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A place were all ideas about interior decorating, home decor, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and real estate home staging will be discussed. Please join in the conversation and let me know what your thoughts are :-)
RECENT BLOG POSTS
Before buying your dream home, it would be nice to know the last sale price of the property wouldn't it? Would you also like to know if that basement apartment was built with a legal permit? I can guarantee that most potential home buyers would answer YES to both of these questions.  Luckily, the...
01/08/2010
The five Chinese Feng Shui elements ~ wood, fire, earth, metal, and water ~ can define five different traits of chi or energy.  These five elements are also referred to as the "five transformations" due to the fact that each element can define a specific kind of energy to change the chi of that s...
01/06/2010
From recycled glass tile, bamboo flooring, textiles, low VOC paints, cleaning products, to home design products, the trend towards green design seems to be growing due to consumer's heightened consciousness of the importance of using items that are good for our environment. Using recycled items i...
01/03/2010
As discussed is some of my earlier blogs, lighting is usually one of the least planned design elements in a home or commercial place but it has a dramatic impact on the atmosphere. Lighting can be used not only for visual comfort, but also to achieve predetermined emotional responses from the lig...
01/01/2010
This is a re-blog of a wonderful blog post written by my friend and fellow home stager Carla Davis, she works in the Ashburn, Virginia area... BLOG.CARLADAVISDESIGNS.COM: New Year's Resolution: Less Clutter, More Relaxation New Year's Resolution: Less Clutter, More Relaxation In with the New Year...
01/01/2010
Since the practice of Feng Shui has been around for 3,000 - 5,000 years and has brought prosperity and good luck to many, I felt this was the perfect place to look for business guidance for 2010.  Of course, prosperity in Feng Shui is associated with much more than wealth, it also encompasses goo...
12/31/2009
Feng Shuiis comprised on two Chinese words - feng (wind) and shui (water); the two elements that that flow and circulate everywhere on the Earth.  At the heart of Feng Shui is the desire to acknowledge the influences of the natural world and to live in harmony with it. Feng Shui is an ancient Chi...
12/27/2009
Light can influence your mood and make a space feel inviting or cold, so planning out lighting is crucial in every design scheme. A good lighting scheme should strive to enhance the overall design of any room.  Whether you are reading, cooking, working, or even trying to relax, appropriate lighti...
12/27/2009
Lately, interior design work has been keeping me quite busy.  A theme has been developing among the homeowners who call me in for their Interior Design Room Consultations.  Most homeowners are looking to simply their lives and create a more harmonious home environment while spending the least amo...
12/19/2009
The Remodeling Cost versus Value Report has been used as a guide for real estate and residential remodeling markets as it compares national and regional averages for 33 popular remodeling projects in eight U.S. cities. The latest data shows the trend is still headed downward, last year's overall ...
12/18/2009
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