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How a well-designed living space creates strong, lasting memories

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Home Is Where The Rug Is: How does a well-designed living space create strong, lasting meMOries for the Holidays and beyond?

The ancient Greeks were fascinated by the goddess Hestia, the divinity of domestic life, family life, and the home. Hestia also means home, the warm and welcoming center of the home, where All members of the family come together.

Today, work obligations, schoolwork, and increasing time spent in front of screens of All kinds—phones, tablets, TVs, and gaming MOnitors—make it much MOre difficult for families to gather around any type of home (the Kitchen table for Sunday brunch, or the Dining Room table for weekday dinners). Everyone is too busy to connect properly – there’s never enough time for proper conversation, and eye contact seems like the ultimate luxury to lavish on loved ones.Childrenthey hide in their Bedrooms in front of iPads and iPhones, parents watch the news and the stock market on huge monitors, then eagerly seek some peace and quiet on Netflix before bed and then, the day is complete.

How a Well-Designed Living Space Creates Strong Lasting Memories by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

My earliest childhood memories center on aantique turkish rugmy parents had bought in the 70s. I remember ourroomwith your carefully selectedmid-centuryBauhaus furniture and tea sets, some art objectsbought at auctionand the usual frames upon frames of family photos. The atmosphere was almost austere, the room had an air of seriousness. He had to be careful when navigating this room that was filled with such designer artifacts. (I was often reminded not to bring food, drink, or writing instruments into the room!).

Large Antique Turkish Oushak Rug by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs

Large Antique Turkish Oushak Rug

I’m sure I learned to crawl and later to walk on thisantique turkish rug; at least there are many photos of me trying these activities. I played on it when all the adults were having cocktails around me. There are pictures of me as a baby, and later as a little boy, looking happy and fascinated by the patterns and colors, by the tangible aspects of their weaving. Years later, I would be calling my best friend on the landline for hours, stretching it out, or spending time reading lots of books about this beloved possession. The antique rug had become part of my childhood, my adolescence, my education in general. It was part of our collective history as a family. I associated family gatherings, happy and challenging moments, laughter and tears, anxious moments, and relaxing nights. For me, this was the home of the house, the heart of our home. It gave me a sense of security, a sense of peace and tranquility. Years later, after leaving my parents’ home, I would think of the rug and the room it had decorated, and immediately a sense of security and optimism would come over me. The rug was intricately connected to my previous selves, to my own history. Visiting the house now as an adult, I feel the same nostalgic happiness for that time.

How is it possible that a simple and tangible possession that we use todecorate an interior spacecan evoke such powerful emotions? We spend much of our lives indoors, at home or at the office. It is essential that our spaces reflect our personality and taste. Elevating our environment makes us feel and perform better. In my case, theantique rugfrom my childhood, had become a symbol of family harmony. It had become associated with holidays, fun festivities, cozy evenings with friends and family in the comfort, warmth, and safety of what we then called home. With the holiday season just around the corner, we can all make new memories and treasure the past by spending valuable time with all our loved ones in a great space that is welcoming and pleasurable to all the senses. An exquisite rug will bring the room to life in a unique way. Aesthetic beauty and good company are a great combination. And it goes without saying that we will surely enjoy these new memories and our rug for many years to come.

Posted on November 8, 2022 Written by: Paul Rousseas.

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