Ways to Use Sherwin Williams 2019 Color of the Year Cavern Clay

As a Certified Color Strategist, I love color and exploring the latest color trends and how you might use them in your own home. Cavern Clay is a warm, earthy and inviting terra cotta color which is the Sherwin Williams 2019 Color of the Year. An interesting choice! When I first saw it, it reminded me of the red rock country of Arizona. It brought back memories of Southwestern Indian tribe colors from their rugs and art, terra cotta pots from Mexico and Indian ruins of New Mexico. Sherwin Read more [...]

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design named Best of Houzz 2019

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design is recognized as a 2019 “Best of Houzz” by Houzz.com – the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. Out of 2.1 million home professionals from across the United States and around the world, Northern Lights Home Staging and Design earned Best of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service. The Houzz website has 40 million monthly users, and the Best of Houzz Service award is based on the number and quality of positive client reviews received in 2018. “Best Read more [...]

Get Dramatic with Black and White!

Why not try using black and white as your main colors in your Interior Design? It will make the rest of your colors really pop! Forget the gray; go for high contrast and drama! Whether your room is light and airy with white walls or dark and moody with dark charcoal walls, you will create a dramatic room sure to make a statement. Using black and white is a timeless classic, gives a modern look and can satisfy your love of color or your desire to have little color while creating a beautiful Read more [...]

Ten Ways to Make Your House Gorgeous in 2019

It's a new year! Time to refresh, get inspired and create something new and beautiful in your home. Here are ten ways to make your house gorgeous in 2019 and create a beautiful sanctuary that tells your unique story. Start with a Plan and Stick with it You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan.  Many people just start buying things they like, painting before they have picked appropriate colors because the painter suggests painting before other items Read more [...]

What’s Your Global Interior Design Style- Greek!

Greek Interior Design Style Elements Greek Interior Design is simple and elegant, inspired by nature, and looks light, bright, airy and clean. If you like lots of white with beautiful vivid blue, green, fuchsia and gold accents, and a clean, de-cluttered, rustic look, Greek Interior design might be perfect for you! Designs tend to be simple, symmetrical, classical, and relaxing. Less is more. Color- Lots of white with beautiful vivid blue, green, fuchsia and gold accents. Design elements- whitewashed Read more [...]

Color Tip of the Month- Using Pantone’s Living Coral

Pantone's "Living Coral" is their 2019 Color of the Year. It is a warm, peachy orange that is bold, earthy and inviting.  What can you do with this color? Well, you could be brave and paint an entire room with it, or try it in smaller doses a powder room. If it is not a color you can see yourself living with in large doses, why not try using it in accents such as a wall mural, pillow, rug, art, a beautiful side chair or accessories. These can be easily changed over time if you want to try a different Read more [...]

Why Decorating Makes Us Happy

What is it about decorating that is so good for our minds, our hearts, our souls?Why do we want do it? Why should we do it? I can think of nine reasons, and when added together, the end result is bliss! Read more [...]

My Top Ten Home Staging Tips

Here are my top ten home staging tips to help you appeal to the greatest possible pool of prospective buyers so you can sell fast and for the price you want.

First, get an “objective” idea of how buyers may view your house. We all have problem areas that we no longer “see” because we live with them every day. Also, consider who your likely “buyer” is and what they want. A consultation with a professional home stager and advice from your realtor can help you determine and appeal to Read more [...]

How can I work with an Interior Designer on my budget?

Many people consider working with an Interior Designer an expensive luxury when remodeling or updating their home. Truth is, working with a professional can save you a lot of money by helping you avoid expensive mistakes and making sure the end result you get from shelling out your hard earned cash really meets your vision.

Still, remodeling is expensive and we all have a budget. What is one of the most affordable ways to get help from a pro that works with your budget?  Edesign!

So what the Read more [...]

What Does the Color of Your House Say About You?

What does the color of your house say about you? Hopefully it is not what Melania Trump’s jacket says, “I really don’t care, do you?”  The exterior of your house is what the world sees. And, it is what you see every day. Does it reflect your personality? Is it inviting to guests or customers if you have a home based business? Does it send a message to others about who you are? Does it make you happy?

When it comes time to paint the exterior, you have a lot of options and some limitations Read more [...]