If you haven't read the latest issue of ISTA, I highly recommend you do. This might be my favorite issue yet. A huge thank you to everyone who has sent me personal messages about how inspired you are by the content. So, of course I felt it necessary to share the home portion of the magazine on the blog with you readers, my beautiful decoristas.
Decorating with Crystals:
As we continually walk the path of discovering our best selves and living at our full potential, I want to encourage you to set yourself up for success. . .at home. I fully believe that our home is a reflection of our soul and we have to treat it the same way we treat our bodies. These are our sanctuaries and the place where can should live in bliss. This is what my book, Blissful Living, is all about. Curating a home that inspires you to live life to the fullest.
A few years ago, on a random day in NYC, a few girlfriends I went shopping after brunch. We stopped by a spirituality bookstore with a gorgeous and large gold Buddha out in front. We just felt pulled in to this store. As we walked in, the most enchanting music was playing. It was melodic and warm which made us feel so welcome. The sweet smell of sandalwood incense filled our senses, we just had a sense of inspiration and connection. We perused the books, motivational cards, spiritual trinkets and found ourselves mesmerized in the back of the store by the crystals.
We spoke with one of the managers of the store about the energetic power of crystals in the home. These crystals, rocks and stones, come from the earths energy and are physical representation of certain energies that we are inherently attracted to. She encouraged us to see what crystals spoke to us and as we picked them out she told us what energy was associated with the stones. It was pretty powerful for us because it seemed that we were selecting the things that each of us were needing in that moment.
That shopping experience was one of my most favorite moments ever. We girls will forever be connected by that experience. In our homes, these crystals and stones continually bring us high vibrations and joyful feelings when we see them.
Important lesson for Blissful Living: Filling your home with things that bring you joyful and happy memories will make your home more blissful, no matter what the actual item is.
I’m always happy to incorporate crystals into my home. So, I reached out to my friend Ashley of In My Sacred Space to give you a few of her personal recommendations for crystals at home and which ones can help enhance your personal bliss.
I personally have each of these crystals in my home and I absolutely love them. Another look I am over the moon about are calcite geodes. . .
Calcite geodes make such fabulous accents for your home decor. They look good anywhere, on bookshelves, coffee tables, kitchen islands, bathrooms, etc.
Anthropologie is one of my favorite sources for any type of crystals. Adding crystal pulls to your drawers is also a fabulous way to incorporate the look. Here are a few of my picks that I was trying to decide for my vanity.
I would LOVE to hear from you. Share with me your favorite crystals down in the comments below!
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Title image: via @sswansondesign Article via ISTA Magazine