Episode 840

Published on:

14th Nov 2022

The People Who Know: Listening to Your Space, Part 1


Decorating, Designing, whatever term you want to use, the process can be really rewarding and it can sometimes be aggravating.  I’m Dan Hansen and this is a Minute at RepcoLite.

When it comes to our homes: we have ideas of where we think we want to go–images we’ve seen on Instagram, or in magazines, but we sometimes struggle to recapture those scenesin our own spaces. There are a number of reasons for that, but one of them is that we sometimes fail to listen to our space.

What I mean is this: Our homes tell us what they need through architectural elements that won’t change, woodwork that we may not paint, even down to the amount of natural light that normally enters the room on any given day. Those things are more or less static and we need to listen to them and adapt our choices to fit.

A friend of mine tried to turn a dining room with heavy, dark woodwork and little natural lighting into one of those all white spaces. And it just didn’t work. Only when she listened to the space and went with a darker green on the walls did the space come together beautifully. Listen to your space. It’s a big concept. We’ll talk about it a little more tomorrow. I’m Dan Hansen and that’s a Minute at RepcoLite.


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