by Barbara Graceffa, Interior Decorator and Quilt ArtistSecretary of the Interior In his 2019 book, My Creative Space, Donald Rattner writes, “a creative thought is … the result of an intricate interplay of mind, body, and place.” In order to boost your creativity, focus on these three components. Adopt a creative mindset. Let your thoughts… Continue reading How to Boost Your Creativity
The Creativity Gene
Does everyone have the “creativity gene?” The answer is yes! With confidence and motivation, creativity can be learned and enhanced – just as a budding athlete or musician commits to training and practice to improve their ability. There is an art and science to creativity. Think of right brain and left brain to better understand… Continue reading The Creativity Gene
Quilter or Imposter?
When people ask me what I do for a living, I say that I am an interior decorator and quilt artist. You see, I’ve been sewing since I was a kid and discovered the joy of quilting some 40 years ago. These days I have more time to pursue my passion and I’m loving every… Continue reading Quilter or Imposter?
Summer Style All Year Round
Who doesn’t like summer? Whether you think of a short vacation at a beach cottage, an extended weekend in a cabin in the woods, or a summer-long retreat to a cozy place on the lake, there’s nothing like summer to rest and reinvigorate yourself. With the right décor choices, you can get that laid-back, kick-off-your-shoes… Continue reading Summer Style All Year Round
Operating a Decorating Business During a Pandemic
How’s business? Are you busy with clients? This is a very common question from family members, friends, and neighbors. In short, I am open for business and staying busy. I have had clients with projects large and small since last March. Some allow me into their homes – wearing masks and social distancing, of course,… Continue reading Operating a Decorating Business During a Pandemic
Barbara is a quilt artist, too!
An award-winning quilter and talented artist, photographer, and floral designer, Barbara Graceffa is an interior decorator living in Quincy, MA. From an early age, Barbara dabbled in several arts and crafts, but it was not until college did she discover a passion for quilting. She made her first scrap quilt in 1980 as a Christmas… Continue reading Barbara is a quilt artist, too!