Category Archives: De-clutter, simplify, downsize

Quick Chi Pick-me-up: Paint

A living room makeover that cost nothing but elbow grease (and used up some of my stash of leftover paint). Continue reading

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Stage your home… for yourself

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

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Setting an intention for your home: sankulpa

By the simple act of setting up your space with intention, you say to yourself and others, “Welcome! I value you.” Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution: Simplify My Mind

In the quest for leading simpler, less cluttered lives, the last frontier may be our overloaded minds. The Internet is a miracle drug and an addictive one. Time to disconnect. Continue reading

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Feng Shui Funnies

I’ve collected a lot of feng shui-related cartoons over the years. Here are a few to brighten your day. Continue reading

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Repurposed rooms + paint makeover = joyful space

Formula for a low-cost makeover: creative rethinking of space needs minus extraneous furnishings plus carefully chosen paint palette = transformation! Another joyful space. Continue reading

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Steve Jobs: design lessons for the home

Steve Jobs’ life offers design lessons far beyond the tech world. Your home would benefit from his attention to detail, beauty, and simplicity. Continue reading

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Your Home Office: Supporter or Saboteur?

Learn to create a home office that supports your work with my “Six Secrets of a Successful Space” class Wed., Sept. 14, 12-1 at SOHO Marketing in Vancouver. Continue reading

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The tragedy of Pottery Barn, Ikea and Craigslist…

One of my clients, a recent widow, is downsizing. Her husband loved beautiful things – heavy silver from Tiffany’s, elegant Spode porcelain, Riedel wine glasses for every sort of wine, hand-made serving platters, artisan-made furniture. This isn’t little old lady … Continue reading

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Top two de-cluttering tips

This past week I spoke to two different senior citizen groups about de-cluttering. My two tips they felt were most helpful? 1) Take “before” photos of every nook and cranny you plan to de-clutter. Open a cupboard: snap. Open a … Continue reading

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