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Since Joy helped me arrange my offices I have twice as many clients and they stay twice as long for consultations. They love the vibe of the space.
Ronnie Noize, Marketing Coach, Vancouver WA
So many great colors! The painters are in heaven – the head guy said, ‘this is the coolest place I ever painted.’
Cassandra Sagan, writer, Portland OR
Joy's creative color choices transformed a former warehouse into a cheerful workspace that really supports our call center staff in the stressful work they do.
Liesl Wendt, Executive Director, 211 Info, Portland, OR
Our seniors really enjoyed your talks on downsizing and de-cluttering. You made them really think about their priorities. We all learned a lot.
Kasey Frazier, Outreach Coordinator, Clark County Sheriff's Department, WA
Joy’s sense of color and balance, her innovative ideas and her ability to see the larger picture make her services invaluable.
Holly Tashian, musician, Nashville TN
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Category Archives: It’s all feng shui
Proportion matters in how graceful a building is and how comfortable the space. Look at these examples and then look around you with fresh eyes to appreciate proportion. Continue reading
Got paper piles? Heirloom overload? Photo fatigue? Overflowing closets? Free yourself from the tyranny of Stuff with my Clutter Clearing Class at Clark College, July 15. Continue reading
Walking in my new NW Portland neighborhood I marvel at how certain homes compel me to stop because what’s out front is so delightful. Today it was a beautiful hand-carved stand that held copies of the poem of the day, … Continue reading
Eight Portland designers agree that fresh paint provides the best bang for your buck to spruce up your living room. Continue reading
Carry your camera and find color inspiration in the natural palettes all around you. Continue reading
A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading
Why give all the pleasures of an attractive home to future strangers? You could be enjoying them today in the home you intend to keep. After all, who deserves a welcoming and attractive living environment more than you? Continue reading
Empty walls beg for interesting art, but art is expensive. Here are some ways to create unique pieces of art on a budget. Continue reading