Bubbles On The Walls

How easy it is to get uplifted and pick up some good vibrations from the universe with just a bucket of paint? It’s very easy and this is what is happening to me. This year, I have decided to restyle my home just with paint and colors. From room to room, slowly my home is changing face. This is my corridor.  

My entire home is full of fantasy, it follows nobody’s trend or style. I live in colors, a lot of colors, they make me feel happy and energized. This corridor was a bit dark and always a tight space. After a paint job and a lot of gold bubbles, the space looks visually larger and illuminated.

Corridors usually divide rooms on the left and on the right, usually are built narrow and without windows to save space, but they are the places people go through often during the day. I never understood why people want to turn an already dark corridor even darker using the darkest colors, but that’s their prerogative. I want a corridor to lead me into light and fun. Here I see a lot of rhythms the exposed beams create with the stripes under the passageway to the corridor, the golden bubbles and the reflection in the mirror.

The home is an older house, I bought it for its character, I left all the details native to the house to keep the originality. I will never exchange it for a modern shoebox built today.


I painted this mural a few years ago and I still like it. I wanted to reproduce a fantasy Italianate-style building façade with some sign of life in a room and a couple kissing in the window. Italians are very expressive and are not stingy in love.

Life must not be serious, a bit of quirk in our days doesn’t hurt.
In my home we drink bubbles every day as a celebration of life, thus I thought of transferring that bubbly feeling onto the walls.
Call it weird, strange, unusual or whimsical, when I go through this corridor I feel happy vibrations. Ciao,
Valentina
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Valentina Cirasola is Italian-born, trained Interior and Fashion Designer. She loves to remodel homes and loves to create the unusual, as much as she likes to restyle people’s images. She is a storyteller and finds inspiration everywhere to write her stories. She needs your story to design your dream home or your dream look. She is the author of 6 books. Check out her books on
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Create Beauty Every Day | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

I was born in beauty, in a country that has created beauty in every corner from the sea to the mountains, in the cities or in the country. I lived in beauty, I accepted beauty as my oxygen. I cannot help but having beauty all around me.
Seeing the masterpieces of the greatest artists of all times, walking in cities made with great architecture, breathing beautiful fashion made by people who understand shapes, forms and colors and savoring the best whole food, all helped me shape my insatiable thirst for beauty.

I say it many times, beauty is contagious and multiplies, show it to people, it will make them want to copy it and create their own.

What is beauty? The Webster dictionary defines it as such: “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit”.  

In my daily routine, beauty is doing things that eliminate stress, add peace to the soul and clarity to the mind. Beauty is doing certain things I learned in my antique world that helped me being different from the mass.

Creating beauty is not only about beautifying a home. It’s about creating sensible rituals, like pick up a card and send it to someone near or far for no reason at all, or organizing a Friday night tapas a home with friends.
Creating beauty is about dating the partner who lives with us in the same home, just to kill a deadly routine, or learning to use every beautiful thing we own, antique, historical, inherited or with an emotional attachment, because the special occasion is only today.
Creating beauty is writing for yourself, it doesn’t matter if you publish it or not.
Making wines from a simple grape grown in the backyard creates beauty.

My ideas of creating beauty are endless.

We live in too much ugliness, people have become mean and feel nothing anymore, society has become deaf to all the problems of humanity, we must beautify our little world as much as we can, it’s our responsibility to make it livable for us and the people we love.



On my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/designsvalentina you will find all the episode of the series I started a few weeks ago. It’s called simply: “Create Beauty Every Day”. Every Thursday, I appear on a video and talk from my studio on how to create beauty. They are short and to the point episodes. Perhaps some people think my messages are about common sense, perhaps common sense is not so common anymore. Ciao,
Valentina



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It’s my hope that through my writing and my stories I am enriching your aesthetic sensibility towards design, style and inspiring you to live in beauty.
I love to encourage my clients to show their personality through their home décor, or the clothes they wear. Now, I offer consultations on-line on home and fashion. Two of my books are on design and colors.

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The Right Home Energy | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I remember as a girl I used to come home from school and often found my room moved to a different location in my home. My mom was constantly changing rooms around as she felt the energy was not right.
As an adult and especially after I became a designer, my home layout was set at first trial, I always knew where everything was supposed to be set and stayed the same way until I moved to another city.

Lately things have not been the same for me, I felt the same restlessness my mom felt. My home had not gone under upgrade in many years. I felt the energy was stagnated.

I started to repaint furniture and various stuff. Painting makes me feel good but it is not enough. After I painted some existing furniture, I had to paint the walls behind and around those pieces, then the white door didn’t look good, the mirror needed to be changed and, as you understand, it became a domino effect. The result is that now I am redoing the look of my entire home, nothing structural, only cosmetics so far.

These in the photo below are Italian made dressers and nightstands. I was tired of this look, but could not find anything that satisfied me, too much press wood chipboard in the market. The solutions was to repaint and to give them a new face with golden onion feet and golden pulls. Here is the result of one room done in one month of redecorating work.

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I repainted the walls behind the dressers in a faux finish treatment, called the “striated effect” and added a corded wood piece vulgarly called “chair rail”.

There is a lot more to a chair rail than just protecting the walls from chairs rubbing against them. With a little fantasy it can be applied creatively and everywhere. Here it is at the top of the striated wall.

I repainted the door as well in a whimsical way. The feeling at night with suffuse lights is exquisite and in the morning I feel I am in the sea.

By painting everything myself, I saved $5K for the faux paint job and $3K for new furniture.

Once you start redecorating, restyling or just revising some area of the home, everything else will follow, and if you are not ready to tackle what seem to be an insignificant upgrade, while you are still living in the home during the process, don’t do it, the mess is overwhelming.
Next, I will tackle the bathroom and the corridor. Ciao,
Valentina
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Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and a lifetime designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects and colors. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

A Spring Table | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

Eating just to fill up the stomach is a necessity to survive and get the daily fuel needed to have energy for all activities we schedule in a single day. What if we would elevate that food necessity by adding beauty to something more spiritual that really supports us? I am talking about our soul. Just like exercising and doing beauty routines, the soul needs care. Loving ourselves even in the small details of life is important to assure a serene voyage through life.

Ever since the world has been in lockdown, I miss people sitting at my table sharing food and stories, geez… I only know how much I miss it, but it doesn’t stop me from taking care of myself more than I did before. My table is well set every day as if I had guests coming, but in reality it is set only for the two of us and our spirits.

This is my Spring table. My home is furnished with enough objects to decorate a table in any season and for any occasion. I use everything in my home, even décor from various rooms that don’t belong on the table, appear on my tablescape from time to time. I orchestrate a nice, interesting sceneries and set the stage for a good eating experience. Everyone can have a unique tablescape, it’s doubtful someone else will come up with the same look. The décor of each home is original to the person living there.

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Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola

The other day on Facebook I read this passage, I wished I knew her name, I couldn’t agree with her more: “

“It’s impossible to ban living beautiful…
Taking joy from the little details…
Because everything beautiful is infinite…
And you will never lose your values…”

Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola
Tablescape by ©Valentina Cirasola

Treat yourself to a bit of opulence, quirkiness, originality, or whatever strikes your fancy. No matter what the situation is today, this is the time to love yourself more than ever. Ciao,
Valentina
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Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles. She creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Transformed | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

One of my longtime clients inherited a house. She was faced with a new challenge, what to do with one more home when there are already a few more to live in? She got the idea to turn this home into an Air B&B.

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Common Living Area
Common Living Area


I helped her achieve this beauty and transformed it from an outdated 1970’s dingy house into a very colorful, hip place. I find it always easy to work with people who don’t fight colors and accept new ideas.

Common Living Area
Kitchen Area

I like the warmth and the ambiance we achieved with the ensemble of colors, natural stones, and colorful art. The change of floor material from wood planks to pebble centerpiece in front of the fireplace adds a lot of interest. At night, the fireplace is perfect with the magic of San Francisco’s rolling fog one can enjoy through the large glass doors.
There is a lot more of this house, now a commercial operation, I trust my client will send me the rest of the pictures. The Air B&B is within 15 minutes walking distance from downtown San Francisco.
Ciao,
Valentina
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Copyright © 2021 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using the proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble


Memories Are Staying | Valentina Cirasola | Designer

I am restless, I have been restless, I have been dreaming of a new reality, until one day I realized my discontent is about desiring to move away and across the pond again. I want to return to my roots and not necessarily to my native town. If I can put myself somewhere back in Europe I will be happy. So far, the choice seems to be the Provence region, in France, but I wouldn’t mind one of the sunny islands in Italy like the colorful Procida on the Tyrrhenian Sea.

This picture is a painting, but pretty much resembles my dream village.

Photo: PaintingStudioCo – Etsy


This is the island of Procida, a fisherman island, sunny, colorful, and peaceful.
Photo: GetYourGuide

I am searching for a good looking home that has the features I like: curves, arches, stone and wood, rustic material, wrought iron, Persiana shutters on the windows, antique latches, historical details, and a small piece of raw land to cultivate my food and fruit trees, all the details I could never have living in the United States. Here builders like to produce boxy, square homes, with mostly modern details. History and historical details here are frowned upon and basically end up dismantled on the ground 😡🙈.

Thinking of the day I will be moving, I have started to prepare myself. Every day, my big task is to eliminate all the stuff I don’t want to travel overseas as the extra weight and I am been so brutal with everything, even my personal life has been under heavy scrutiny, photos, video, music, books, clothes and more.

Today, I found these beautiful hand sketches made by Odette Nicoletti. They are costumes made for theatre representations, comedies, and dramas.

Sketches by Odette Nicoletti

I remember the event organized at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, Italy, where these sketches were presented.
I attended that very interesting exhibition, I met theatre costume designers and many people in the trade of theatre entertainment. I felt above clouds being part of that environment of creative people.
Later, I received these prints, I don’t remember who it was. Someone must have liked me. The amount of details is incredible. I kept them for a project I had in mind.

This is a room divider I found on Grandinroad. In place of the mirrors, I wanted to insert the prints. I wanted to honor the designer of these theatre costumes by making a room divider for my living room and I never got to it. Maybe, I will do it this time around.

Grandinroad Room Divider

Living in one place for a long time, we don’t realize how much we accumulate, whether I keep my memories in paper and visual material, they will still be in my mind. The important thing is to keep on editing. Ciao,
Valentina
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Val-Magenta

Valentina Cirasola has been a lifetime designer in interiors and fashion. Her extensive training and knowledge in both fields led her in both directions successfully. She is well-known for designing custom furniture and personalized interiors without the “cookie-cutter” look. She cares to make spacious and functional pieces, but she doesn’t forget to introduce the element of surprise, whimsy, sinuous lines, attractive shapes, and colors in the style fit for each of her special clients. She also focuses on color psychology to transform people’s life. She is the author of ©RED – A Voyage Into Colors, Second Edition. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

In The Mood For New | Valentina Cirasola |Designer

Lips mini sofa by Studio 65 Vitra

I am in the mood for something new, and craving something especially red. Actually, this desire didn’t come with the brand new year, I have been wanting to redecorate parts of my home for a while now. I have been looking and searching, but everything out there is so dull, squared, boxed… I couldn’t find anything extravagant for a long time until I stumbled on this lips mini sofa by Studio 65 Vitra. It is a reproduction of Salvador Dali’s lip sofa kept in his house now a museum.

The next thing I spotted was this hippy wallpaper to accentuate the wall behind the red lips sofa and make it come alive. All hippy expressions are coming back again. Sixty years later, people are still looking for sunshine in their lives, want to be closer to nature, feel peaceful in the positive cosmic energy, and want to defy drabby interiors. Nothing has changed in sixty years, but why humans have not found that balance with nature, cosmic forces, and inner peace yet?

I soon realized the lips sofa is affordable but very small and the wallpaper, although I like it very much, would cause many extra changes to the surrounding décor. Changing one item often creates a domino effect and everything around will soon need to be changed, something I am not ready to tackle now and I don’t want to either, I still like my interior décor made of classic, eclectic, and fantasy expressions.

There is one thing in my trade that has been proven so right:
“Before you start anything, learn how to finish it.” DIY people often don’t know what a project entails and end up learning from their mistakes. I know where I want to go with the new loveseat, the vignette I want to create will be a bit French classic, end of the 1900s style.

Stephen Covey: The 7 Habits 

Well, since the lips sofa doesn’t have the right measurements for my space, I opted for something else, just as pretty. A purple tufted loveseat that fits well with the rest of the décor and nothing else needs to change.

Milani tufted love seat

Two new lamps will come into this new play and a nice vignette will be recreated. I will post pictures when everything arrives and will be put together my way. Until then, if any of you is up to a room make-over and needs help, I am here for any question, ready to give you a helping hand. Ciao.
Valentina
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Copyright © 2021 Valentina Cirasola, All Rights Reserved

Valentina Cirasola is an Italian Interior Designer established in 1990. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors based on clients’ personalities and lifestyles, she creates atmospheres using the proper lighting that is going to add harmony and peace to the homes and she helps clients creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Art Of Today | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Today, January 11th in 1931, in Paris, the great painter Giovanni Boldini died. He was born in Ferrara in 1842 and after having learned the rudiments of the trade from his father, a valid purist painter of the time., he moved to Florence, where he attended the Academy of Fine Arts and the Bohemian environment of the “Caffè Michelangiolo”. He soon became a skilled portrait painter and entered the circle of wealthy foreigners residing in Florence, meeting the Russian prince Antonio Demidoff who opened the doors of his gallery full of contemporary French works.

montesquiou_robert
Montesquiou Robert by Giovanni Boldini

Cécile Murat Ney d’Elchingen (1867-1960) by Giovanni Boldini
Giuseppe Verdi by Giovanni Boldini
Portrait by Giovanni Boldini
Gladys Deacon, 1905-08 – by Giovanni Boldini

Credits: All photos are public domain – Wikipedia.

He was successful since the beginnings of his exhibition but he felt the need to broaden his horizons soon by undertaking various trips abroad. After having happily entered the high society of London, which got him many commissions, he decided to settle in Paris, where he became friends with Edgar Degas and also frequented the Impressionist environment, although he never joined the movement. Feeling strong by his talent and great technical ability, also knowing he could fit in the most wealthy and aristocratic Parisian environments, he soon established himself as a talented portrait painter and was considered one of the greatest successful artists of the “Belle Époque” period “. Thanks to his unmistakable vibrant and lively style, he was repeatedly invited to the “Venice Biennale” and also enjoyed international success in Belgium, Spain, Morocco, and the United States. In 1917 he almost completely lost his sight and after his life in London and Nice, he returned to live in Paris, where he died in 1931. At his testamentary request, he was buried in the Monumental Cemetery of the Certosa di Ferrara.

This work made by Bruno Pollacci Director and Artist of the ACCADEMIA DI BELLE ARTI, PISA, in sanguine and sepia watercolored is in homage and in memory of him. In 2017 was exhibited at “Caf & Co” and “Radio Culture”, in Dijon, France, in her personal exhibition “Artistes Italiens entre ‘800 et’ 900

Giovanni Boldini by Susanna Galbarini

Reposted and translated from MeWe. Originally posted by Susanna Galbarini at Comunita’ Artistica
Culturale: Pittura e Arte.

I like his interpretation of the cheerful feeling and spontaneous spirit of the Parisian Belle Époque.
He captured women in their youthful grace, as haute couture catwalk and gave us a glimpse into private, warm boudoirs.

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Valentina

Valentina Cirasola is an art lover, author, and designer. Often people describe her as “the colorist” as she loves to color her clients’ world and loves to create the unusual. Currently, she consults on colors that will enhance clients’ personalities and are in tune with their lifestyles. To add harmony and peace to the homes, Valentina creates atmospheres using the proper lighting and creating fantasy rooms instead of typical rooms looking like furniture showrooms. She is the author of six published books, two of which are on design subjects. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

Down The Road of 2020 | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

I cannot hide the fact that 2020 has been an “Annus Horribilis” for everyone, however, I can still say that something good came out of this year. It seems that unpleasant and good situations will always balance each other, it’s the law of nature, after the rain comes the sun. Traveling through life in this year 2020 has generated new friends, new contacts, new dreams, new collaborations, new plans, and the publication in November of my new book: “Design Nature For A Colorful Home”.
My TV shows stopped for the entire year, but the lockdown didn’t stop me or anyone else. I transferred some shows online to tell anecdotes, curiosities, and share experiences.
I started with the series “Stories Of A Home” and how our habitat started, including everything in it, chairs, stairs, bathrooms, and details that make our homes today.

Stories Of The Home – Talk Show Series

I continued with a new TV Series “Inspiration From…” A few people in different trades appeared on the show and shared their expertise. A chef, a ballerina, an author, a musician, a fashion lover, and more. They all had something in common one thing: Passion and it was a delight to listen to them.

Inspiration From… Series

Online TV interviews followed with an interview on “OrgOlio”, a show in Italy which deals with the production and benefits of olive oil. My talk delved into the color vibrations of yellow, especially for kitchens, and the use of olive oil in American cuisine. The author Cosimo Damiano Guarini, an agronomist, included my interview in his book in Italian “Il Pelo Nell’Olio” (A fur in the oil) released in September 2020. That was totally unexpected.

OrgOlio Show
OrgOlio – Cosimo Damiano Guarini’s Talk Show

I was invited to talk on Elsie Kerns’s show about “Fall Challenge”. The talk enlightened the viewers on the reason some people have a seasonal disorder, like the Autumn depression, and how to overcome it by using colors and lights. Elsie Kerns is a wellness coach and an energy intuitive combining her expertise in Eden Energy Medicine, Brennan Healing Science, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

The second time I was on her show, “The Divine Feminine Gathering” I talked about the meaning and importance of Christmas lights more than the Christmas decorations.

Elsie Kerns Fall Challenge
Fall Challenge – Elsie Kerns’s Talk Show
devine feminine
Devine Feminine Gathering – Elsie Kerns’s Talk Show

The Rotary Club in Cupertino, California, invited me to talk to their members.
My subject was “The Arts Of Puglia” focusing on the Trulli Houses, the iconic cone-shaped homes of that area, an original architectural style, today patrimony of the UNESCO.

The Arts of Puglia – Talk at Rotary Club

I was featured on a few Author’s sites

Review
Reviews and features

Sally Cronin featured my books on her site – https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com
James Cudney IV featured my new book and reviewed a few others – https://thisismytruthnow.com/2020/12/14/book-review-design-nature-for-a-colorful-home
Debby Gies featured on her site one of my travel books made into short stories –
https://dgkayewriter.com/q-a-with-d-g-kaye-featuring-valentina-cirasola-travel-design
Patty Fletcher also featured my books and activities on her site – https://pattysworlds.com/2020/07/29/wordpress-wednesday-featured-author-of-the-week-meet-valentina-authorinterviewdesign

Twice this year my articles were published in Electric Press, UK https://issuu.com/electricpress/docs/epmay20/54

Electric Press – Colors and Emotions by Valentina Cirasola

In January and February, I produced two TV shows in the studio, before lockdown.
One of the guests Aeriol Ascher, a holistic healer, talked about sound vibrations, positive thinking, and boosting confidence with vocalization.

Aeriol Asher on the stage of KMVT15
Design Nature For A Colorful Home
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At last, in November I published a new book “Design Nature For A Colorful Home” available in paperback and Kindle versions, on Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

It has been a busy year in lockdown, but I am grateful to all the new friends I made online and the people who contributed to the continuation of my design expressions. Let’s kick this Annus Horribilis to the curb and start a new year with new hopes and expectations. I want to wish all of you a splendid 2021 all the way through. Ciao.

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Valentina Cirasola transforms and creates spaces realizing people’s dreams in homes, offices, interiors, and exteriors. She infuses your everyday living with a certain luxury without taking away a comfortable living. Valentina is well-known for finding creative solutions. She now offers online design consultations through Skype or Zoom helping people with their design challenges anywhere in the world. She is the author of six books. Amazon and Barnes&Noble

The Importance Of Christmas Lights | Valentina Cirasola | Interior Designer

Every year the entire world celebrates Christmas one way or the other. In some countries, it is a spiritual occurrence and in others is a commercial event. All the shiny things that make sparkles and reflections paired with a lot of white or colored lights come out from storage and embellish streets, homes, and stores. Everything looks so much better under the twinkling Christmas lights, the world seems a nicer place, people seem sweeter and open to give.
Lights and colorful decorations in the month of December, around Christmas, is something very ancestral we have carried through centuries of generations. The reason to decorate Christmas with a lot of lights is very spiritual.

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In the year when Jesus was born, there was violence, chaos, political and social unrest. It was a dark time. The three Kings found the baby Jesus following one star which was the union of three stars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. They followed that very luminous star until it rested on the place where baby Jesus was born, and they began to worship him. That moment, the light was brought into our world. Jesus stepped into the chaos and brought peace in that dark time. An amazing occurrence that softened even the hardest stony heart then and now.

December 21st is the Winter Solstice, it is the shortest day and the longest night of the year. It’s literally the “darkest day” and the beginning of the cold, dark winter season. Many people suffer from depression for a lack of sunny days. Decorating Christmas illuminates and uplifts the spirits giving hope for a better year and a new guiding light that will follow us on a new path.


The star we put on top of a Christmas tree reminds us of that event in the darkest times…that star being the new guiding light of a Supreme Power will come in our chaos to make all things new and balanced again.

This year on December 21st, Jupiter and Saturn will be aligned again after 20 years. “These two planets are known as “social planets,” influencing broader themes that affect all of humanity. Their Grand Conjunction (GC) impacts the evolution of society and politics for the next two decades” says astrologer Astrologer Pam Younghans.


I am in love with lights and what they can do to my soul. At Christmas, I just play a lot with lighting, even more than the decorations, in fact, I keep the decorations minimal, because the colors are artificial, and don’t really reflect any spirituality. I rather decorate with elements of nature lit with candles and glass items. With lights I can create atmospheres, chiaroscuro (light and dark); I can create a halo glow on the walls from the bottom up by setting moveable lights on the floor behind furniture; I can light corners to add positive energy to the room; crystal chandelier drops are everywhere at charity shops, they will add the sparkles of the stars where ever you use them, and of course, warm candlelight flickering will complete the picture.

Crystal drops at Ballard Design
Trees and lights

If you can, set a nice dinner table with lights and reflections, then forget the pandemic of this year.

Create a splendid holiday all the way through and if you don’t celebrate it, at least celebrate your life. Ciao,
Valentina
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Valentina

Valentina Cirasola is a designer, author, TV producer, and storyteller by nature. Stories told through shapes, lines, forms, and colors are very important to her design career to convey ideas that contribute to the making of a personalized home, reflecting the life’s experiences of people living there. As an author, she writes non-fictional books, about practical ideas to apply in the home, fashion, travel, and cooking. Find her books on Amazon and Barnes&Noble

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