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10 Smart Tips to Downsize in Style

As you ready for your new fun-sized lifestyle in a smaller space or apartment, here are some tried-and-true ways to create a stylish, streamlined look. Voilà! More room to enjoy what matters most.   1. Shift your mindset. There’s a lot to look forward to in a smaller space. If you’ve shifted from home to apartment, you can enjoy the freedom of maintenance-free, lock and leave living. With less items tucked away in remote basements or closets, you’ve got more of what you need at your fingertips. Embrace the lightness.   2. Measure twice, move once. It sounds obvious, but

Interior Design Predictions 2018

Interior Design Predictions for 2018

Quick: Name the design trends you’ve been hearing about over and over again in 2017. It’s pretty safe to say that millennial pink will top that list, mid-century modern is still kicking around, and, for better or for worse, shiplap became something of an HGTV-ified cultural phenomenon the way chevron was once the pattern du jour. (Though perhaps it’s safe to say that something has peaked when there are T-shirts emblazoned with #Shiplap available for sale on Etsy.) So what 2017 trends are on the way out? “Industrial chic has been on its deathbed for a while, but now it’s officially dead

2018 Color of the Year Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams’s 2018 Color of the Year

Move over, neutrals: Sherwin-Williams just announced its 2018 Color of the Year pick and it’s the opposite of muted and subtle. The company says when picking a hue prediction for 2018, it wanted to speak to the public’s growing desire for color that’s “both accessible and elusive.” The results: a deep and moody shade called Oceanside. “People today have a growing sense of adventure, and it is making its way into even the coziest corners of our homes. We are craving things that remind us of bright folklore, like mermaids and expeditions across continents,” says Sue Wadden, director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams. “Oceanside

How Interior Design Affects Your Happiness

Although the bond between interior design and our emotions has gained much attention in the last decade, this form of environmental psychology exists for thousands of year now – the Indian Vastu Shastra, the Chinese Feng Shui, etc. Because of the rise of neuroscience, scientists are doing plenty of research on this topic and finding the most incredible results. They have shown the ability of interior design elements to evoke positive or negative emotional response in people. These findings open the door to design spaces that consciously manipulate decorative elements with the goal of encouraging creativity, peace and happiness. Many

Feng Shui Interior Design

Feng Shui Your Home

Whether you are hoping to implement a few feng shui techniques to improve the flow of your home, or are thinking of hiring a feng shui consultant to give your home a complete energy makeover, learning more about this ancient art is sure to enhance your life at home. Join us and discover some of the principles at work behind feng shui, along with solutions to common design problems that may be affecting your life. At its heart, feng shui is about the concept of chi — a life force or energy flow — in your home. Just as in Traditional Chinese

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