Sunday, December 26, 2010

When God Closes a Door….

The presents are opened, the recycling bin is full of wrapping paper, the Christmas dinner, which took hours to prepare, was eaten in minutes.  The wine bottles empty, the children all playing with their new games and the cats doing what they always do…. sleeping through it all.  The year is winding down and what a year it has been.  For my family, it has been one of major change.  Whether or not it will be a good one is yet to be seen, but we are all adjusting to our new roles, the new game, the new rules.  We are all going to bed unsure of the now, but hoping to wake up to a better future.

They say when God closes a door, he opens a window.  For many of us, it’s so hard to see that indeed that window is open.  All we see is that the door has been shut in our faces and we are left there, stunned, not knowing what to do next.

The point, I think, is to just keep moving.  Keep searching.  Keep looking for what you want in life.  And that… putting one foot in front of the next… is the secret to getting through life.  One step at a time.  One moment at a time.  One breath at a time.

In keeping with this blog’s theme….. Harmony and Home…. and in loving (and living in) peaceful serene homes, here is one that I’d like to share with you.

From Boston Magazine.  All photos by Eric Roth.  Interior Design by Gerald Pomeroy.

Sitting Room

A sitting room with built-in glass-fronted cabinets and complimentary artwork pull this room together in a beautiful way.


Hall Accents

Farrow & Ball wallpaper and simple artwork make this entryway seem casual, even though the furniture is formal.



This Gustavian case clock is perfectly showcased against the wall mural.


Dining Room

This beautiful antique Biedermeier wood table and Austrian chairs are from the same period, centered under a gilt lantern chandelier.


Master Bathroom

The beautiful cabinetry and mirror-on-mirror in this master bathroom create a very elegant atmosphere.


Master Bedroom

The master bedroom features a mirrored side table and custom headboard.



In the entry,  a sunburst mirror is positioned on an antiqued mirror and x-frame chairs standout amongst the multi-colored marble tile.


If I have just one aim,
And if that aim is to be myself,
Then I am bound to discover joy,
True joy, eternal joy.

If you can create harmony
In your own life,
This harmony will enter
Into the vast world.

The transformation of life
Begins with a soulful smile
Of the heart.

At the dawn of each day,
Let us make our hopes
And promises
As sincere and powerful
As possible.

~ Sri Chinmoy


Happy New Year Everyone!

Blessings of Good Health, Prosperity and Endless Love!



vicki archer said...

Happy New Year Becky...and may the old year vanish and the new year be a happy one....xv

Laura Casey Interiors said...

What a beautiful post, you couldn't have said it better! Happy New Year.

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVELY post!

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

What a wonderful post and images! I wish you a joyous, healthy and happy 2011. And may that new door open wide :-)


Laura@Developing Designs said...

Happy New WILL be a great year ahead, feel it, embrace it. It shall be fIlled with lots of harmony, love, light, peace, health, happiness, and so much more.... Sometimes when something happens that is life altering at the moment it seems foggy, a bit confusing...but at some point it all works out...answers come to light....light flickers in and reveals the true reason why things really do happen for a reason. You'll see. Have faith....keep hope.

All of the images in this post are true to what you represent...harmony and home.

Don't give up the dream.

Kathysue said...

Becky this home is gorgeous and beautiful. I think you hit the nail on the head about being happy within. No matter what happens on the outside we have to have true joy inside to sometimes endure the impossible. I am wishing you Joy in the new Year!!! Kathysue

Simple Dwellings said...

I love the tone on tone look of the mirrors in the master bath. The sunburst mirror in the entryway is a showstopper.
Happy New Year, with great things to come!

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