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As a psychotherapist, I am a professional student of mood.
Our mood is transient, based on feelings we have at the time,
which in and of themselves are a complex stew
of varied, and sometimes conflicting, ingredients.
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just like my favorite people!
It is a space where happiness abounds and comfort rules,
a place where it's okay to put up your feet,
sip on a cocktail, and share your funniest stories.
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As you can see, my tastes in decor are as varied as my mood states,
(and this is not to say that varying mood states necessarily equate with pathology).
We all have times where solitude is required, along with times where
we need to be around others.
The challenge in decorating a cohesive house is in accommodating those
divergent needs, in balancing private spaces with public ones,
all in a style that reflects who we really are
and the mood we hope to foster when we walk through the front door.
I invite you to consider the impact of mood on your spaces and
the way your spaces influence you feeling states.
Changing any element in a room, from the way it is lit to the color scheme
will affect the way it makes you feel.
Playing around with these elements is half the fun of decorating afterall!
Until next time...