November - December 2021 Holiday Issue of ViewOn Magazine

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Conveying Symbolism

Through Design

by Randi Fuller

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ymbolism is woven into the fabric of the holiday season. Consciously and unconsciously, these symbols have a huge impact on us. The consensus among experts is that up to 80% of our communication is non-verbal, which means that spoken language is not always the most effective way to communicate. The use of symbols is far more powerful and can speak to us in a way that can last a lifetime.

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When decorating a home, whether it’s for the holidays, season changes, or for a complete design overhaul, it’s important to consider what each element of decor is communicating. If the walls, floors, and decor in your home could talk, what would they be saying to you, your family, and guests that come to visit?


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