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Your Art Reflects Your Personality. Who are You?

Your choice of art shows people who you are. Are you colorful and exotic? Free-flowing and fearless? Do you love the beautiful details? Do curves appeal to you more than straight lines? Is the journey more important than the destination? Do you like to make a dramatic statement? Do you love texture and movement in art? Do you think Mother Nature is the best designer? An art form I love to work with and may make your heart sing is called fractal art. I create it on my computer and and then Read more [...]

Ten Ways To Not Screw Up Picking Your Paint Colors

Does the thought of picking paint colors make you uneasy, nervous, and maybe a little scared?I think that is normal. Why? Because most people don't understand how color actually works, in other words, the science of color. Even many so-called experts.And so, there is a lot of bad information out there on picking paint colors and the average person is confused about how to do it and get the results they want.It is no wonder.The best way to not mess up your paint colors is to get help from an expert Read more [...]

Some Colors are Bossy. Will You Listen to Them?

Some colors are just plain bossy. You might want to ignore them, but you can't. And you shouldn't.It is not that they are overly bold or colorful.  They are just in your face. Every Single Day.They are your fixed finishes. The things you rarely change unless you are doing some significant remodeling. They are your countertops, your floors, and architectural features such as stone or brick walls or fireplaces, or other predominant features. They are the things that Read more [...]

Feel Connected and Relaxed When You Surround Yourself With the Beauty of Nature

There are 10 great reasons to love global style design. One of my favorite reasons is that Global style design is great at bringing the outside in to your designs, to help you feel connected and relaxed by surrounding yourself with the beauty of nature.  What is Global Style? Global style tells the story of your life and adventures with things you have collected in your travels and local adventures. Highlighting unique, colorful, and beautiful art and crafts Read more [...]

What Make’s Your Mother’s Day?

Another year has passed and Mother's Day is coming up in a week. What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?My mom is 92 and I have mentioned before, she at the point in her life where she is not interested in collecting more things, so I am more careful about what I can give her. Often it is flowers or a gift card to a local book store.  I am not sure yet what this years gift will be. How about you? What are you going to do to make your Mother's day?  Read more [...]

What You Do With Your Five Minutes of Infamy Shows Who You Are

Some time or another, we all get our five minutes of fame, or infamy depending on what you do with it. I think your choices tell a lot about who you are. I have had many chances for my five minutes of fame on the radio, on the dance or music stage, in publications and more. This time felt a little different, maybe because the audience seemed so big!I thought I would share my experience, in case it helps you when your five minutes comes around:) Edesign by Northern Read more [...]

How to Sell Your House Stress-Free…..or Not

Selling your home? It can be very stressful. Or not.Regardless of the circumstances, these tips can make selling your home a reason to celebrate rather than a reason to get stressed out.It doesn’t matter if it is a buyers market or a seller's market.It doesn’t matter if you are moving because it is a great opportunity or because you are being forced to.Selling doesn't have to be stressful. Who wants to be ready at a moment’s notice to leave a let a realtor show the Read more [...]

Celebrate Unique Art and Artisans while Telling Your Story with Global Style Design

There are 10 great reasons to love global style design. One of my favorite reasons is that Global style design celebrates unique art and the artists that create it while telling your story.  Tell Your Story Global style tells the story of your life and adventures with things you have collected in your travels and local adventures. Highlighting unique, colorful, and beautiful art and crafts is a wonderful way to create your perfect space.Each piece tells part of your story while creating Read more [...]

Are You Creating Expansion in Other People’s Lives?

Expansion is the thing that we all want. Expansion is a better life than we have now. It is something more, something bigger, something better. We are always striving for expansion. When people buy something, it is because it provides expansion in some way in their life.One of the reasons Interior Design is important is it creates expansion. It is worth investing in.Creating a perfect space for you gives you something more, a better life than you have now. If Read more [...]

Just a Pretty Face Will Make You Lots of Money in Your Rental Business

Do You Think Just Having a Pretty Face Won't Cut It? You may have always heard that just a pretty face doesn't cut it.]That belief is going to cost you.When it comes to the rental business, it does.  Just a pretty face attracts your customers and get's them in the door.Of course, you need more than a pretty face to keep them there or to get them to come back.But you need to attract them first. What is a Pretty Face? What do I mean by a pretty face? It is Read more [...]