I consider myself pretty well-rounded in life. I love life, and I see the good in pretty much every situation. I enjoy pretty much everywhere I am, and I welcome every new experience. I really do. Pretty positive, right? So it surprised me no end to realize how much more I was capable of enjoying being in a room just because of the way certain objects were displayed.
We humans are energetic beings, and so the way objects are positioned in a room makes a difference in how we feel. A person who re/designs well, whether they do so by instinct or from studying feng shui or some other system, understands on some level how the ebb and flow of energy work. They understand the use of color and how we respond emotionally to it. They understand that flat lines tend to be ignored by our brains, that numbers and groupings are picked up by the subconscious in different ways, etc., etc.
And so, when you walk into a room that you've been in a million times, and you suddenly feel different - calm, relaxed, at ease, just good - it catches your attention. It makes you realize you didn't feel that way before. If you don't feel wonderful when you walk into any room in your house, you aren't taking care of yourself as well as you could. I didn't realize that before, but I do now. You deserve to feel good, and if there's any place you deserve to feel that way, it's in your own home. A home should be a place you want to invite people into, a haven, a place of comfort, a place where people come and don't want to leave. A place where you come and don't want to leave.
Of course, the relationships in a house are what ultimately make it a home, but here's where re-design is so beautiful: When you feel better about being somewhere, you go to that place more and more. A room that makes you feel calm and relaxed can serve as a place for you to go to when you don't feel that way. And the more you go there, the more you relax and feel better about yourself. And the more you feel better about yourself, the more you are able to look at others in a different light.
Re-designing takes what you already have and makes it beautiful. And that's what it does, ultimately, with who you are. If I want to be the best "me" I can be, I need to be inspired. And I want that inspiration to continue all the time, in my sleeping and in my waking, in my conscious thoughts and in my un/subconscious ones. I want to feel good in the place I spend most of my life, in that place that reflects me, and I want the place that reflects me to be beautiful.
So thank you, dear re-designer, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for listening to the call of your heart and using the gifts you were given. We are truly, it seems, all connected: Because of you, I am more inspired, and so, because of you, I am now using my own gifts even more effectively.
(For the name of my awesome re-designer, or for recommendations on a re-designer in your area, please contact me via my website.)