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Dream It, Create It! Less is Best

Most of you have heard of the need for decluttering when staging a house for sale, thanks to HGTV and other design TV programs. Decluttering is crucial when listing a house but it’s also important in the homes where we dwell. As we live our lives, most of us accumulate a lot of stuff. When we cannot find space to ...

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Color Confidence, Step 3: Ready to Paint

If you’ve been dreaming of painting your home and you want a pulled-together, designer look, it’s time to move forward and make those dreams a reality. I know that selecting paint colors can be stressful and I won’t say “it’s only paint” since paint today can be expensive and the process time-consuming. I hope that you’ve read my previous Color ...

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Odds are Not Odd in Design and Decorating

Have you ever wondered how designers and decorators get items to look just right? Here’s one of their “secrets”. Odd numbers. There has been a lot of study of odd numbers in math and how they affect us aesthetically. I won’t dwell on that here but just know that you eye is usually more attracted to things in odds.

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Color Confidence, Step Two

If you read Step One for Color Confidence I hope that you’ve been thinking about a room that you want to re-color and restyle. The first step is to examine the function of that room and the mood or feeling tone that you want to create. Color can greatly influence how anyone feels in a room. Use this color meaning ...

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Build a Personalized Lamp

Do you have an object with special meaning that just sits in a in your home collecting dust. Why not turn it into a lamp. It’s easy, inexpensive and will help fulfill your creative needs.

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7 Steps for Staging a Home For Sale

Television programming about staging has been misleading viewers about what Real Estate Staging really is. Hopefully this list, the information and the photos will help clarify some of the misunderstandings. The goal of staging is to: Help a house sell for the most money possible, in the shortest amount of time.

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Color Confidence, Step One

Is adding color to your personal environment difficult? Do you struggle all of the way to the paint store to finally buy that color which you have agonized over selecting? Does color scare you? If you answered yes to any of the questions, you are not alone. My #1 consultation is a color consult due to these fears and more. ...

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Decorator Secrets… Measurements that Matter

An important measurement to know is the height that chandeliers are hung over dining tables. One of the goals in design is to create attractive and defined living areas in any room. Properly hung lighting adds warmth and is more inviting to family and guests. The light fixture to the left is in a large dining room with very high ...

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