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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 [...]

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong?

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong?

The average person at some time is going to have to pick paint colors to redo a room, a house, an office or other space. Most people get stressed out about this, and for good reason!  Why? Picking paint colors that go together well is somewhat of a mystery, and the majority of what you have heard or read about it is wrong. Picking the wrong colors costs money to redo, or stares you in the face every day if you choose to live with it. Not Read more [...]

5 Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customer and Increase Your Vacation Rental Income

Would you like to attract your ideal customer and increase your vacation rental income? Whether you have a Bed and Breakfast or other vacation rental, it is important to have your property stand out online to attract the guests you want and make the income you want. Learn more by listening to this interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence.

For additional information, see my blog articles on  Increasing your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings Read more [...]