make it yours…

Sometimes it is harder than it looks. If we break down a room into its different elements and then make the shopping list, we can pull the items together into a cohesive space.

But first. The hardest part is the scale and making sure to fit the pieces to the space. Measure twice, cut once, so to speak. The best ways to do that are to see the pieces in person or mock up your intended pieces in the space with painters’ tape and poster paper so that you can get a sense of how they will feel. It takes longer but it is well worth it. Details like— how deep the is the sofa and can you move around it? will the armchairs tuck in under the dining table? will the painting open the space up or make the room feel crowded? will all the furniture fit onto the rug? are all important to consider. But equally important is that there is always more than one solution for the space and each quandary you encounter.

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Of course, we are always here to help. :)

calling all black thumbs...

I cannot keep plants alive. It’s a lot of responsibility to water a plant just the right amount. I either forget, water it too much, shock it with too little, flood it again and then it gives up on me, realizing I am a hopeless case. Tragic.

Now, I know that many of you have visions of horror when I say “fake plant.” I am right there with you. BUT, one of the advantages of all this amazing 21st century technology and endeavor is…you guessed it…BELIEVABLE fake plants. The kind that you don’t even bother to check, because of course they are real—Ha!—they totally fool you and all your hapless visitors.

So try out some of these and brighten it up around your home and office without threatening the lives of real plants.

You’re welcome.

xo,

Carolyn