Blog -Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

A Flat Lay is a Bird’s Eye View of a lot of Magic Possibilities About to Unfold Before You

A flat lay is a bird's eye view of a lot of magic possibilities about to unfold before you. At its simplest, it is a picture of objects arranged on a flat surface being viewed from above. But it is so much more! When used in Interior Design, a flat lay creates endless possibilities for creating a perfect space. A flat lay is an idea filled with possibilities. As an example, here is a flat lay I created that was inspired by the beauty of Pintail duck and eagle feathers. Being a wildlife biologist Read more [...]

Three Tips to Create Your Perfect Space With Fractal Art

Fractal art is a form of computer or digital art created by calculating fractal objects, which creates still and moving images.  It is abstract art, and I love working with the brilliant colors, intricate designs, and perfect symmetry that it creates.Fractal art is magical with its beautiful colors and intricate designs.Most of the designs I create contain spirals, a universal symbol. Learn more in my article, What Does Your Art Mean?.Spirals are prevalent in nature and often symbolize connection Read more [...]

Are You Aligned with Who You are Meant to Be?

Are you in alignment with your true purpose? Are you doing what you are meant to do?  When you wake up and go to work, are you doing something you would do anyway, even if you were not getting paid? Does it feel easy, as if it were meant to be? Or are you chasing something you think you are meant to have, stressing over all the things that you must do so you can have Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing and Playing Music- Precision is Beautiful

Precision is Beautiful Precision equals beauty. I know, it sounds weird. But it's true!Today in drum class, as we were practicing our "ornaments" or rolls coming before the main notes, my teacher Amir says, "You are all playing very precisely today. It is very beautiful. Our ornaments are a series of three notes played with the left hand that lead up to the main note played with the right hand. What makes them precise and beautiful is that each note is clear, evenly Read more [...]

Are You Living the Life the Universe Wants You to Live?

There Will Only Ever Be One of You There is only one of you in all the world. There will only ever be one. You are here to do what you alone are meant to do for the world in your unique way. Are you doing it?One thing I have learned over the last year is that there is a reason I am here. That is to do what I am meant to do in my unique way, because no one else can do it like me.   It is funny. I was doing a home staging job the other day and the client asked what made me special. It Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Dancing and Playing Music- We All Hear Music Differently

Do You Hear What I Hear? In my drum class, my teacher Amir played a video of a woman singing and a drummer playing with her to a group of people. She was singing in a language we did not know. It was hard to tell from her expression what she was feeling or thinking, other than the song had a serious subject. He asked us after what the song was about and how we felt. Everyone had a different interpretation.We all hear and feel music differently. As a dancer, I Read more [...]

I Learned to Solve All My Interior Design Problems by Playing Music- Every Part Must Do Its Part

Every Part Must Do Its Part Music is made of parts and every part is critical to making the magic happen. When they work together perfectly, then you have created a masterpiece! All music has a structure. This usually includes a series of parts in order such as an introduction, a verse that is repeated several times with variations, a chorus or bridge that is different, and often the memorable highlight of the piece, a few more verses, and an ending. Often there are solos in the chorus. All Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Yellow

Do you love yellow, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space. Varying shades of yellow and gold are used in Bohemian style and Modern Global styles.Yellow is used in various shades and saturation levels in many different cultures. Warm shades of yellow are much loved in Indian-style designs. Yellows, particularly golden yellows are Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Orange

Do you love orange, and the look of Global Style Design? Fill your home with your favorite color, and the rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space.Orange is used in various shades and saturation levels in many different cultures, and shades of orange are a natural color of the desert and of rocks in many areas so shades of orange can be quite common, such as when you see terracotta.On the color wheel, orange is between Read more [...]

Let the Art be the Heart of Your Home

Your perfect space is key to your well-being.Imagine a space that looks great, feels great, and supports you to be great.You can have that when you align art, science, and energy in your design.  It's a lot easier than getting the stars to align!The right work of art helps create that alignment by making the room beautiful,  creating a focal point that brings you joy and sets the style, color palette, and energy for the room. Let the art be the heart of your home.I know, energy is a nebulous term, Read more [...]