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What’s Your Global Interior Design Style? Take the Quiz

What's Your Global Interior Design Style? Well, let's find out, shall we? You might be wondering, what is a global design style? 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 Read more [...]

Get the Look- Bohemian Style

Bohemian style 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,  and use 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 Read more [...]

Get the Look- Mexican Style

What is Mexican Style? Mexican interiors are full of color, are welcoming, warm and there is often a sense of playfulness and whimsy. A mix of colorful, exotic Spanish and Indian handcrafted items and practical things add old world charm. The furniture is made from solid wood or leather with designs from the Spanish and Mayan cultures. Most are made from pine, walnut and cherry. Sofas, beds and tables often have a rustic look. Rugs are usually hand woven and brightly colored. Multicolored cushions Read more [...]

How to Choose a Natural Stone for Kitchen Countertops

Countertops play two essentials roles in the kitchen: first, from a practical point of view, they make the kitchen space fully functional, and second, they serve an aesthetic purpose. Different people look for different things when choosing a kitchen countertop. Some place more importance on functionality, while others place the visual appeal of the material on the top of their list of priorities. Whatever group you belong in, natural stone offers the best of both worlds. Below, we will Read more [...]

Make a Mother Happy with the Gift of a Beautiful Home

Give her the gift of a beautiful home this year with  a Mother's Day gift certificate for an Interior Design or color consultation from Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mothers out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRde16iels Get $20 off on a gift certificate for one of my new Edesign or online services for Interior Design or Color.   Purchase your discounted online Interior Design, Interior Redesign or Color Consultation now. For Read more [...]

Dear Real Estate Agent, Don’t be Scared

When it comes to home staging, you may be scared it will cost too much, you will offend your client by recommending it and possibly lose the listing. You may be worried it will take too long and you want to get the home listed as soon as possible. You also may be scared to recommend it and that it may not work. OK, all kidding aside, you may not be "scared",  but maybe apprehensive or you are just not convinced it is the way to go. Please consider the following. According to Debra Gould, “The Read more [...]

Buying a Fixer-Upper: Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

When you’re considering buying your first home, the process can seem overwhelming. This is, after all, one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it’s a lengthy and costly one that can lead to stress and anxiety even when you have a good plan. For first-time homebuyers who are looking for a fixer-upper, the success of the project hinges on whether you do your homework in the beginning — and there can be a lot of homework. Knowing what to look for and having some decisions already Read more [...]

Selling Your Fixer-Upper: Tips to Sell Fast and For More

In a recent article, Buying a Fixer-Upper: Tips for First-Time Home buyers by Ray Flynn of the DIYGuys, you learned how to manage the buying process for a “fixer upper”, where to buy, setting a budget, what repair or design projects to tackle first, and creating curb appeal. You considered whether to stay or sell once your house is all fixed up.  Did you decide to sell? How can you sell your fixer upper fast and get the highest price for all your hard work and investment Do Your Research With Read more [...]

Best Interior Designs of 2018

Searchmetry  wrote an article, "30 Interior Designers show off their best Interior Designs from 2018" which considers Interior Designers to follow in 2019 and the most important factors they focus on. They asked Interior Designers nationwide about their favorite design projects.  Northern Lights Home Staging and Design was honored to be one of the designers selected and to receive their Best Interior Designs 2018 award. We were asked to submit our three favorite design project and discuss why Read more [...]

Embrace Color with Fractal Art for Interior Design

I recently discovered an art form called fractal art and love working with it to create beautiful pieces that are perfect for your Interior Design project! I love working with the brilliant colors, textures and the incredible detail possible with Fractal art. So what is fractal art? I do not totally understand it myself. It is a  form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects which can create still and moving images. It is a form of computer or digital art developed in the Read more [...]