Joyful Design

I just bought a book, Joyful, by an amazing woman and designer named Ingrid Fetell Lee. Her philosophy (the aesthetics of joy and the intersection of design and delight) are quite inspiring. Her book is about “the surprising power of ordinary things to create extraordinary happiness”. Isn’t that awesome? It’s not only about how to put joy into design, it’s about spotting joy on a daily basis. Yes, yes, YES!

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Ingrid Fetell Lee

Our ancestors realized that color was necessary for survival. Being able to differentiate safe food from poisonous, it was a survival tool. Now we associate joy with color because it is associated with life, somewhere deep in our soul we know color keeps us alive and healthy! Isn’t that cool?

My passion for my work comes from creating joy in homes across South Florida (and someday across the country!). It comes from a real place, my childhood home was less than joyful, so a deep need to create pure spaces of happiness is what drives me as a professional. And it is what drives my philosophy on life and business.

Finding joy in my work is often about color, but sometimes it’s about serenity. Below are some spaces I designed that give me great joy!

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn

Interior Design by Krista Watterworth Alterman, Photo by Jessica Glynn.

 

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