Choosing to Be Happy

In the 80s and 90s, there was little talk of how someone “felt” when they were buying things and doing stuff to their house. 

Everything was about the visual.  People spoke, and thought in singular, visionary words: stunning, gorgeous, elegant.

Then feelings entered the picture again….tentitively, at first. Words like warm, inviting and cozy were big, as were  simple and peaceful.

Life changed for most of us in 2001, and our homes became our base. They were our refuge, our buffer. They kept gritty reality at a distance, while we yearned for the imposible, to be safe and sane in a scary and uncertain world.

The past decade has had so many of us in holding patterns. Busy doing and coping, keeping up and maintaining. But still waiting.

Even during those wild 80s and rebounding 90s, my client base rarely included people whose focus was procuring.  People drawn to to work with me were people choosing to be happy. Planning to be happy, expecting to be happy. It’s what this Westchester County Decorator has always loved best of this business.  And it’s b-a-a-a-a-c-k!

Happiness is a choice. But it’s not as easy as it might sound. It’s a choice to accept, let go, and move past who and what held you. It’s daring to want better, and doing something to go after it. It’s actually pretty brave.

Everyday I see Westchester County homeowners who are choosing to be happy. I see their confidence in paint charts, their dreams that look like a floor plan, and their hope that shines in the way of finally cleaned out basements and pared-down closets. I love it!! Better, couldn’t be happier for them!