Summer is one of my favorite times of year. It’s warm and the outdoors beckons, the colors explode with flowers, fruit, an explosion of green growth and the showiness of all the male birds. There is a feeling of abundance and adventure. Completion of all the things you have sown. It is bold and beautiful.Would you like to have that same look and feeling inside in your home year round? Take some color and other cues from nature and bring the outside in. Here is an example of what I mean.This picture Read more [...]
When you pick art for your space, what does your art mean? Why do you pick it? What does it mean to you and to the space? Is it just about the colors, shapes and patterns or does it have special meaning to you such as the remembrance of a feeling, an adventure, a loved one or an event?As an artist who creates the art for your space, the meaning behind what I create is important to me. I usually create abstract art that is not about a specific person, place or event but is more about the colors, shapes Read more [...]
When most people move into a new home, they sell their old property. But this isn’t your only option! If you want to skip the stress of marketing your home and negotiating with buyers—especially during the age of social distancing—consider turning it into a rental property. Converting your residence into a rental is a great way to get into the world of real estate investing and earn some passive income. Here are some tips and tricks to help you get set up and find your first tenants!
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Today I had a "moment" I will always remember.I started the day feeling a little depressed. The stock market has been insane and my retirement funds…well I basically just stopped looking.My Bed and Breakfast got it's first cancellation, and I expect many more to come. Not sure how my design business will fare.People are freaked out and have cleaned out the stores of hand sanitizer, hand wipes, chlorox and toilet paper. What? I just don't get the toilet paper thing. Then my 90 year old mom told Read more [...]
During these uncertain times, it is likely we are going to all be spending more time at home. Whether that is working from home or spending leisure time there rather than going out, it may be the best way to stay safe and healthy for now.
If you have not spent much time at home before, you may be looking around and thinking, wow, I wish my home looked or functioned better! I wish it was more comfortable, cozy, more of a sanctuary or an easy place to work from.
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Stay Warm This Winter and Slash Bills with These Home Efficiency Upgrades
Do you ever feel like it’s impossible to stay warm in the winter without spending a fortune on energy bills? If this sounds familiar, you may be surprised by how easy it can be to heat your home more efficiently. Smart home tech is one of our favorite solutions, but it’s not the only option. From high-tech devices to small changes in everyday habits, there are countless ways to boost Read more [...]
Getting claustrophobic in your small apartment? You don’t need to consider moving to a bigger space. If you’ve got some time on your hands, a little bit of renovation can make you feel like you’re in a totally new home for a fraction of the price. Some minor changes and adjustments here and there will grow your apartment significantly. At the same time, you can still enjoy the convenience of having a smaller place – everything is much easier to clean and organize.
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There’s no place like home to work, and it can help you maintain a healthy work-life balance when done right. You’re spared commuting, you can enjoy a flexible schedule, and working from home is known to lower stress levels and increase productivity—on top of many other benefits. Among the best ways to guarantee this is to create a working environment that’s set up for success, focus, and inspiration. Here’s how to do so without breaking the bank.Stock up on essentials.At the most fundamental Read more [...]
My inbox is overwhelmed with Black Friday specials. Some are really worth checking out! I even have a few of my own! It is a great time to get some new things to spruce up your home design. Here are a few of my top picks! But first, I just want to say Thank You!!! Thanks for being here and reading this and wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
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My inbox is packed with news of Labor Day Sales. Some of them are really worth checking out! You may be thinking, wow, great time to get some new things to spruce up your home design but you have no idea where to start! Here are a few of my top picks!
I am a big fan of using rugs to set the tone and create a focal point in a room. Boutique Rugs is offering 55%-60% off on most of their rugs and they have some gorgeous designs! Here are a few I love. I love brilliant color, but can also appreciate Read more […]