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A Sense of Place

I have always been interested in what makes a space feel like it has a sense of Place. For example, Strip Mall Along a Major Road = no sense of Place. String of Art Galleries Along Canyon Road in Santa Fe = definite, specific sense of Place that makes you feel like you are part of something. Photo by M. Bucka.

When I talk about design, I am using it as an umbrella term that encompasses everything that gives your home a sense of Place. This includes how you arrange and use anything that’s visible. To me, that place where you walk in and dump all of your mail and keys and receipts has just as much impact as those very expensive upholstered dining room chairs for which you spent hours debating the pattern and color. Photo by E. Reddington.