I simply love mosaics–from the earliest ones I’ve seen at Ephesus, Herculaneum, St. Mark’s and other Venetian churches, to the charming creations in the foyer of early 20th century Paris apartment buildings as well as modern interpretations of any of these designs. I always look for elegant cuts, artful arrangements and placement of the tesserae, the tonal value of the palette and the skill of the artisans. The beauty of mosaics is in the detail. Whether simple black and white or multi colored, mosaics use thousands upon thousands of small and precious tiles to tell their stories, assessing the effect of light and shade or exploiting complementary colors.
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FOR OVERNIGHT GUESTS:
Make up the guest bed with a set of perfectly pressed sheets.
Place a beautiful clock, set to the right time, on the nightstand. Make sure it has an alarm.
Neatly roll towels into a special basket kept just for guests.
Place a fragrant bar of soap on top of the towels.
Clear out dresser drawers so guests feel welcomed to unpack.
Lastly, keep a guestbook so memories made are not forgotten.
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