Yearly Archives: 2016

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to Get Organized this year?  Well, it’s not as difficult as you think! Here are some quick & easy SMART Tips to help you: Start with Holiday Clutter:  Get rid of broken ornaments, floppy garland and items you haven’t used for years. Purchase sturdy plastic storage boxes and […]

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The holidays bring lots of activities and (sometimes) lots of snow! Even if you live where it’s warm all year, here are some SMART tips to bring a bit of Winter Wonderland indoors. Start with the tree:  Real or Faux, flocking is a must. Think white twinkle lights in snowflake or star shapes and white, […]

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The Holidays are coming and so are the guests! Make them feel at home by making the bed … something special. Here are some SMART tips to get them nestled all snug for the night.   Start with a base layer:   Select a warm-colored bottom sheet that matches the season – yellow, brown, green, red, […]

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I wouldn’t say Orange is the new Black…but I would definitely say Orange is Back! October is the perfect month to infuse some fall fun into your home and warm up the color scheme for the cool weather ahead. These SMART tips will definitely prove that Orange  has your Back: Start Small: Orange accents can […]

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Before you “deck the halls” for the holidays, why not try to “deck the hallways”? Here are some SMART tips to make those overlooked spaces instant stand-outs! Stripe or Stencil it:  Stripes can be a bold but classic choice to accent a hallway. High-contrast colors will add drama; soft shades create a subtle look and […]

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Travel abounds in the summer months. But visiting the far corners of the world may not be on your to-do list this year. But don’t cry for Argentina.  Here are some SMART tips to help bring a touch of travel-inspired design to any room in your home. Slip a Suzani into your decor:   Suzani is […]

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Bringing in a beachy vibe for the summer has come a long way from anchors, mermaids and canvas striped fabrics.  Coastal-style is the new trend. Here are some SMART tips to help you catch that design wave. Make a coastal statement:  Paint a wall, powder room, patio piece or vintage furniture item using one of […]

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Spring is the perfect time to try this season’s color trend – soft pastels!  Here are some SMART tips to guide you through the perfect selection. Sprinkle some sky blue: It’s easy to go overboard when incorporating blue into a space. But in reality, it’s best when used in moderation. Splash it in a guest […]

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MAYbe it’s time to take another look at your foyer. Keep in mind, once someone steps inside the door, it’s their first impression of how you live in your home. Here are some SMART tips to insure that first impression is a great one: Start with a tidy-up: The foyer isn’t the family dumping ground. […]

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Think a small space can’t be decorated BIG? Well, think again! Here are some SMART tips to living large in your small space. Skip area rugs: A wide expanse of bare floors creates an open, consistent look. Similar flooring (hard wood, tile, carpeting, laminate, etc.) in a similar color is ideal. Exception, anchoring the main […]

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