WHAT CHANGES DO YOU MAKE SEASONALLY TO YOUR HOME?
Three weeks into the fall and we’ve yet to hear of anyone who does not love this season! On the contrary, most people are just giddy about the changes that come after the heat of the summer and before the chill of winter. Our homes play such a big part in the feeling of fall. For Friday Favorites let’s share ways we all will enjoy our homes this season.
HAPPY HOUR IS NEARLY THE SAME IN EVERY TIME ZONE
Time Zones can play havoc with even the most seasoned of travelers! Even a simple one hour difference can keep us checking the time. One thing that does seem to be governed by our internal clock is our beloved happy hours. Regardless if adult beverages are involved or not, the ritual of winding down the day and preparing nightly rituals is something to look forward to. Especially on a Friday!
THE ART OF GIFT GIVING
What’s the best gift to receive? To give?
USING A CLASSIC COLOR IN EVERY DECOR
Color trends for home decor come and go. Trends seldom come back again because, well, they were trendy! Overdone and often a tad boring. Designers who have been in the industry as long as we have don’t like trends. We’d much rather see our clients create homes to reflect their personalities, are in sync with the architecture of their home and use classic colors that can be timeless.
One Of These Timeless Colors Is….
OF COURSE THE FIRST THING WE WANT TO DO IS PAINT!
Designers are just like everyone else. At some point, we buy our first house. Mr. LBD Junior and I just starting to think about what we want to do to our first home before we move in. Like many others, painting is on our list!
THE BENEFIT OF FINDING THE RIGHT INTERIOR DESIGN PARTNER
It’s been said working with two designers is like putting a pair of cats in a bag and letting them work it out. It’s not a pretty thought. While we can see how this might happen, nothing could be further from the truth with our partnership. This week, with hurricane Irma looming, I am even more thankful for how well we work together from two different cities.
5 THINGS THAT CAN MAKE A HOME OFFICE AMAZING!
In 2013, one in five American’s worked from home. By 2016 the number was up to 24%. The term for working from home, while employed by someone is called “working remotely”. Being self employed often means a home office is a must. Statistics show that not being in a traditional office environment increases productivity, lowers stress, reduces turnover, and lowers real estate costs to employers. Globally, working remotely has been more the norm and is part of the future for many people everywhere. Setting up an office at home can be done pretty quickly. Creating a personalized space that inspires us may take a bit more thought….but boy can it be worth the effort!
Vivienne Westwood said it perfectly,
‘Buy less. Choose well. Make it last.’
SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN – THE BEST WAY TO UNWIND!
How many times do we hear, “There are just not enough hours in a day!” Who isn’t busy? It’s the way life is and most of us don’t want it any other way. However, we do want our homes to offer the calming, soothing sanctuaries we need to recharge. Let’s take a few clues from some Great Danes …they know how to do this!