Many people are afraid to add color to their lives whether it’s their home, office, or their wardrobe and sense of style. They tend to stick to neutral colors because it’s safe. There’s no judgment or criticism from people or external factors. People are afraid of uncertainty and usually end up gravitating to what they are comfortable with and what gives them security and stability. Walking around downtown SF, it’s a sea of people in black jackets, pants, and black bags. Rarely do I see bright blue tops, yellow shoes, or neon green bags. We see color all around us in nature from the beautiful green trees to the soothing blue sky, and the colorful flowers scattered across open fields. It’s time to let go of your fears and incorporate color to your life starting with your interior space. Spring is the perfect time to do just that. It’s a time of renewal, freshness, and new energy. Declutter and get rid of anything that no longer serves your best interest. From soft shades to vibrant hues, here are 6 paint colors to spruce up your home or office this spring season.
I love being in nature, especially hiking in the redwoods or walking along the beach. I especially love going on treks in a foreign country where I get to explore the beautiful local landscape of magnificent mountains, lush green hills, and colorful fragrant flowers. Since I love being in nature, I naturally enjoy seeing designs that incorporate plants in a residential or commercial space. There’s something so refreshing, peaceful, and calming about them. They add life, movement, texture, and good positive energy into any space. Plus, they help clean the air, lower your risk for illnesses, boosts your mood, and promotes healing. Plants are great for a corner area or an awkward space. Here are 5 tips for decorating with plants bringing beauty, character, and connection into your home or office environment.
For those of you who have never worked with a designer before and are considering hiring one for your design project, there are a few factors to consider. Besides education, work experience, and their portfolio, a good interior designer does these 5 things:
Valentine’s Day puts the emphasis on love for someone special in your life. But whether you are in a relationship or not, did you ever think that YOU are someone special in YOUR life? Why not make this day about loving yourself and self-care? You can’t love another person in a healthy way until you truly love yourself. Self-love is critical when it comes to becoming the best version of who you are. Loving yourself should be your #1 priority above anything else, even above your relationships with family or friends. When you love yourself, everything falls into place. It doesn’t matter if you are one half of a couple, it’s time to show yourself some love, starting now. In honor of YOU this Valentine’s day, here are a few ways to practice self-love.