Friday, May 22, 2009

Give "Green" A Chance

There are a lot of budget friendly and earth friendly things you can do in your everyday life. Here are a few thoughts to get you started:
♥Use low – VOC paints. They give off considerably less fumes and are less toxic to the environment.Think of it as making a better choice and not sacrificing a thing!
♥Whenever possible, opt for quality furniture. It will last longer and not make its way to the landfill. Plus it can gain new life through refinishing.
♥Be a creative recycler. Rescue beautiful pieces from your attic or a thrift store. Give them a
makeover and a place of honor in your home.
♥Long before air conditioning, we all knew that tall ceilings, porches, and trees helped keep us cool in the summer. If you are building or remodeling consider these alternatives to cut down on air conditioning costs.
♥Green living is about making smart, healthy, long term decisions. Purchase only natural materials, choose energy-efficient options when buying everything from appliances to lightbulbs.
♥Resist the urge to bring home cheap disposable stuff. Remember that everything that you throw away will last a lifetime in the landfill.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

No-Cost Decorating Teleseminar

I am so excited that my new teleseminar series is going to launch on June 16th with a very informative session on "Blueprint for Successfully Decorating Every Room in Your Home". All you need is a telephone to call in and paper and pen to take notes. I will be posting times and call-in info in the near future. See you then!
I have so much design info to impart to all of you and am so ready to start.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Decorative Rods Take Center Stage

There has been an explosion of design, materials, finishes and finials in decorative rods available for your window treatments. They can coordinate or contrast the woods and metals in your rooms. Expect to see metals in colors and the addition of glass on the finials. I was taught in my early design days that you needed to have a top treatment to finish a window design. Now with these beautiful rods, they complete the look for you with their strong design finish.

I am including the picture of the Hyde Collection of rods for you. Please note that they are on a special rare sale through June 10th.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Suggest Interior Design Seminar Topics for Me!

I will be starting to do decorating and design teleseminars for all of you. Your input is needed on issues and topics you would like to see covered. I want these seminars to cover topics relevant to all of you.
So, What is on your mind?