. She told herself that gold wouldn’t go but she was proven wrong by Nikki Chu, an LA designer and friend who showed her images of bangles with every metallic shades. Since then, Marni has learned how to be fearless when it comes to mixing metals and how integrating it in your furniture or dress could become a masterpiece.
In August she had learned the value of gracious living and how it does not mean perfection but revolves around grace instead. She had learned this when her kids went home from college and made all kinds of messes. While in September, through a high fashion designer friend, she had learned the beauty of combining modern and traditional methods of design, getting the best of both worlds.
October was a historical lesson for her. When she had received a book called “The Furniture Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Identify, Restore and Care for Furniture,” by Christophe Pourny, she was able to equate the history of chairs with the history of men. She even remarked on how she had learned history better with furniture than with stories about bearded old men.
In November, Marni learned all about transitioning while visiting a friend of hers and probably the most important lesson she had learned so far, she learned in December. Marni experienced a deep emotional clinging towards furniture. She had trouble with letting go of the things that should be disposed of since their relevance to the household had ceased. With the help of hoarding experts, she was able to overcome this going as far as to relinquishing even the things that belong to her mother.
What is this valuable lesson she had learned? It is the value of continuing on and letting.