Posts filed under ‘Decorating’

How to Have the Most Beautiful Tree on the Block

I finally got the Christmas tree put up. I’m a little behind this year, because for the first time in I don’t know how long, I had to work the day after Thanksgiving, which is my annual Tree Day. I had some friends over last night, and as usual, I had requests to be hired as their personal tree decorator. 🙂 Lacking the extra time for that, I thought I would just write an article on how to have the best tree on the block, and everyone can know how to do it. Really, it’s easy!

Continue Reading December 2, 2008 at 11:44 am 8 comments

A Power Process for Clearing Clutter

Workspaces are second only to kitchens in their magnetic pull to frightening levels of clutter. They are a vicious sucking vortex for important papers, projects, memorabilia, and generally anything else you’d prefer NOT to lose, but ultimately somehow end up feeding the morass… If you have a workspace or other small area currently draining the energy from your home (as clutter notoriously does), here is a process to POWER your way to organization.

Continue Reading October 21, 2008 at 9:06 am 6 comments

Setting Up Your New Home

As an interior designer, one of the biggest challenges I see people face is moving into a new home. There’s something really intimidating about that big blank slate. I think it is for that reason that so many fall into the trap of trying to arrange the new home exactly like the old one, in spite of the fact that they are nothing alike! While I totally understand the rationale in this behavior, its success rate is precisely one in a million… and that would only be if you’ve bought the exact same model of home you just moved out of. The steps I go through for my clients are very simple, and you can do them yourself.

Continue Reading October 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm 2 comments


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