Move it!

From the active design files of my brain…. Don’t be afraid to move your furniture around.  Try different arrangements.  What happens if you angle your sofa?  What happens if you move the lamp to the other side of the room?  Shake up the energy flow in your room, and see what happens and how it […]

Cattle Barons, Cancer, and my friend Susan

Mother’s Day Wishes One of the most rewarding activities I’ve participated in recently (this past March) was the Cattle Baron’s Ball of Martin County, Florida.  Now, growing up as a suburbanite in Fort Lauderdale for most of my life, the concept of something called a Cattle Baron’s Ball was a bit alien to me.  Let […]

The Elf has Landed

Nothing marks the passage of time more obviously than the growth of children from one year to the next, as I learned this morning when my 6-year old exclaimed “O.M.G.!!” when she saw where the Elf on the Shelf landed this morning. May your holidays be filled with traditions, new and old, that bring laughter […]

Get a life…style?

Can lifestyles be changed like a pair of shoes? There is no cookie-cutter solution for you.  You cannot buy a “lifestyle” out of a box, no matter how much you want to.  And isn’t that a good thing, anyway? We’re all slobs, with messy kids, and big ol’ lazy streaks.  Perhaps you have the wherewithal […]

Brighten up your lighting

Do you have a dark room that doesn’t get enough natural light?  Besides using light colors and mirrors (carefully with the mirrors) to reflect and bounce more light around, here is something else to try.  Keep your lamp shades white.  White lamp shades will help brighten and disperse the light from your fixtures more effectively.