I like to admit that my home has been a big contributor to all my achievements. When you live in an organised, clutter-free, beautifully decorated space, you're able to concentrate, think clearly, be creative, rest well, socialise, and so much more!
It is my mother who, unknowingly, instilled a love for warm spaces in me. We didn't have much when I was growing up but she always allowed me to decorate my own spaces no matter how small they were. My home was my haven and I considered myself lucky to get to go back there at the end of every day.
She has taught me that it's not how much you have, but what you have, what it means to you and how you keep it that makes the difference. That's how I know that creating a home that makes your life easier and contributes to your success is something that can be done on a budget and with very few things if necessary. Looking back, I see that my mum created that timeless, inviting feel with nothing more than her innate sheer talent, so the fact that she sometimes now turns to me for decorating advice is an enormous compliment.