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Decorating Ideas

These 10 Natural Plants are Good for the Office

When considering adding plant-life to an office, artificial plants are an option, but there is something to be said about the benefits of having natural plants in your proximity. Call it whatever you want – but having a bit of nature close by can be a welcome addition. With many colorful and flowering choices, natural plants in the office can bring life and warmth.

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Wallpaper Tips for the Adventurous Homeowner

Wallpaper is back! Wallpaper has transformed in a number of ways. Grandma’s florals are gone and have been replaced with modern and trendy patterns, prints and textures. The technology behind wallpaper has also changed in a big way. The adhesives and techniques our installers use make it easier to put up and tear down, if you have to. The key to wallpaper is picking the right paper, so you never want to take it down. At the end of the day, the most important thing to know about wallpaper is where to put it, and what to put up. Here are some of my best wallpaper tips for our adventurous homeowners.

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Art Heals

You probably know that high levels of stress aren’t good for you (and who even likes FEELING stressed?), but did you know how many ways stress can negatively affect your life? Numerous physical and emotional disorders are linked to stress. Read on to find out what they are and how art and home accessories can help.

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The Five Seasons of Feng Shui

In the practice of Feng Shui, we are working with life force energy, known as chi. The Feng Shui principles of the Five Elements: water, wood, fire, earth and metal represent five types of chi; which are at the core of the many Chinese forms of balancing the energy in our environments. Each one of these elements is linked to a season, color and much more.

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Tablescapes for the Holidays

Creating something beautiful and unique starts with using those objects yo hold dear and creatively styling them for the occasion. They may be inherited treasures or traditional ornaments gathered over time, but the key is that they belong to you, your family. The object – like the flower – must speak to you.

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Adding Art

In designing, there are definitely some rules and guidelines that can be applied toward every home regardless of style. Choosing paint colors last is an example of a rule that remains a rule in every case. Art is another story.

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Making a Stylish Bed

Did you know… the average American spends roughly a third of their life sleeping, so it might as well be done in style. Quality sheets and designer bedding ensembles not only make our beds more comfortable, they also make them a focal feature of any bedroom. Whether your style is classic and simple, bold and beautiful, or fun and whimsical, the best in bed linens can turn a boring bedroom into a bedazzling boudoir.

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Inviting the Chi into Your Home

There’s nothing like an inviting entrance to make you feel welcome wherever you go. By providing a nice entrance, you not only make your guests feel welcome, but the chi (energy) is welcomed, too. The entrance area is actually three-fold. The pathway leading up to your home, the actual doorway/porch area and the foyer of your home are all considered part of the entrance.

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