“The word playful is a necessary aspect of our work because one of the problems of our work is that we have to… produce lovely things throughout all our life”.

“How can you, without drying up, make things with the same pleasure, as a gift to others, for so long? The word playful is therefore an important part of our quality as a designer”.

Eva Zeisel, designer

Eva Zeisel, as you may know, is a world renowned ceramic designer who will soon be 104 years old.

This is a significant fact because Ms. Zeisel is still actively creating new products, no small accomplishment at her age.

Can you see why the ‘playful search for beauty’ that she refers to is so important? As she herself says, with an 80 plus year career, how else can you keep creating for so long without ‘drying up’?

Which means that, maintaining a sense of humor is always a good idea regardless of your age or job title.

For an interior designer, adding a touch of whimsy to a room design goes right along with this way of thinking.

In other words, interior design does not need to be a serious endeavor. Being playful, even whimsical, is not only OK it’s practically a requirement.

Perfection is a serious thing.

Therefore, allowing yourself to lighten up and fully enjoy the process of designing and furnishing your home, will benefit you in the long run.

You’ll have the energy to keep going, rather than feeling burnt out.

You’ll have the wisdom and foresight to bring in outside help when feeling overwhelmed.

You’ll understand that we’re all human and mistakes happen. (Granted, a serious mistake may not seem so funny in the moment).

You’ll understand that delays happen. Some things are simply beyond our control.

Indeed, being playful is a necessary part of life.

Still not convinced? You can start small by being playful in your choice of accessories.

By allowing your personality to shine through, your home will speak volumes about the people who live there.