It’s summer and the outdoors is drenched in sunshine. Here are some SMART tips to bring some of that happy yellow indoors: Surround yourself in sunshine:    Soft yellows read light and airy. A creamy vanilla yellow provides a good base neutral that delivers the perfect amount of color without being too bland. Peachy yellow walls […]

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Is this year’s vacation a staycation? Here are some SMART TIPS on how to enjoy the Tropics right in your own home. Start with some Sea Foam Blue: Paint an accent wall, add an area rug, toss some pillows or hang it in a seascape. Infusing a bit of this sea faring color into your […]

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SMART TIPS for small spaces: Simplify – Small spaces look larger when there is less clutter, artwork and accessories. Use larger scale (but fewer) pieces of art & accessories that have high visual impact. Look for furnishings that do double duty – especially for storage. Use blinds and/or single panels to eliminate a heavy or […]

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Spring décor is taking flight. Here are some SMART Tips to help you prove that Spring is for the birds! Start with a birdcage or basket –Find a vintage birdcage and create a 3-dimensional table display. Fill it with a faux momma bird, and add her eggs, babies, nest, flowers or whatever springs to mind. […]

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Got pictures? Here are some SMART TIPS on different ways to display all those photos: Stack them:   Typically, we only think of photo display in terms of vertical placement (in an upright position). But another tactic is to put them in decorative frames and lay them flat. Stack some books on an end table, low […]

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The luck of the Irish is with us this month, so here are some SMART TIPS to help you try your luck at decorating GREEN: Start by de-cluttering your rooms:   What could be greener than removing, recycling or re-purposing the things you no longer need or want? Make an effort to plant some greens:   […]

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February is time to fall in Love … with your walls! Think of them as blank slates and see how creative you can get to re-imagine the possibilities. Here are some SMART tips to help you “feel the love” for your four walls: Show off Collections:  Transform a blank wall into a storage and/or display […]

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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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