Look at 10 photos of kitchen, or bath, renovations today and a good percentage of them will utilize open wall shelving. Sure they look attractive but will open shelves really work in our homes or is this a look best suited for the magazines only?
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!
Regardless of a homes decor, traditional, transitional, or modern, the desire to simplify remains a top priority for so many. Yet, actually cleaning out, up or organizing an area can be a challenge. Closets, garages, basements are all on the wish list of areas to conquer. These larger areas can be daunting, but a bath…now that is a space where we can quickly make progress!
A NEW SEASON, A FRESH START, WHAT’S ON YOUR TO DO LIST?
Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows Fall is my season! In jeans and sweaters, taking salty walks on the beach and visiting cities where the smell of changing leaves is in the air. In our home, the nesting and prep for hibernation begins with a few things on our To Do List.
As of July 2017, more than 175 million people use Pinterest every month. 75 billion Pins are currently found on the platform. These are some amazing numbers. What is even more amazing is, that less than a year ago, our design firm did not even have a Pinterest account. Gasp. Gag. Choke.
We are a society that loves our electronics. We are power junkies. Many of us have one or more cell phones, tablets and computers, that at the writing of this post, all have power cords. These cords, needed to keep all of our devices charged, are now our lifelines. Even though we make lofty plans to be less “connected”, for most of us we nearly go into withdrawal when we run out of a charge!
Oh, there is nothing better than a 3 day weekend when a “little” holiday falls on Monday. You know what kind of holiday I am talking about. One that does not require loads of planning, preparation or extra commitments. These 3 day weekends allow us to spend casual time with friends and family and still have a whole “free” day to ourselves. Perhaps like me, you’ve eaten well, laughed hard and are thinking about what you might be able to “get done” around the house with this glorious free day. There is also nothing that feels better to me than accomplishing something that has been nagging me but keeps getting pushed back on the To Do List. So I think I’ll plan a bit of “labor” for this Labor Day.