The Perfect Chair…
For getting lost in your favorite book? An oversized armchair and ottoman, complete with a side table to hold a cup of tea and a plush throw blanket (fireplace optional).
For a dinner party? A high-backed upholstered dining chair, so guests stay comfortable as they settle back in their chairs after dessert and you decide to open just one more bottle of wine.
For the office? A wide-seated upright chair on casters with armrests adjusted to the perfect height, so you can zip around your office and click away at the computer without causing arm or back strain.
The Perfect Meal…
For the foodie? A thoughtful preparation with a few rare and special ingredients combined in an innovative way flatters the ego and challenges the palette.
For the health conscious? A clean and simple snack restores energy and leaves you feeling lighter and slimmer than before you ate.
For the hungry soul? A nostalgic, hearty meal that conjures up images of childhood and comfort feels like a big hug.
The Perfect Beach…
For a romantic getaway? A beautiful white sand beach with a waiter just out of view, ready with a refreshing drink.
For the next family vacation? A wide, flat beach with warm, shallow tide pools at low tide and dense, wet sand for building the biggest sand castles.
For the athlete? Firmly packed sand on a quiet beach for long morning runs, a volleyball net for impromptu games with friends, and awesome waves for channeling your inner surf god.
The Perfect day…
For the philanthropist? Seeing the faces and meeting the beneficiaries of those helped by a long and successful campaign of volunteerism or fundraising.
For the traveler? Stepping off of an airplane, guidebook and camera in hand, into an unexplored part of the world.
For the chef? Visiting the farmers market at dawn on the day your favorite food (finally!) comes back into season.
The Perfect Song…
For the romantic? It conjures up sights and smells from a beloved memory.
For the athlete? The heart pumping bass pushes you to go just a little bit faster.
For the parent? The lullaby that deepens the child’s breath and coaxes them to a peaceful sleep.
The Perfect Weekend…
For the busybody? Waking up at first light to cross a few things off the never-ending to-do list, then changing your mind and going back to sleep.
For the social butterfly? Back to back events, filled with back to back compliments on your new shoes/ figure/hairstyle/handbag.
For the creative? An unexpected meeting, meal or adventure that provides the breakthrough you’ve been waiting for.
The Perfect Light…
For an artist? The bright winter light that pours in from the window on a cloudless day.
For a romantic dinner? Low candles on the table cast a warm, flattering glow across the face and soften all of the harsh angles.
For a nap? The heavy grey twilight of a late afternoon thunderstorm.
The Perfect Fabric…
For the family room? A butter-soft chenille on an extra deep sofa, perfect for family movie nights.
For the heirloom chair? A one-of-a-kind hand-loomed velvet embroidery will invite conversation and work in every room, whether as a supporting character or as the star.
For the kids room? A cheerful outdoor print used indoors provides durability and style, not to mention the backdrop to a decade of formative memories.
The Perfect Transportation…
For a day at the beach? A rusty beach cruiser with a big basket to hold towels and sunscreen is both practical and nostalgic.
For a sunset outing? The calm, quiet waters of a lake, sound or sea at sunset are never more peaceful than when travelled by canoe.
For a Roman holiday? The narrow and winding cobblestone streets of this historic Italian city can be conquered in style with a sporty Vespa and, if you’re lucky, a beautiful companion who knows the way. Darren Brode / Shutterstock.com
The Perfect Bed…
In the summer? Crisp, ironed linens and a lightweight matelasse cools the body and invites a restful sleep.
On the weekend? An oversized bed leaves plenty room for family members and pets, and a washable duvet makes breakfast in bed irresistible.
On a snow day? Overstuffed pillows and layers of fluffy down mimic the winter wonderland outside, allowing you to navigate snow drifts without changing out of your PJs.
The Perfect Color…
For energy? In the same way that the sun gives life, the color yellow glows with positivity and stimulation, radiating energy.
For love? From dime store heart-shaped chocolates to velvet trimmed jewelry boxes, the color red always sets the heart racing.
Tranquility? No matter how deep our trove of memories, the sea conjures up a contented calm, just as the color blue eases our mind and brings tranquility to our day.