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 [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Purple

Do you love purple, 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.Purple is not commonly used in many cultures because it was often an expensive color to create. So when it was used, it was often associated with royalty. On the color wheel, purple is between red and blue and can take on aspects of its neighbors. Like blue, purple can feel Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Blue

Do you love blue, 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.Blue is associated with tranquility, peace, nature, water, and the sky. It is considered by some to be a "cool" color and may affect your perception of how warm or cool you feel in a space.It may at times evoke a feeling of sadness, which may be where the expression "feeling Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Red

Do you love the look of Global Style Design? It is filled with rich colors, exotic designs, and hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space.Is red your favorite color?Red is often associated with love, passion, fire and heat, strength, power, courage,  vibrant energy, and excitement.Red can be dramatic when used in your décor.Like all colors, red means different things in different cultures. Often, when you see red as a color in a country's flag,  it Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Shades of Green

Do you love the look of Global Style Design? Do you love the rich colors, exotic designs, hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space?Is green your favorite color? Let's celebrate green, the color of nature. Global style is great for bringing the outdoors in and connecting with nature. Green is a great color to use to get that worldly look and connect the energy between the outside world and nature to your perfect interior space. An Read more [...]

The Beauty of Seeing the World in Black and White

Do you love the look of Global Style Design? Do you love the rich colors, exotic designs, hand-made works of art that bring the beauty of different cultures to life in your space?Guess what? You can still get the beauty of all those global styles in black and white. An easy way to get the look of any Global Style is with a beautiful rug, and then add some great Global Style pillows for accents.  Edesign by Northern Lights Home Staging Read more [...]

What is Your Life’s Purpose?

Several years ago I was listening to Tony Robbins online inspiring people to discover their “life’s purpose”.  I  decided at the time that mine was to create beautiful things (whether it is a home interior, piece of jewelry or stained glass, a piece of music or a dance) and share it with others to give them (and me) joy.

That was my inspiration in starting Northern Lights Home Staging and Design i 2014. For those of you who do not know me, I am also an artist (stained glass, jewelry, alcohol Read more […]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Black, White and Shades of Gray

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my recent series of blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, Complimentary, Diad, Triad, Tetrad, Split-Complimentary and Double Complimentary.Today, lets talk about using black, white and shades of gray.  To catch up on these other color schemes see my articles Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic and Create Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Try a Double-Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example, and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous, complimentary, diad, triad and tetrad color schemes. Today, lets look at a Split-Complimentary!A tetrad uses four colors  which include two complimentary color pairings. It can be difficult to balance  if you use all four colors in equal amounts it may feel like Read more [...]