THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
As we gear up for a busy holiday season and new year, we can’t help but reflect on 2018 and express our gratitude for the clients, colleagues, and friends who have made this year one to remember. Along with all the amazing projects we've been a part of, we successfully transformed our company and rebranded as Jennifer Garner Interiors, Austin Monthly Home & Design featured one of our projects in their 2019 Resource Guide, and we were recently recognized at the ASID Design Excellence Awards along with some of Austin's finest! We are humbled and honored to be a part of this ever-changing Austin home design market and, in the spirit of the season, want to say thank you!
BRINGING IT HOME
As interior designers, we have to bring it all back to the one place that makes us the happiest - the Home. A huge part of most lives, a Home should be filled with things you love and people who make you smile. Your Home should support you not only physically, but also emotionally - providing a feeling of comfort and joy every day. As Thanksgiving approaches, we thought it fitting to bring a few ideas to the table of how to evoke more gratitude to your home.
~ Jar of Hearts ~
This first idea comes from our sweet friends at Objets, LTD. Place a beautiful vase like this one, or a vintage jar on your table with some notecards nearby - throughout the week have everyone write down thoughts about what they're thankful for and toss them in the jar. On Thursday, take turns pulling the cards and reading them aloud. Continue the habit year round for a little joy every week!
~ Share the Love ~
There's no better way to spread thankfulness than by hosting a few friends and family in your home. The best part: it's the perfect occasion to pull out your finest serving ware like this adorable collection from one of our Austin favorites, Settle Ceramics. Whether you keep it casual or make it an affair to remember, your time and attention is the best way to show someone you're grateful for them.
~ Treat Your Senses ~
Of all our senses, smell is one of the strongest when it comes to stirring emotional reactions. Find a candle or scent that fills your soul and focus on your gratitude whenever you light it. That's all there is to it! Some of our favorite scents comes from Phlur - a local company focused on amazing personal and home scents, handcrafted with integrity so you can breathe deeply and enjoy.
In the wise words of Mother Theresa, "Love begins at home." Make yours a place of comfort and joy this season!