Category Archives: Decorating

Your colors

One of the things I enjoy most about my job is picking color. Changing the color of a room is the best way to give a room new life. Most people know this, but knowing doesn’t make the picking any … Continue reading

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Sprucing up with a few changes

I just finished sprucing up a living room and dining room in Oak Park. The homeowners are very sweet couple with two young children. They didn’t want to spend a lot of money on new furniture right now, waiting (rightfully … Continue reading

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Is your wealth corner missing?

Recently my husband painted the back steps. Exciting right? (Well the color* is! See below).  But why I mention this is because the back steps sit in our wealth corner. Which means that our wealth corner is not actually in … Continue reading

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Having Trouble with the Balance of your Checkbook? Then Consider the Balance in your Home

Feng shui is the Chinese art of creating balance and harmony in one’s surroundings by following the natural creative cycle of the elements – fire, earth, metal, water, and wood. The creative cycle goes like this: ashes from fire become … Continue reading

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Napkins I’m Loving Now

This past year I started using cloth napkins instead of paper ones at mealtime. I used to only use cloth napkins for dinner parties, Thanksgiving, etc. Not sure why. At every meal I would use nice plates, nice drinking glasses, … Continue reading

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2011 Fall Colors

Last week I attended a seminar on Benjamin Moore’s 2011 color schemes. These are not new colors; rather they are 18 existing colors that Benjamin Moore has arranged in three palettes of six to help you convey a certain mood … Continue reading

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Decorating with Green

I just did my first post on my other design blog on the color yellow today. Yay! It was in reference to how yellow helps one concentrate on tasks, so it’s a good color to have at your desk when … Continue reading

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Basement Floor Options

Someone asked me the other day if we had a sump pump for our basement. I said, no, we never get that much water…and then of course we got hit. Our basement is half finished, so luckily the water stayed … Continue reading

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Pretty storage bench

If you are looking for a cute + affordable coffee table/bench seating/storage option, then check out Ballard Designs Amelia storage bench! It comes in lots of different patterns, colors, fabrics, so you can find something for every decor. The construction … Continue reading

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Beautiful custom lamp shades

It’s been awhile since I posted, but that’s good, because I’ve been busy! I’ve got lots of cool things to share during my hunt for items, but for now I’ll start with these beautiful lighting options from Stacy Garcia, available … Continue reading

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