Through Beauty we are brought into the sacred. E.Kant
I LOVE beauty…just in case you weren’t sure.
I truly believes that beauty uplifts us and brings us great joy. Recently I found this BBC documentary by Robert Scruton on YouTube that speaks to why beauty matters in our lives. It is a must see documentary.
Robert talks about the lack of beauty in our world today, and how he believes that beauty is as important a value as truth and goodness. I of course agree. While he mainly speaks about beauty in the arts in the form of architecture, music, poetry and art itself, I would also add that I believe it is important to surround ourselves with beauty in our everyday life, especially in our homes.
As an interior designer, I believe it is important to help people bring beauty that is reflective of them, and to them, into their space, creating a home that enlivens them and speaks to their soul. This creates a comfort in which their spirit will ultimately thrive and they will feel more at peace within themselves.
I completely agree that beauty is one of those intangible elements, and that it speaks to us and makes us feel good. When we are in the midst of beauty it is generally difficult to maintain negativity. Beauty almost always makes us want to stop, slow down, and just to breathe it in. And, isn’t that how you’d like to feel at home?
When we bring little bits of beauty in a simple and natural form into our home, it becomes filled with grace and style. And therefore, I believe that beauty should always be an intrinsic part of our space, whether in our home or our work space.
In this show, Scruton describes beauty as an essential resource and that through beauty we shape the world as our home. It’s a thought provoking commentary on our world at large, and in my opinion, definitely translates into our world at home.
What do you think of beauty? How important do you think it is in your world? What do you do to bring more beauty into your home and your everyday world? Do you look for beauty in life?
I say, take the time to watch this. It is worth the hour.
It’s a little bit of beauty™ in and of itself. And, I’d love to know your thoughts on this subject of beauty! Please share…