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Ten things that I experienced as a child that have an ongoing effect on my aesthetic sensibilities:
1. Our family's early 70s Peugeot station wagon
2. Navy pea coats. I think all of my siblings took turns wearing those.
3. Fisherman knits + tartans.
4. stone walls of New England
5. 'The bob', or "page boy" haircut. I always seem to return to some version of it.
6. Picnics. I actually have a small collection of picnic imagery torn from magazines. Whether it's on the beach or in a park, is anything more classically romantic?
8. Mom's sartorial skills. Never much liked "homemade" clothes as a kid, but growing up with the notion that everything is customizable is certainly the foundation for my love of custom decor: window treatments, cushions, upholstery, table linens, etc. Looking forward to making and/or selecting all of those when our first floor is finished.
9. Dad's advice to clients about a pop of color or "feature item" in their space -- orange ottomans, a red wet bar, a marigold ceramic subway tile back splash -- each in respective client's homes.
10. State park cabins. Something about the rustic, sun-burned, camp-fire scented memory keeps making its way onto my ideal living environment wish list.
I could go on.
What visuals do you carry-over from childhood?