Do our spaces truly affect our psyche?

Have you ever thought that the space around you could literally make you live happier?  Have you ever wondered why we feel better about life when our homes are clean, they smell good, we are organized, etc?  Is there is a real connection between our Psyche and our surrounding spaces. In art therapy, color is often associated with a person’s emotions. Color may also influence a person’s mental or physical state.  Our spaces can inspire us!  These links have some very interesting facts about why and how this affects us; however, today I want to share some of my personal experiences I've had with clients!

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Space Planning: The Struggle

Ever have a hard time deciding where to place your furniture or have awkward spaces that you don’t know what to do with? People ask us all the time to help with space planning and we hear from many about the struggles they have deciding where to place their sofa, or they have large windows they love to look out of or they would like their fireplace to be the focal point in the space.  Hopefully this blog will help you in making these decisions a little easier. Here are some tips to follow when deciding on a layout that works best for you and your family.

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Shelf Styling Like a Pro

Whether freestanding, built-in, or floating, shelves can add a lot of dimension and visual interest to a space.  They are the perfect place to showcase you and your family’s passions, interests, and hobbies!  The hard part is knowing how to pull all of the accessories together to create an aesthetically pleasing result with just the right amount of items.  Here are a few quick tips to have you styling shelves like a pro in no time!

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Does Paint Color Really Matter?

Many people can’t see why they may need to repaint prior to listing their home to sell.  As an Interior Designer, I can tell you it’s not about just another coat of fresh paint – it’s important to choose just the right paint colors and to know how paint color placement can actually make a property look more expensive.   Only 10% of people can see beyond what they see as they walk through a property.  That means that anything taste-specific is difficult for buyers to overlook when choosing their dream home.

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