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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Designing Your Peaceful Retreat

Why is design so important in our lives?  We often get so busy (our excuse for not blogging this summer) that we don't notice our surroundings until they don't serve our needs or provide a peaceful place to come home. It seems more than any other time of the year, the fall is when we take assessment of the environment we live in.

As an interior designer, one of my greatest joys is helping you discover your style and having you say how much you love your new space because you feel warm, comfortable and happy.

Interior design can be an afterthought for the chronically busy and priority-driven way we live today.  When you really think about how important it is to your well-being, it becomes more of a priority.

When you come home from work or from a busy day with the kids, stop for a moment and really think about how you feel when you walk in the door.  Do you feel an instant sense of calm and relaxation?  Do you feel happy and energized?

The bedroom shown above lacks any thought, personality or warmth - a room that would not improve my mood after a long day.  What about yours? Contrast this with the bedroom, below, where time has been taken to create a peaceful space, a place to renew.

Take an hour or so and walk around your home and really reflect and sense the space around you.  Do you have a place to retreat and rejuvenate after an especially trying day?

Does your home function well when you entertain?  Do you feel like an accomplished host or hostess, or do you feel slightly uneasy that some things just don't seem to work when you have more than your family around.  How does that make you feel?  Does your home reflect your personality, or is it a blend of ideas and parts and pieces that just don't seem to work together?

It's my job as a designer to help you create that perfect space that works for you in every single situation.  With today's stresses, your home should refresh you the minute you walk in the door.  Does yours? The following photos are rooms that do just that. . .they offer the right balance, they're welcoming and nurturing to the people that live in them.  Your home needs to do this for you and your family.


We'd love to share the latest trends and ideas for creating the perfect home retreat for you.  If you would like your transformations to be complete by the holidays you must call us soon.  We will do all we can to manage the timelines to make that happen for you.  Call us at 847.705.9569 or email

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