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I am sitting down to write out my New Year's Resolutions. The crystal mountains are cold, but they are sparkling in soft sunshine. I am happy!
I am going to talk to
you about taking the longer view and creating better living not just
now but also in the future. Its all about value and quality.
New Year’s Resolution: To create a home that is its stylish best; creating a pretty space that enhances the lives of you and your family.
Good. Now where do you start? Well, you have just taken down all the bright Christmas decorations and the house seems drab and bare. Start by investing in one bright, inexpensive picture that fills the void.
I love the whimsy in
this picture and it includes all the new 2011
colors with a Mediterranean flavor that always gives a home that touch
So, you have chosen
your picture and your house feels a little closer to best home design.
The next thing you
want to do is to take a clipboard and walk through your house and
really look at what is there. You are going to make three lists:
If lists two and three
are the longest, don’t worry. You have a whole decade to create your
better living. It doesn’t have to happen all at once.
Now, here’s the rub:
You are going to find some items on the first list that are dated. You
and the world have changed while you have been holding on to them.
At Picture Lady we are
able to Resurrect Your Artwork and this is one of our more
affordable and gratifying services.
Create a Stylish and a Happy Home Office
Have you thought of
decorating your Home Office with our popular Photo-to
Artwork? Everybody has places they have visited, special moments in
time that filled their hearts with joy, and of course they took
photographs and kept them. Let us enlarge and turn these pictures into
works of art and bring their happiness forward into your work day.
I recall one customer
- she and her brother had visited the Philippines together and had a
good time. Her picture had two tiny figures on a tiny boat in the
middle of this big dull-gray lake. I thought to myself, now this is
going to be a challenge.
I tell you, it turned
out magic! I learned a lot about color on that project, some of which
I’ll share with you in my next newsletter. The Photo-to
Artwork brought out three or four different colors in every little
ripple on that exquisite lake. Of all the pictures we have enhanced
with this spectacular Photo-to-Artwork technique, that one is one of my
Have you heard designers talk about color flow and wondered what they mean? Look at the picture above and let’s pretend that you have now hung it in your living room. Now what if you were to take a companion piece and place it in your dining room, same colors, similar theme but not at all identical?
What you have done is
just created a flow of theme and color through your house. This is good
Do think a bit about themes
start your design
project. The homes we remember have a theme or color co-ordination that
brings it all together, with variations that make each room
while fitting in with the whole.
More next month!
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Happy New Year! Happy
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