Slowly but surely, we're turning the Beach Condo and the Mountain Cabin into art galleries. Visitors may not recognize this. But we're buying kitchen appliances that are works of art. We are hanging pictures on our walls reminding us of great moments from our wedding, honeymoon and vacation trips.
The idea is to come home to a gallery-like setting surrounded by items that inspire us and sing to our hearts. Sure, we can't afford to run out and buy Picassos or Van Goghs. But we can occasionally enlarge our own photos, which to us are much more meaningful, and when we do get the opportunity to add to our furniture or appliances, we can keep aesthetics in mind. We make our own environment, and over time our environment makes us. We might as well surround ourselves with beauty.