How to Furnish Your Home

Every chapter of the forthcoming book Power of Ampersand, by Nancy Upper, begins with an original poem by the author. This poem begins the chapter titled, Décor.


What does your home say

About you? Make your abode

Like Haiku: telling.


Make the first feature

To catch the eye suggest your



Adjust lighting to

Favorably affect your

Mood and ambience.


Cluster furniture

To draw people together

In conversation.


Place an ampersand

In view to communicate

Your optimism.


Arrange all you own

With an eye for beauty – life’s

Vital energy.



“How to Furnish Your Home” ©2017 Nancy Upper

Ampersand Chair designed and built in 2012 by artist and designer Blaine Fontana. A private collector bought the chair for $1,000.

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