Aligned Design Holiday Decorating and Gift Guide

As the seasons change and we move from summer into fall and winter, we are often inspired to change our decor for the holidays and to look for gifts.While this can be a magical time of year, it can also feel commercial and overwhelming. You may worry about how to decorate for the holidays or find the perfect gift for family, friends, clients, or co-workers.How can you stay aligned with who you are, while creating the perfect space that you enjoy and want to share during holidays?How can you find Read more [...]

Three Reasons to Change Your Decor in the Fall

As the season changes and we move from summer into fall, we are often inspired to change our decor. But why? Are there any good reasons to do it?Why yes! There are several. And they are all good for us!This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  https://northernlightsstaging.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Copy-of-blog_titles-4.mp4 1. Stay Connected to the Outdoors One way to stay connected to the outdoors is by bringing Read more [...]

Staying Healthy and Happy During this Difficult Time

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. Create a sanctuary at home. Edesign 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 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 [...]

Healthy Home-Feel Good with Biophilia

As humans, we want to be connected with nature and other living things such as people, animals and plants.  This longing for “connection” with other life forms is called “biophilia”.  The term was first used by Erich Fromm in The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness (1973) and later by Edward O. Wilson in his work Biophilia (1984). Lately, there seems to be more emphasis on this concept in the world of Interior Design.As humans we have always been connected to nature, for survival, sustenance, Read more [...]

6 Eco-Friendly Ideas for Your Next Home Remodeling Project

Whether you’re committed to reducing your carbon footprint or simply want a safe, healthy home for your family, eco-friendly remodeling is a smart choice. Eco-friendly home improvements save money and energy, and limit the amount of harmful toxins that enter your home. Eco-friendly homes also command a premium when it’s time to sell; according to the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, energy-efficient homes net 3.5% to 9% more per square foot than typical homes.

As you plan your next remodel, Read more […]

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