Monday, August 22, 2011

August Design Inspiration

For me, one of the most attractive things about living in this part of the country is that we truly have FOUR SEASONS. As each new season unfolds, with it comes an opportunity to re-express our personal style in our attire and in our home.  We grow and evolve each year, so it is natural that we are constantly updating our "look" and our "environment".  

I would like to give you some suggestions to make your home more enjoyable as you embark on each new season~

    1) Take a half an hour one morning when you are rested with a clear mind and simply walk through your home. 

     2) Make a list of your top ten things to improve or change.

     3) Narrow them down to the five items that you know you can accomplish in two weeks. Follow through with it!

     4) Take a half hour one evening and walk through your home, and repeat #2 and #3.

Little things like, changing hardware, new lamp shades, replacing an area rug, adding accent pillows or re-upholstery of a piece of furniture, are quick and easy things that can really change the way you feel when you enter a room.

Another important thing to focus on is the lighting. Lighting is different in the morning and in the evening; which is why I have listed item #4 above.  Lighting is as important as the right paint color, that perfect fabric or the "star" piece of furniture.  If there is inadequate or incorrect lighting; even the most beautiful room will never reach its full potential.

Take a look at this example of how a simple change can make a huge difference. 

I hope this gives you some food for thought.  Good luck as we enter this Fall 2011 season; and if you need help with your  "to do" list; we are always here to assist!

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