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Ways to Use Benjamin Moore’s 2020 Color of the Year- First Light

How to Make Magic Happen with a Color You Don't Like As  a certified color strategist, I get excited when the major paint brands announce their colors of the year, and dream about how I can use the colors in a design, various global styles, or create color palettes for you to use the new colors. When I first saw Benjamin Moore’s color of the year for 2020, “First Light”, I thought “meh”. I am not a pink/blush person, and generally love working with rich saturated colors over Read more [...]

Black Friday Deals to Get a Global Style Look

My inbox is overwhelmed with Black Friday specials. Some are really worth checking out! I even have a few of my own! It is a great time to get some new things to spruce up your home design. Here are a few of my top picks! But first, I just want to say Thank You!!! Thanks for being here and reading this and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt-NPgAYC_s Gift Card- Interior Design Consultation- 50% Off From now through  Cyber Monday I am offering a special service Read more [...]

Get the Look- Moroccan Style Interior Design

Does the magic of lighting makes your heart sing? Do you love rich color, textured fabrics and natural materials? Your global design style may be Moroccan! What is a Global Design Style? Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter.  Treasures are Read more [...]

Does your Vacation Rental Stand Out From the Crowd Online?

Does your Vacation Rental Stand Out From the Crowd Online? My vacation rental, Arctic Paradise B&B,  is in Seward, Alaska, a place that is unbelievably beautiful and everyone wants to come on their once in a lifetime Alaska vacation.

And so, our market here is saturated with Bed and Breakfasts and other vacation rentals.  The season here is about 100 days, so if you have a rental, you want to make sure it is booked every one of those days!

“The market here has become so saturated” Read more […]

Get the Look- Indian Style Interior Design

What is a Global Design Style?
Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter.  Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the world each piece is from. Antiques mix with modern pieces, and natural objects such as animal horns, plants and rocks add to the Read more […]

Bad Home Staging is like going on a first date to the drive in for dinner

In a recent article, Staging a Vacant Home- Why It’s Worth the Money by Anna Martens in Alaska Home Magazine, some of my work and tips were featured on the importance of staging a vacant home. Some of the key take-aways from the article were:In today’s market, where home sellers need to make their homes stand out from the rest, those empty spaces can be a seller’s worst enemy.“Vacant homes do not make an emotional connection with buyers and often Read more [...]

Vintage Boho Office- How a Designer Thinks

Have you ever wondered how Interior Designers come up with designs for you?  Are you curious what it might be like to work with an Interior Designer or what Edesign is all about? I'm sure all designers have their own ways of creating that perfect space for you!  One of the reasons you hire us is because we can visualize the possibilities of an empty space, which is something most people have difficulty with. So how do we do it? To take a look inside the brain of a designer, at least this designer, Read more [...]

Avoid Remodeling Mishaps with This Planning Checklist

Every home remodeling project starts with a vision of the perfect home. But dive into that dream without a plan and, before you know it, you’ll be knee-deep in debt with a half-finished remodel and a home that’s worth less than when you started.

If you want to avoid a home improvement disaster, you need to put as much effort into planning your remodel as you put into picking fixtures and finishes for your dream home. Before you grab the sledgehammer, complete this remodel planning checklist.
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Edesign Tribe Office Design Contest- Vote Now

I just entered an office design in a edesign contest. I hope you will stop by and vote for me here! Voting closes Monday at 12pm EST.
The Contest
We were given some photos of an empty room and some measurements and asked to design an office for our ideal client. My ideal client for this design loves color and a vintage Bohemian style. I found the beautiful desk and designed everything around it and included vintage accessories and some really cool wallpaper to add to the vintage look.  Here are Read more […]

Labor Day Sale 55% Off Gorgeous Bohemian Rugs

My inbox is packed with news of Labor Day Sales. Some of them are really worth checking out! You may be thinking, wow, great time to get some new things to spruce up your home design but you have no idea where to start! Here are a few of my top picks!

I am a big fan of using rugs to set the tone and create a focal point in a room. Boutique Rugs is offering 55%-60% off on most of their rugs and they have some gorgeous designs! Here are a few I love. I love brilliant color, but can also appreciate Read more […]