Energy

Joy is high-energy happiness, and the energy aesthetic is the visual manifestation of this energy in our lives: bright color and warm, sunny light. As the German painter Johannes Itten once said, “Color is life; for a world without colors appears to us as dead.” Pops of color and light can be like caffeine for the eyes. Turn to this aesthetic when you want to revitalize dull spaces and energize the people in them.

How to make a home feel unique and personal

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What’s your design superpower?

Fix your home’s funky energy with these 3 tips

Timeless or trendy? How to avoid impulse buying and choose items you’ll love for the long-haul

What to do when you don’t see eye to eye on home design

A yellow bench with blue blankets and throw pillow in the home of Ingrid Fetell Lee, photographed by Johnny Miller.

3 questions to ask when your house doesn’t feel like a home

3 questions to help you reconnect with joy — and yourself

10 Ways to Start the Day on a Joyful Note

What's killing your joy? Take this 3-minute quiz and find out.
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