Summer’s Past…and so nearly has Fall!

It’s been so long since my last post…I can blame a hectic summer filled with a busy schedule and much travel…and learning all the way!  Fall is upon us with its beautiful colors, chilly mornings, and a return to routine, which is something I think we all crave after holiday time.

I am always looking for ways to improve my craft and business.  This summer was filled with a love of design and a love of learning.  I had the privilege to tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius property, Taliesin West.  Situated in the desert of Arizona, it is surrounded by the absolutely glorious colors and textures of the landscape and the never-ending sky.  It, by design, blends seamlessly into its surroundings.  The thought came to mind that, indeed, this man was a genius…

How thrilled I was to see the same architecture and design elements Frank Lloyd Wright created and used so long ago still being used today.  All through the landscape of Arizona, and even on our travels through Southern California, the use of his clean-lined, geometric was apparent…some were new buildings and homes, and others dating back a few decades.

The gardens and use of landscape to compliment and enhance the site of Taliesin just melded together with the home.  How lovely to have a tiny little courtyard garden right outside your bedroom, with a view of the horizon and sunset as the backdrop?

It’s the planning and design of your home and its surroundings that are crucial.  I loved that this home was built so long ago, and yet so much of it was still current and used  today.  Even its decor had me thinking of all the resurgence of up-cycled, vintage pieces that are so popular now.  Thoughts of that funky sideboard your mom has from the 50’s, the china cabinet begging to be re-purposed, and the happy feelings we get when something comes back in style for the second (or third) time!

Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes and buildings with a timeless brilliance.  Be sure to create brilliance in yours…

 Courtesy of Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Photo courtesy of The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

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