From The Cut’s article: Pilar Guzman Says: Taste Isn’t About Money ~ I agree. I’m always happy when I get compliments on how I look, something I’ve created, and on how I decorate my house. But like Pilar quotes; It’s not about money, it’s about having an eye. So much of it is about seeing things. Seeing movies and art, and reading — all of those things feed a sensibility. It’s about being a holistic person.
Working her way up at magazines like Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, and the now-defunct Cookie, Guzman developed a masterful understanding of “aspirational” as a concept. Glimpsing the lifestyle she’s built for herself, it’s hard not to feel a little (or a lot) envious, from her choice of vacation destinations and restaurants to her apartment décor and lusciously curated Instagram. She spoke with the Cut about ways to develop your own taste, the value of going outside your comfort zone, and why you should make 15-minute visits to museums…
Read the rest of this great article on The Cut. But come back and share with me what YOU do to cultivate your own taste/style? And has it changed over the years?
Answer to my own questions above: I’ve cultivated my own taste from my grandmother and mother – their influence as seamstresses definitely influenced me and made me enjoy ‘changing’ things. NO, I didn’t learn to be the seamstress they were/are, but I love recreating my home. And yes, it definitely has changed over the years.