Posted in Airbnb, Color Therapy, Interior Redesigner, Rentals

Redesign Your Summer Shack

Room RedesignImagination is as valuable as a big budget when it comes to transforming your home.

Spruce up your home for free with these easy redesign tips.

  1. TURN A STOOL INTO A SIDE TABLE. – Repurpose a seat into a handy stand, perfect for pulling up alongside a sofa or easy chair. Try one on its own, or cluster a few (even varied heights work). And remember less is more!
  2. CHANGE YOUR CHAIRS. – Matching dining sets can feel boring over time. Trade a couple of seats from the kitchen with ones in the dining room.
  3. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OPEN SHELVES. – Pull out your pretty pitchers or patterned plates and arrange them to be admired. Grab some plate stands at the dollar store to use for your colorful patterned plates as an accessory.
  4. REARRANGE LAMPS AND SHADES. – Swap a bedside lamp with one from your desk or the living room, or simply switch the shades for a different look. This is my favorite – a small design trick that has a big impact on the design of the room.
  5. RENEW A WHOLE ROOM. – Play around with your furniture configuration—reposition a sofa, rotate an area rug, or try dividing the room with an open-backed bookcase or storage unit.
  6. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX – Use a glass jar as a vase, group ottomans as a coffee table, or try a pretty basket to hold a plain planter.
  7. RE-STYLE YOUR BOOKSHELF – Since messy shelves can make an entire room look disorganized, pretty yours up with nicely colored book covers, accessories from around the home – Again, remember less is more!
  8. BRING THE OUTDOOR IN – Wicker, wrought iron and decorative aluminum furniture can create a garden-, coastal-, beach- or cottage-themed space inside.
  9. ARRANGE UNIQUE TABLESCAPES – Design mini-vignettes on tables, mantels or buffets with keepsakes, from fine china to figurines. There’s no point in keeping interesting items around if no one ever sees them.

Happy Redesign!

XO Cheryl

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Posted in artists, Crafts, DIY, Sewing, Uncategorized

A new generation 2

Hey . . . Happy Friday!

Head over to my Pinterest page to find all sorts of information for home and business. Make sure you keep checking back, I’m always adding new pins daily.

Pinterest is the one place I need to use a time management tool – I set a timer when I go on this “DIY * Crack”. I have zero experience with crack, but I heard of people’s description of it and it’s the same freakin’ feeling I get when researching DIY, designs, sewing projects on Pinterest.

So . . . I set the timer to keep me focused on the items that I want to pin to my boards – if there is no plan you could go nuts, PINNING EVERYTHING! Stay focused, make it a purposeful activity.

Happy Pinning . . . .

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Posted in Holistic Organizing, Home, Office, women business owners

Holistic Organizing

To help anyone organize you need to start somewhere. Choose a starting point: one shelf, one desk drawer, that pile of papers on the desktop. Start with the easiest spot first.

Instead of looking at the WHOLE  organizing project, I have found that breaking down the project into smaller parts can be beneficial for some, and look more confusing for others. Years ago after attending a workshop, I started using THEMES with some of my clients that were struggling with getting and staying organized.

How it works with a client that suffers from maybe some level of ADD/ADHD, Chronic Disorganization and/or Hoarders is “a theme is a way of holding a whole together while you take it apart” said by Judith Kolberg. I have an example of a theme I used years ago with a client.

The client was a nurse, going to Med School to become a doctor, had two daughters enrolled at dance school, one daughter in sports, plus the family volunteered. Her family consisted of four daughters ages 3 to 12 years old, and a husband. The client loved the Theme: Nurses Station, we worked together with the family to set-up a nurses station in an area in the dining room. This family was not using the dining room to eat meals, so I thought it would be a great way to get them back to a gathering space.

Here is a sample of the simple area we created:

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We picked a 2’ x 2’ (approx) area in the corner of the dining room. We hung on the wall a big beautiful calendar (COMMUNICATION CENTER) that the family picked out, under the calendar, I hung a nice sturdy shelf (SUPPORT) to hold highlighters, pens/pencils, post*it notes, etc. Underneath the shelf, we placed a file cabinet (SECRETARY). It had been sitting in the basement filled with Barbie & ken and all their stuff (if you’re wondering, they were evicted – they did not go quietly!). I cleaned up the file cabinet to almost new, placed it under the shelf. The secretary held all the information for each family member (patients). The file cabinet included all the things the family loved to do together; hiking, vacations, volunteer work, all the invitations, save the dates, and anything else to help this family function efficiently, with peace of mind and most importantly FUN! Between the wall and file cabinet on the left hand was a Tote (SUPPORT) for the library, dry cleaning, repairs, consignments, etc. There is one picture missing – I placed a basket on top of the file cabinet for all the mail, instead of throwing on the couch, the stairs, or countertops it has its own home.

“Holistic Organizing is not changing behavior, it just modifies it.” ~ C.C. 

Find your Theme & Have fun!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Posted in Designers, DIY, Home Makeover

Clever & Cheap Home Hacks

Spring makes everything new again . . . with tools and some elbow-grease!

I love Lisa’s down-to-earth attitude and creativity, even though she designs and decorates for Los Angeles luxury clientele, she keeps it simple with saving money along the way.

I hope you find some great cheap, clever ideas for your home. Please share your before & after photos.

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Posted in Business Concierge, Concierge, Downsize, Spring, Unique Service

This Is Your Brain On Spring Fever

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Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Posted in Concierge, Dance, Keep Focus, Motivational, Worth it

I hope you dance

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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