What do you think of when you hear the word “luxury?” Perhaps, you think of a bed of fluffy pillows and freshly laundered linens. Or maybe, you think of enjoying a night on the town in a chauffeur-driven limousine. Or maybe, you think of digging your feet in the warm sand at a secluded beach.
For some, luxury is about comfort; for others, luxury is extravagance; for others, luxury is opulence; and for others, luxury is indulgence. In all, luxury is nothing more than intrinsic value. It is the value that you attached to a product, service or experience.
My friend, Tonya Comer, is an award-winning interior designer and principal of Tonya Comer Interiors. She’s says that the place where luxury is best expressed is in a person’s home. She illustrates her point with a story: “While getting a pedicure a few weeks ago, the woman sitting next to me was reading an article about a particular female celebrity’s home. Obviously she was less than impressed with the photos of the celebrity’s home because she said, ‘Her home is so plain. If I had her money, my house would be luxurious.’”
Tonya continues, “What the woman didn’t realize was that the casual character of the home – that which she referred to as ‘plain’ – was actually luxurious to the celebrity.”
“Luxury is in the eye of the beholder,” Tonya says. “With my diverse client base, I have seen a wide variety of client requests in the area of creating luxury in the home. There is the client who desires shiny, opulent finishes in a room of classic furniture and dark wood tones. And the client who desires motorization and integrated technology to make living and enjoying their home as easy as a push button. And there is the client who desires the stress-free, easy-to-maintain, put-your-feet-up-on-the- furniture casualness. And it is all perfect, because for each of my clients their home is the ultimate expression of their desires for luxury.”
Knowing what is luxury to you is critical to finding comfort and joy in your home. Need help with defining your luxury? Need help with having your home reflect your luxury? Contact Tonya Comer of Tonya Comer Interiors at 215.667.8464 or www.tonyacomer.com.
You will be amazed by how much you will enjoy your home when it truly reflects you!
Author:Sarah Scott Phone: 215-715-8062 Dated: May 14th 2013 Views: 4,482 About Sarah: KNOWLEDGE, SUPPORT, VALUE
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