Looking For Brighter Surroundings?

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Are you in need of some lightness during these dark cold days of winter?

Here are 5 Grace Notes to help bring clarity and lightness into your home~

Grace Notes:

1. Accessorize – it’s what separates us all!home assessories

Be smart about accessories. Accent pillows in a bold color or pattern, a bright-colored or white throw blanket and colorful fixtures will brighten up an otherwise dull room during the winter. For example, the palette of Mauve and Copper is a wonderful way to add lightness & brightness to your home in the winter months.

 

2. Don’t let your Rugs just lay there!

area rug 3Does your area rug make the room brighter? If you have a dark rug, there’s a good chance it makes the room a little too dark in the winter. Try changing it out with a lighter area rug for the season or just remove it for a few months to let your shiny hardwoods reflect natural light.

3. Declutter . . . and Discover!

declutter home 2Clutter can make a room look smaller and even darker than it should be. This winter, take just 10 minutes a day to declutter an area at a time to stay organized.

4. Create brightness with Fresh Flowers

fresh flowers 3Fresh flowers add a pop of color and life to an otherwise dark and dull space. Brighten up your living room this winter with a vase of bright flowers and use a colorful arrangement to bring a fresh look to a kitchen or bathroom. Purchase bouquets of store bought flowers and let your light shine through the home!

5. Use Mirrors . . . in the right places!

mirrors to decorateHang a mirror to help fill a room with natural light and make it brighter. To do this, hang a mirror opposite a window or sliding glass door so the light bounces off the mirror and floods the space.

I hope my Grace Notes brings Reorder ~ Refresh ~ Renew feelings to your home this winter season.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Which Do You Like To Receive a Hand-Made or Store-Bought Gift?

Here are a few simple D*I*Y projects that could be done in a day or weekend, and will be loved for a very long time . . . Who doesn’t love a Love-Made Gift From Hand?

 

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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8 Ways to Prepare for Holiday House guests

preparing a guest room 7How to Prepare the Guest Room

If you will be hosting people in your home over the holidays, the first thing you want to focus on is making their bedroom as comfortable as possible. This is the space that your guests are going to make themselves at home, so it’s important to make it cozy and welcoming.

Here are a few things to help make the room inviting:

 

  • Outfit the bed with comfortable sheets, blankets, and pillows – and if possible, don’t use old, worn bedding from years gone by. Just like you enjoy quality bedding in a hotel, plan to provide that for your guests, too. You may want to invest in a set of Egyptian cotton sheets for your guest room, and provide 2 pillows per guest (I’d suggest one fiberfill and one feather-filled.) Cover the bed with a medium weight blanket or comforter, and store extra blankets in the closet for those chilly nights.

 

  • Bedside lamps are a must. If your guest is a late-night reader, providing soft lamp lighting is much nicer than one bright overhead light in the room.

 

  • Post your WiFi network name and password in the guest room. In this tech-y day and age, your guests will most definitely want to tap in to your WiFi on their phones, computers, and tablets, so make it as easy as possible for them to do so.

 

  • A welcome basket of treats, snacks, and small toiletry items is a lovely way to say “We’re So Glad You’re Here!” I save all the small toiletry items from my hotel visits and bring them home to share with my own guests.

 

  • Fresh flowers add a beautiful touch to any room. Even a single flower in a small vase adds can add a dash of freshness, and this little touch will not go unnoticed.

 

  • Provide extra hangers in the closet and ample space to hang clothing. If there’s not enough room for a suitcase, an extra chair, ottoman, or suitcase rack solves that problem.

 

  • Place a few bottles of water on the nightstand, so your guests don’t have to venture to the kitchen at night.

 

  • Add a nightlight in the hallway and near the guest bathroom to help make a middle-of-the-night restroom visit less treacherous.

 

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

Would like to get help to organize your Holiday Preparations? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute consultation with me and learn how a Home Concierge can help you get your home ready for Holiday guests – Call me: (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com.

WHY HOME REDESIGN?

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The best compliment a homeowner can hear is how warm a visitor feels upon entering their home!  Are you missing that? Does your curb appeal or entry say ‘go away’ instead of ‘come in, sit down and relax’?  Does the energy of a particular  room make you want to run instead of sit down and relax? That is where I come in!

Have you just moved into a new home and are not sure where to put your furnishings or where to hang artwork? Are you trying to decide on window treatments?

Every room serves a purpose and tells part of your personal story!

Whether I can assist you in with a redesign of one room or the entire house, I will work with you on your budget to get fantastic results. Let’s sit down and discuss how you want those rooms to “feel” along with finding Purpose for each room. You will be amazed at what we will accomplished on a budget that you set!

Would you like your home or office redesigned? If you’d like to schedule a 30+ minute free consultation with me to learn how placement over purchase can change the way you feel about your space. Call me (860)961.6824 or Email me: cchomeconcierge@gmail.com

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl