Up Your Game and Look Great on Zoom

Zoom meetings are becoming our new normal. We are working, learning and entertaining from home online to stay connected. Our co-workers, parents, teachers and students now have an intimate look into our homes whether we like it or not! Or do they? Not if you have a great Zoom background!Turn your messy bedroom or kitchen table into a beautiful office, or a beautifully decorated living room set up for a party designed by an Interior Designer!   The EDesign Tribe has created beautiful Zoom Room Read more [...]

How to Make Magic Happen in Your Home with Lighting

Lighting is Magic Yes you can make magic happen in your home with lighting! Lighting is magic. Lighting can make a huge difference in how your home looks and feels. You have probably heard that layering your lighting, and having three sources such as overhead lighting, table or floor lamps and task lighting is important. But what does that really mean and how does it look? And is that all you need to do to really get the look you are going for?  I find that lighting is a problem for many people Read more [...]

The #MYZOOMROOM Challenge

The eDesign Tribe has created the first Zoom Room Background Download Contest for it’s Edesigners.  The most downloads by 4/17/20 wins the challenge!  I have 3 zoom backgrounds of a beautiful, serene office. Go Green! If you like any of my designs, I would love your vote. It’s $10 to download one background and if you do, it is equal to one vote for me. Click on the images below for the links to my designs. My designs are on page 3. There are lots of other beautiful designs as well Read more [...]

How to Work from Home Stress Free

Are you trying to work at home and finding it hard to stay focused? Feeling stressed with everything going on around you? Are you uncomfortable connecting with clients online through Zoom because you don’t want them to see the background of your office or workspace?Right now, you may not have the perfect home office. You may be working from whatever space is available such as your kitchen table. Or maybe you have converted a spare room to make an office space. Maybe you normally work at home but Read more [...]

Bring the Outdoors in with Interior Design

In a recent article, Healthy Home-Feel Good with Biophilia, I talked about how as humans, we want to be connected with nature and other living things such as people, animals and plants because it makes us feel good. This longing for “connection” is called “biophilia”.I mentioned numerous ways that we could use Interior Design to to get that connection for a happier, healthier home including using natural materials, plants, animals, color, art, scents and lighting.Some of the tips I gave included:Bringing Read more [...]

How to Make Moving Your New Favorite Thing!

I hear you laughing through your computer. Yes, I know. You are thinking yeah, right! I can hardly wait to have my life interrupted with endless showings, lay awake at night wondering if I will be able to sell for a good price or will lose money, find a new house that I actually like and can afford, pack a million boxes, move a million boxes, unpack and not know where the heck anything is for months!  Yes!! I can hardly wait!OK, well, let’s think about this in a new way. How about this?  I can Read more [...]

2019- A Colorful and Exciting Year

Now that 2019 is in the rear-view mirror, I decided to look back and see what I did with all my time, what I accomplished and consider what's ahead. Have you done the same? I hope the last year was all you hoped for! What the Heck I did with my time For me, 2019 this was especially meaningful as I retired last December 31st from a 33-year career as a wildlife biologist. Although I started Northern Lights Home Staging and Design five years ago,  I had more time to work on my design business Read more [...]

Vote for my Master Bedroom Design in the Edesign Contest

I recently entered an Edesign for this global style master bedroom in a contest! We were given room dimensions and a photo, and could develop any design we wanted. I had recently seen Benjamin Moore’s new 2020 color of the year, First Light, and was not really a fan, as I am not fond of “pink or blush” for wall colors. I decided to challenge myself to come up with a design I loved using “First Light” as the wall color for this contest.

The contest is for Edesigners of the Edesign Tribe of Read more […]

Edesign- How it Works

By now, you have probably heard of Edesign, which is sometimes called online Interior Design or Virtual Design.

Edesign is a collaboration between the designer and client, where the client takes on some of the design process since the designer is not there in person to implement the design. All you DIYers out there, I am speaking your language!. As the client, you will share some of the responsibility for the design by taking room measurements, ordering the products that your designer recommends Read more […]

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 […]