What to Do with that Big Blank Canvas

I love fresh, new beginnings. I love surprises. I love hope. Each moment is another day of beginning, another white page, a big blank canvas.

That’s how it is with a new project. In the beginning, there is no color so, add color. In the beginning, there is no texture so, add a little texture. And, in the color and in the texture, add layers upon layers of creating until you step back to discover, “yes, this is my happy place.”

There is an order to unfolding a space. I always say, there is a “method-to-the-madness”. There is a plan to creating, one decision at a time. And while I have a plan and I know what’s ahead, the discovery of what to do with this big blank room has to start somewhere — but, where? The answer: begin with the focal point.

Focal point defined: is the object or area where the eye is drawn first.

Some of the most common focal points are a fireplace in a living room, the view from a picture window, a light fixture in a dining space and the bed and the space above it in a bedroom.

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