Archive for the ‘Redesign’ Category

February, Feng Shui & Valentine’s Day

February, Feng Shui & Valentine’s Day by GraceAnn Simoni Let’s give ourselves a sweet design treat, with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — Are you aware that you will spend 1/3 of your life on average sleeping? Your environment for sleeping should be of great […] Read more »

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests

How to Arrange a Dining Room for Holiday Guests by GraceAnn Simoni Here’s some great advice for the upcoming holidays, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. And so it begins…. Can you believe it? Thanksgiving—the first big Holiday of the season—is right around the corner. I love this […] Read more »

Recycled & Reused Objects Lighting

Recycled & Reused Objects Lighting At the heart of reuse, is looking at everyday objects with a new eye. Some brilliant examples? These creative chandeliers. En Pieza’s ‘Volivik’ Chandelier, Crafted from Scads of Bic Balpoint Pens. Tweelink’s ‘Madame Eiffel’ – Made from Pocketfuls of Tour Eiffel Keychains. Stuart Haygarth’s Extraordinary ‘Spectacle’, a Vision in Thousands of Pairs of Discarded Eyeglasses! Detail of Stuart Haygarth’s ‘Spectacle’ (via Core77, Very Very Fun.) […] Read more »

More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home — Books

More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home — Books I admit it. I’m a fan. Sarah Susanka just has what so many of us need, with her Not So Big House concept and books. So I snapped up her latest – More Not So Big Solutions for Your Home (Taunton Press, 2010). It didn’t disappoint. The Not So Big House movement began with Susanka’s 1998 book by the same title and has grown to […] Read more »

How to Designate a Homework Place

How to Designate a Homework Place by GraceAnn Simoni It’s that time again parents; and here’s some great advice to set your kids up for success, from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni. An Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area, GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — The kids are going back in school and the homework is starting. […] Read more »

Home Staging Tips and Timing

Home Staging Tips and Timing by GraceAnn Simoni It’s the time of year when so many people put their homes on the market. So I asked Contributor GraceAnn Simoni to share some home staging tips and advice, and some telling Before and After photographs of her work. GraceAnn is a an Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. — Home Staging – When should it start? […] Read more »

Home Organizing Starts with Editing

Home Organizing Starts with Editing by GraceAnn Simoni Here’s some great home organizing advice and a dash of “how to” motivation from Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — How are those New Year’s resolutions coming along??? Like most of you I resolved to become more organized. My […] Read more »

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye

Designers Coffeehouse — A Designer’s Eye Let’s take a break again in the virtual café as we share a cup o’ joe and a chat with a group of interior designers. Today we are joined by: Linda H. Bassert, of Masterworks Window Fashions & Design in Fairfax, Virginia Barbara Miller, of Barbara Miller Design in West Linn, Oregon Linda Merrill, of Chameleon Interiors in Duxbury, Massachusetts Kerry Ann Dame, of Posh […] Read more »

Expecting Guests for the Holidays?

Expecting Guests for the Holidays? by GraceAnn Simoni Once again, today we are joined by Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — The holidays are fast approaching. Is your guest room ready or has it become the place where everything that does not have a home […] Read more »

Armoires — Not Just for TV’s

Armoires — Not Just for TV’s by GraceAnn Simoni Once again, today we are joined by Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, a Redesign Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — So you have made the decision to purchase that wide screen or plasma TV, what becomes of the entertainment center or armoire that used to house […] Read more »

Go Green to Get an Affordable “Decorator” Look

Go Green to Get an Affordable “Decorator” Look by GraceAnn Simoni Today we are joined by Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, a Redesign Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. From time to time, GraceAnn will be sharing budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories. — “Green” design and decorating goes way beyond just purchasing the new products on the market. Each of us has the ability to apply “green” […] Read more »

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