Sitting here wrapped up in front of a roaring fire, surrounded by glowing candles while the rain comes down outside I can't help but be reminded of how much I love seasons. Yes, I know, I know...being a Bay Area California girl I can't really say I know extreme seasons (like blistering sun to icey cold snow). But I do know that I love the change in the air and what that brings us no matter where we live...a change of scenery and color which ultimately bring with it inspiration. And that's what it's all about people! That inspiration that we can translate into our space and build a whole new look from and at the very least, add a little pop to the look we have.
The inspiration I'm super excited about this season comes from that glisten of the rain and snow. It's that little sparkle that glimmers when the light hits just a certain way. I mean what girl doesn't like a little shimmer and shine in her life whether it's in the accessories she wears or the ones she puts in her house. For my space this winter season, I'm channeling the inspiration of glimmer and glamour thru hints of earthy sparkle, the twinkle of aged glass and the glitter of shimmering artwork.
I am all about sparkly gem stones right now like amethyst, pyrite and angel quartz. I'm loving the look of these stones, how no two are exactly alike, how they shine when the light hits them, how they connect us with the earth, bringing nature into our homes and especially how they bring calm energy to our spaces. Lord knows, we all could use some calming!!! What more could you ask for in a beautiful decorative element??!!! Enough said!
Another way I love to add a little shimmer in my space is with mercury glass votive holders. The candle glow dances thru the rubbed/aged glass and adds just that perfect twinkle to any space. And like we already know, candles calm and soothe us so the benefits are double-y good!
And I'm super excited about one of the latest trends in art...glitter paintings. Some of my favorites are abstract pieces from Beverly Fuller showing subdued hues of blues, greens, golds, silvers and creams highlighted by specs of glitter. I would swear she's inspired by the seasons as her artwork reminds me of ethereal landscapes. Such a great way to get some year round sparkle in your space in a more engaging and unexpected way.
So what have we learned??? Be inspired by the season which, lucky for us right now, happens to be the glisten and glow of winter. However you choose to let your inner shimmer shine, just do it! Don't be intimidated or think you can't add a little sparkle in your space. I'm here to tell you that every space no matter what your aesthetic, can use a pop of happy. Just embrace it and let your inner glimmer flag fly!