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    The Ultimate List of Top 10 Decorating Dynamos

    The slang/informal meaning of a “dynamo” is an energetic, hardworking person.  Therefore, decorating dynamo = an energetic, hardworking decorative item.  My definition… Decorating Dynamo = Multitasker; Game changer; Clutch piece That’s what I’m talking about!  Items that each serve so many purposes and can fit any budget, no home should be without them.  I’m counting them down (or up, however you wanna look at it)… The Ultimate List of Top 10 Decorating Dynamos Garden stools These little gems can be used as extra seating, a side table, a table base (add a small tray or a well balanced oversized tray), to kick your feet up on, or just as a decorative element in any room – including…

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    Transform A Bathroom on Any Budget

    It’s true that kitchens and baths sell homes, we’ve all heard that.  But what if you’re not selling?  We all still want to have beautiful homes with spectacularly functional kitchens and luxurious bathrooms.  I know I do!  The problem is those amazing spaces can cost  pretty penny to create, right? Wrong! What if I told you that you can have the bathroom you long for on practically any budget? What if I said that you could even have the bathroom of your dreams?  Wouldn’t you want to know how? I’m here to tell you that it can be done AND I’m here to help show you how. First things 1st –…

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    New Decor for the New Year

    Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, it’s time to start looking forward to what the next year will bring.  While you’re storing away holiday trimmings and finding homes for all the new “stuff” that made its way into your life in the last 2 weeks the year, take a moment to take stock of your surroundings. Most of us set personal and professional goals; why not start off the new year right by setting goals for your home?  It’s well documented that your surroundings can have the most significant impact on your total well being, 2nd only to your own attitude toward life.  And since we spend the…

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    The Single BEST Design Advice I Could Ever Give

    I will get right to the point on this one and spare you the suspense.  THE single most important concept that I believe will change how you view and decorate your living spaces, inside & outside is….. DO NOT buy or use “SETS” of ANYTHING This is literally the BEST design advice I could ever give anyone!  Don’t just take my word for it; take a look at some examples below and decide for yourself.  Then read on for some basic tips. To be clear (and fair), there are times when it is totally appropriate (and smart) to purchase items in sets.  These are limited to: Window treatments (for obvious…

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    Change Happens – Part I: The Girly Room

    There have been lots of changes in the Green house over the last few years and I have had a hard time keeping up.  Our oldest son has been away at university for 2 years, our only daughter turned 10, and our youngest thinks he’s the oldest.  Truth…. I have been in denial and didn’t want to keep up. Well life slowed down a little after the holidays and that was the perfect opportunity to make some moves on the home front. Change happens;  we (and our surroundings) must evolve with it. As an interior designer, I am constantly challenged to keep up.  In the coming months I will bring…