Put Yourself in Your Guests’ Shoes

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With the holidays upon us, take a look at what your guests will experience when they arrive at your doorstep! Put yourself in their shoes from the time they enter your home to preparation of the meal, dining, resting to relaxing by the fire. You want your guests to arrive safely to your door with a well-lit path.  This classic Arts & Crafts style goes … [Read more...]

Three is Not a Crowd!

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Ever notice that architecture, landscaping and objects that appear in threes are more memorable.  In fact they are more appealing and effective than other numbers of objects. Two of the same object simply means two. Three, of the same kind of object instantly means collection without looking cluttered. The rearrangement of a grouping of threes can … [Read more...]

Create a Comfy & Cozy Castle

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With shorter days and colder nights upon us, now is a great time to make your castle a comfy and cozy place to retreat to... Selecting warm colors like pale yellow, shades of orange, glowing golds, rich browns and soft reds will create a peaceful space. The lighting, furniture, accessories, wall colors, flooring and its textures all contribute to the feeling … [Read more...]

Don’t Overlook Your Lighting When Selling your Home!

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Americans are spending again, and that's a good sign for the economy.  After the recession in 2008, people cut back heavily on their purchases.  As more people are finding jobs and incomes have been slowing rising, this trend translates to an increase in consumer spending which is good news for the auto and housing industries. If you're about to put your house … [Read more...]

Bright Ideas for a Productive Home Office

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Kids are back at school so time to trade in that beach chair for a comfortable office chair.  Also, time to spruce up your home office and make it a place you want to work in every day. Creating a lighting scheme that successfully produces an environment that is easy to work in should be top on the list. Bringing as much natural light as you can by setting … [Read more...]