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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: De-clutter, simplify, downsize
Eight Portland designers agree that fresh paint provides the best bang for your buck to spruce up your living room. 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
By the simple act of setting up your space with intention, you say to yourself and others, “Welcome! I value you.” Continue reading
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
I’ve collected a lot of feng shui-related cartoons over the years. Here are a few to brighten your day. Continue reading
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
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
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