THE NUMBER ONE WAY TO MAKE OUR KITCHENS LOOKS THEIR BEST

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Kitchens!  Is there another room in our homes that pulls at our heart strings more than our kitchens?  No matter if we love them, or hate them…we think about them nearly every day.  So what can we do to make them look their best?

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Don’t Mess With A Mama Bear

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INTERIOR DESIGN ISN’T ALWAYS PRETTY AND YOU’VE GOT TO KNOW WHO TO TRUST

In our design firm, we are surrounded with clients who are as passionate about their homes as we are.  They have confidence in us that we will not only prepare concept plans and specifications perfect for their project, but we will advise them when choosing the individuals who will be responsible to implement these plans.  Our team of real estate agents, builders, developers, project managers, sub contractors and vendors all can’t wait to be part of our projects.  We count on each other to perform at our best for our clients.  Our day to day, tried and true systems are in place.  Sure, we get grumpy sometimes from sheer exhaustion or frustrated like in any other business.  However, rarely does something “bug” us…as in linger and get stuck in our brains.  We are in the business of problem solving and what might undo someone in another industry rolls off us like the proverbial water off the duck’s back.

EXCEPT WHEN SOMETHING DIRECTLY AFFECTS OUR CLIENTS AND MAY CAUSE THEM A SLEEPLESS NIGHT

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road

THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME….YOUR HOME!

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Like many others this holiday weekend, Mr. LBD and I traveled.  Yes, on purpose, we chose to be in the throngs of joyous people boarding a plane in anticipation of a long weekend of fun and frolic.  This also meant we were to be among these same numbers heading home.  Anyone feel like I do that there is no place like home….especially after a trip?  I’m like a trail horse who see’s the barn on the last leg of a jaunt and I can’t wait to get back!

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Permission Granted To Come Aboard

IS THE PUSH TO DE-CLUTTER CREATING TO MUCH STRESS?

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Great…now I have to look up and learn just what the heck my energy field is!  Then I might have to decide if I want to subscribe to a site, or buy the book, to learn how to do whatever it takes to make the field be what it should be.  Yikes!  All the constant talk and barrage of telling us we need to “de-clutter” is cluttering up the cherished free spaces of my mind!  I want them back. 

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NOT ENOUGH TIME….IS YOUR CLOSET THE CULPRIT?

Are There Better Ways to Use The Closet Space You Have?

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Closets, and what they hold, are a big part of our lives .  We spend both time and money on them and what they house.  As long as we are alive, it’s an expense we are going to have no matter where we live.  Mansions with staff, family homes with revolving kids, guest and family, cottages by the sea, cabins in the woods, apartments in the cities and even hotels, all have to find ways to accommodate our stuff.  When looking at new homes, or considering a renovation to our existing spaces, this storage is high on the list.  ALL closets look larger empty which is how they lure us into spending more than we should at times.  It’s when we fill them up, sometimes to more than capacity, that our dreams are dashed.  What if we could make changes that made our days run smoother and give us the wow moment every time we peek inside?

MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY

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It’s Only Paint Right?

Choosing the right paint color for your home.

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LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST PAINT COLORS… THE FIRST TIME AROUND.

Most of us can recognize the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer .  Her expression leaves an impression that lingers with us.  What makes this portrait so memorable is not only her gaze, it is the relationship of all of the colors.   In other words, the paint. Continue reading “It’s Only Paint Right?”

Been Under Pressure Lately?

DO YOU NEED A MOTIVATIONAL MONDAY?

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We’ve prevailed and the major holiday is in the books!  The preparation, the event, the clean up…it’s exhilarating and exhausting.  Everyone is ready for some well deserved “me time”.  All we need now is permission, or the motivation, to allow ourselves to take it.

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I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair

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LAUNDRY AREAS FOR REAL PEOPLE

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It’s Monday and we all need a little Motivation to get the laundry done this week.  Half the nation has been on school spring break somewhere.  The rest of us have played hooky from weekend chores and enjoyed a little spring weather.  Regardless, in a lot of homes right now, there is laundry everywhere. Who are we kidding, this week is not too much different from any other week. There is always laundry to be done!  Unsorted, sorted and lying around in piles ready to wash, some in the washer ready to dry, some laying in the dryer wrinkling and hopefully some hanging and folded, ready to put away.

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