Once home, however, instead of further research into all of the new ideas and directions that I now had on my “to do” list, I could not shake the overwhelming compulsion to dwell on what made the world look and feel better. With all of the new information that was shared with me I could not veer off my course to affect the world in a positive way visually.
Architects and Interior Designers are in the business of affecting the physical plane of our world by producing a scape that can be seen and touched – lived in and on. Integral to its success is the layering of texture, tones, and the reflection and refraction of shades of light and dark; depth and scale of shape in measured doses to elicit a calculated response. I would like to touch on the value and importance of beauty.
Neuro-associative conditioning applied to our discipline would claim that to gaze on beauty can improve our health and well being by directly addressing our own internal natures. Our sensual experiences have a physiological response by stilling our minds, calming our hearts and relieving stresses.
Great beauty has the power to relax and center our energy and emotions. Lowering our internal pressures free us to see more clearly and calmly. It is always a goal to create a meditative space that is restorative in nature, a space that you feel better in and are compelled to linger through.
All the images included are of second homes that McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier and McAlpine Tankersley have worked on. These are houses that purposefully were designed and appointed with the idea that a place thoughtfully addressed adds to the quality of the lives being lived there. Beauty can be a retreat for healing. Luxury is a tonic for the soul and we strive to create this elixir in all of our work. It is my heartfelt wish and goal to touch on our sensual natures. I am devoted wholly to its pursuit.
I hope you all see this as I do,
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