HAPPY NEW YEAR!
And how is everyone feeling? Recovered? Ready to foreswear the booze, the sugar, the carbs and the bread for ever more? Or, gearing up for a little snifter later as it’s still the holidays for another day or two? I know which camp I fall into…
Also I never make new year’s resolutions but if I did it would be simply this: Everything in Moderation. I’m basically halfway there already. I do everything it’s just moderation I struggle with. Still new year, new you and all that.
Or not. Grey paint isn’t going anywhere and if you read my interiors trends post the other day, you will see that in fact dark grey makes a brilliant backdrop for all of them – in short – jewel tones, metallics, pastels and luxe. So, we’ll just carry on right as we were.
Only this time we’ll call it timeless classics. Or something similar. Anyway, these rooms will speak for themselves, I want to ask you something. For those of you who subscribe ( and if you don’t then hey – consider it!) I’m thinking of changing the standard email notification you get to something a little more newslettery. Would you like that?
Do you like getting five emails a week or do you bunch them up into one weekly set – a bit like a magazine? And, while we’re on the subject – are there things you would like to see more of? Or particular subjects you would like covered?
I often find that the downtime between Christmas and New Year is when a lot of productive thinking gets done ( I won’t hear a word against that lunchtime sherry…) and this year I thought perhaps I should involve all of you in some of the decisions.
It is, after all, your blog so it stands to reason it should cover things that you want to know about. I have some ideas that I am going to roll out over the next few weeks and months and the aesthetic won’t change, but I thought it was time to ask your opinions.
There are, after all, quite a lot of you which means a) you won’t all be happy and b) you won’t all agree, but as the blog is about to be five years old, it seemed like a good idea for us all to sit around and have a think about what we like.
So, if you have a moment or two to spare and you want to add your comments then by all means drop in below and let’s see what comes back. Be nice though or I may have to have a second sherry and that would blow the moderation thing right out of the water and it’s only the second day.
And, in the meantime, 2017 let’s do this. In a happy, positive and, above all, kind way. After last year, perhaps the other word of the moment should be kindness. I’ll see you all tomorrow when you can read my exclusive interview with the presenters of The Great Interior Design Challenge. It’s BACK people. Tomorrow night… get ready. Later in the week it’s my monthly ten best – this time we’re look at desk lamps and then time for our Friday fantasy househunting. I’ll see you there XK