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Using Art to Personalize Your Space

“What kind of art should I put on my wall?” is a common question I get from clients.

Your home should be about YOU!  It’s your sanctuary where you feel protected, safe, comforted and relaxed.  So, the questions I like to ask is, “who are you? and where are you from?”

I have clients from all over the world including Japan, Korea, China, Australia, U.K., Bolivia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  We all have a special place in our hearts of our home town.  When I ask them about their home town, many of them smile and have so many stories to share.  You know that it means a lot to them.  So why not have an image of that special place in your home.

I am of Japanese ancestry, grew up in Tokyo and met my husband there too.  So, Japan is very dear to me.  In our home, we have a map of Japan.  It’s a very old map and shows some of the old names of towns.  This is meaningful to our family and it makes me feel good.

Here are some questions to help inspire what kind of images represent you and your family:

  • where are you from?
  • country?
  • city?
  • village?
  • Is there a landmark?
  • Maybe you went to college across the country and that city has a lot of meaning to you?
  • Where do you resonate with?
  • Is there a vacation or trip that changed your life?