|Design Board inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings|
Have you been watching the Olympics?
So exciting and so much fun cheering on the USA teams!
I am paying close attention to an athlete who happens to be my client, but I can’t show you the home because my client prefers to keep her private life private.
But I will share the design board and my favorite interiors inspired by the colors of the Olympic rings.
I have many clients who prefer to stay out of the limelight because they live in the limelight.
They are highly recognizable athletes and don’t need their homes published for the world to see.
At the beginning of every design project we sign a Letter of Agreement with our client and in this document is a part stating that the home will be published or not published.
In this case, my very wonderful and truly humble Olympic athlete prefered not be be published.
No photos thank you very much.
(Even the FedEx people have to deliver items on the back porch, because people who know where this professional athlete lives have stolen boxes on her front door. Sad.)
So this project is Top Secret…..
The History of the Rings
In 1894, Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin—a French aristocrat and intellectual who had previously attempted to incorporate more physical education in schools—convened a congress in Paris with the goal of reviving the ancient Olympic Games (an idea Coubertin first introduced at a USFSA meeting in 1889). The congress agreed on proposals for a modern Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was soon formalized and given the task of planning the 1896 Athens Games.
After the 1912 Stockholm Games—the first Games featuring athletes from all five inhabited parts of the world—a design of five interlocked rings, drawn and colored by hand, appeared at the top of a letter Coubertin sent to a colleague. Coubertin used his ring design as the emblem of the IOC’s 20th anniversary celebration in 1914. A year later, it became the official Olympic symbol.
The rings were to be used on flags and signage at the 1916 Games, but those games were canceled because of the ongoing World War. The rings made a belated debut at the 1920 Games in Antwerp, Belgium.
Greek Mythology and the Ancient Games
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