I happened to land on a beautiful site, bossy color blog created by  Annie Elliot, a highly talented designer.  Annie just attended a panel at the Washington Design Center, you know for real designers.  Here are her observations:

Did you see it?

“Perfection in decorating is generally considered a bad thing…”

Apparently, this is a shift from decorating thinking from years past.   They are talking about this in their meetings.  They have meetings and are discussing the surprising fact that perfection might not be a goal of everyone.   Do you hear me?  In their fancy designer meetings of the minds they are recognizing that not everyone wants perfection! I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

Embracing imperfection does not mean that one has given up or settled for less.   Maybe accepting imperfection is a sign of maturity, balance and contentment.  I’m a normal, average woman who loves to be surrounded by meaningful beauty, and it has been so freeing to drop that burden of perfection.

Perfection isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Beauty can always be found in the midst of imperfection, not just in spite of it.

Welcome to the revolution.

This post originally aired March 22, 2010 but it’s one of my all time favorites.