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How to Decorate a Multi-Functional Space

I have often come across people who are confused about decorating a large room in their home.  They end up buying very large furniture that does nothing to make the room feel cozier or functional.  When you have a great room, it is a good idea to make it multi-functional and take advantage of the large spac.  Without adding walls, you can make the space serve different purposes for the entire family.

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Here are a few ideas to help you get started:

1.  Make a plan.

It is important to understand the function of the space around which you will be designing before you get started.  On a piece of paper, draw a rough floor plan.  Decide the areas you would like to create in your great room.  Correct placement of the furniture can help you divide the space without actually putting up walls.

2. Create conversation areas.

In your plan, chalk out areas where the family can sit together and spend time.  These can be areas to watch the television, to play video games or board games.  Use easy and comfortable furniture like sofas, ottomans, and recliners to create distinct conversational areas.  Use a day bed to visually divide the large area into two distinct functions.

3.  Create a cozy corner.

Once you have created conversational areas, also plan for a cozy corner for some quiet time.  In a corner, place a small area rug and an armchair or two.  Stack books in a book shelf behind the armchairs and install a floor lamp.  Drape a throw over the arm chair to make it appear warm and inviting.  Finally tie the cozy corner together with a small coffee table.

4.  Separating the functional areas.

Demarcating specific areas for specific functions is not difficult.  Make use of interesting area rugs to visually divide the room.  When you place furniture around an area rug, it behaves like an anchor and ties everything around it quite distinctly.  You can also make use of wooden screens to divide the room without compromising on the design aspect of the room.

5. Space to move around.

Always remember to leave adequate space to move around the furniture easily.  People navigating in the room should be able to walk with ease without bumping or having to move the furniture around.  The walkways should never be blocked with small decor like floor lamps or side tables.  As a rule of thumb, keep a three feet distance between the furniture to create easy flow.

6. Make use of circular patterns.

Finally, make use of circles.  Circles depict flow and are much easier to navigate around.  Instead of a square center table, consider using a circular one.  Choose patterns on the upholstery that have a circular pattern or curves that makes the multi-functional room easy on the eyes as well.

Here is a quick video on some other multifunctional decorating ideas.

An Introduction to Zen Decorating

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Zen decorating is a Japanese style of interior decor that embodies the values of minimalistic and simplistic living.  Does the word Zen transport you to a dreamy land of peaceful Buddahs and stress free living?  Then you are on the right track.  Applying Zen principles can help you break the stress and relax in familiar surroundings like your home or office.

A few basic principles can help convert your home or part of it into a Zen inspired space that feels like a retreat.  Here are four aspects of Zen decorating to get you started:

1) Minimalism- Decorating your home with Zen sensibilities means that you have to clear your surroundings of clutter down to the bare minimum.  Do away with knick knacks sitting on the console table, ornate displays of decorative pieces and even intricate wall papers.  The interiors must be unobstructed and filled with abundant natural light.  Think simplicity and open spaces.  Swap your exotic Victorian style furniture and upholstery with intricate patterns for simple textures and clean, straight lines.  Hide any disturbances in the room like electrical wiring and electronics that can cause stress.  This does not mean that you stop watching TV but simply place the TV in a cabinet with doors that can be shut when not in use.

2) Color Palette- Zen decorating takes its inspiration largely from nature.  Use warm, neutral colors to paint your walls.  Avoid any pops of bright colors as these will clash with the Zen style of design and disturb the balance.  Choose a muted, earthy color scheme for your upholstery, carpets and furniture as well.  Some of the most commonly used colors are creamy whites, coffee browns and shades of green.  Avoid stark colors like white and black, your palette should be warm and subdued.

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3) Nature Inspired Accents- Use minimal accessories to personalize your home.  When choosing accents, look for ones that represent the Zen elements of Feng Shui like earth, water,  fire, wood and metal.   Potted plants like bonsai and bamboo tend to create a tranquil atmosphere in the room and do not need a lot of care.  You can also place an indoor waterfall that creates a soothing trickling sound.  Fabrics made of natural fibers like wool, linen, and jute will ensure that your interiors are comfortable, warm and inviting.  Keep your walls free of intricate paintings and pictures.  If you want to hang a Zen inspired painting, limit it to only one per room.  Remember the rule of thumb- keep only what you really love, and harmonize with nature.

4) Lighting- Light is an important aspect to the Zen style of decorating.  Don’t block any natural sources of light like windows and sunroofs.  Avoid using drapes, instead you can opt for translucent screens that fill the room with abundant natural light.  For the evenings after the sun goes down, opt for wall sconces or pendant fixtures.  Instead of using only overhead fixtures that cast dark shadows, enhance the lighting by adding simple but modern wall sconces.  Dimmers can be used to set the mood.  Soft light and the scent from aromatic candles made of soy or beeswax will help you relax after a hard day of work.

In the next few weeks I will be focusing on Zen Decorating through a several videos.

Here is the first on how to accessorize a Zen inspired console:

 

The Clock is Ticking: Remember to Organize Your Home for the Holidays

With the holidays just around the corner, it is now time to look at organizing your home before you can sit back and soak in the holiday fun. Most people squirm at the thought of spending hours organizing and cleaning but the trick is to create a plan before you set off and tackle one part of your home organization before moving to the next. Organizing now will help ease the stress during the holidays.

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Here is a quick guide to help you organize the most important areas of your home:

1. Organize the pantry – Holidays are all about the joy of baking, cooking and eating. Organizing your pantry will ensure that it is well stocked and sorted. Start by removing everything from the pantry and giving the shelves a good deep clean. Weed through the food stuff and remove anything that is expired or spoilt. Next, divide the pantry into sections like organic foods, baking goods, sauces and spices, etc. and rearrange the groceries. Place your bulk purchases like soda cartons or anything too heavy on the bottom most shelf. Label the jars and canisters clearly. Finally make a list of things you need to re-stock the pantry.

2. Organize the guest room – For most part of the year guest rooms are often treated like extra storage. Organizing the guest room to ensure a comfortable stay for your guests will make them feel welcome. The first step is to clear out the clutter from closets and drawers in the guest bedroom. Make space for them to keep their belongings. Change the linens and place extra blankets in the closet. Take time to clean the guest bathroom and put out some freshly laundered towels and toiletries. On the day of their arrival, make the room feel special with flowers and some small snacks. Don’t forget to leave a jug of water and glasses.

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3. Organize the living room – Your living room will cater to the heaviest traffic during the holidays and is a reflection of your style and personality. Choose a theme for the holidays and decorate accordingly. Put away all the usual, year –round decorative pieces in the living room to make space for the holiday themed ones. Dust and clean the shelves, mantel place and side tables. Clean out your fireplace if you have one and get it professionally serviced if required. Is there enough space for everyone to be seated comfortably? Make arrangements for extra seating to avoid any last minute hassles. Finally vacuum the carpet and change the pillow cases.

4. Rev up the exteriors – The exteriors of your home should be just as beautiful as the interiors. The house should look warm and inviting to the guests coming to visit you. Rake and clean the entry way and if possible give it a good power wash. Re-paint the front door and the fence. Hang decorative planter baskets with perennials on the porch. Make sure that the house is well lit from the outside and replace any fused bulbs or broken fixtures. Decorate the exteriors with ornaments and wreaths close to the holidays.

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KWS Included in Design Bureau’s Inspiring Interiors!

I am proud on behalf of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC  to have been included in Design Bureau Magazine’s Inspiring Interiors: A Collection of the Best Interior Design Around the World- Where You Live, Where You Work Where You Play, a Special Edition that was just published!

From the neighborhood restaurant to the neighbor’s drop dead gorgeous kitchen.  From rising stars to super star designers.  From high-wattage homes to an awesome little office in a tiny corner of Canada.  From New York City to Saint Petersburg.  This coffee table edition of Design Bureau  provides a dialogue with more than 75 design professionals including me, about our most amazing interiors, the details behind the scenes, the decor that turns us on and our sources of inspiration!

In this exciting Special Edition, one of my eco-friendly children’s play area designs is featured as well as my take on the hottest design trends.  Check it out:

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To be showcased in an international design publication is certainly a BIG thrill to me and my firm.

 

Five Ways to Avoid A Home That Screams “Off the Rack”

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Interior Design by Sherry Ways of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC

What makes a home look decorator quality? Is it the right shades? Is it the perfect fabric on your sofa? What about the right flooring? It doesn’t matter. What? Actually, there’s one principle that’s fundamental to ALL decorator quality homes. It’s detail!

Oftentimes, people overlook the details in their home and don’t realize how important they really are. I can even go so far as to say – the attention you give to carefully planned detail is what separates your home from the everyday look of store bought! Detail is what creates a home with a decorator quality, look and feel. It doesn’t matter what style of furnishings you have – traditional, cottage, beach, casual. . . or even if you don’t have decorator quality furnishings!

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Interior Design by Sherry Ways of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC

Many people purchase ready-made products such as curtain panels, valances, bedding, table skirts and pillows. But what they don’t realize is by doing so, they’re dulling down their home.

I’ve listed a few things to consider about ready made products –

1. Quality – Store bought fabric items are made FAST – the workmanship and quality is on the low end of the scale. That being said, they’re made to appeal to a mass market, a larger audience, everyone and anyone! The products don’t usually last long and they wear out in no time flat, especially after you’ve laundered them for the very first time. It’s almost as if the stiffener is the thing holding them together! Here’s what’s common – stitching is missing, the hems are crooked, the seams are too small, they’ve skimped on fabric, they hang off-kilter, the corners are sloppy, the thread doesn’t match, they aren’t lined, or if there is lining it’s too short and not hemmed properly.

2. Color – The use of exquisite trims, bandings, borders and beading is virtually non-existent with ready-made. The style is basic. The colors are boring. It’s the same stuff your neighbors have. And it doesn’t provide any of the extra added ‘zip’ that would look great in your home.

3. Repetition – If you find an item you like that has some detail to it, oftentimes it’s the only one like it. When you bring it home to your house, it’s the only item in the room with that detail. This creates a lack of repetition and unity in the room. You’ll want to tie things together and create a well-thought out room. Using only one item with that one detail could be too random.

4. Decorator Details – Pay attention to items like lampshades, trim on window treatments, knobs on the kitchen cabinets, light switches, pillows, live plants, pots, accessories, etc. Think these items through and the detail opportunities they provide. It’s what professional interior designers do to make your home look ‘decorator quality’.

5. Play Hooky – On the other side of the coin, don’t be afraid to remove details to keep things simple, chic and less cluttered. Too much detail in a room can be overwhelming or too matchy-matchy and doesn’t provide a place for your eyes to rest. A carefully planned absence of detail in a room can look absolutely fabulous!
You can learn how to develop an eye for detail. It takes time, but building your ‘attention to detail’ muscle is a skill you can acquire with ease. Who knows, maybe your home could be featured in an upcoming decorator magazine!

To learn more this weekend I will be one of three panelists in the Port of Harlem’s Build/Renovate Your Own Castle taking place on Saturday April 6 th, at the Alexandria Black History Museum.   The event is FREE!  Come learn the secrets of pulling together a beautiful space.  For more information check out  http://www.portofharlem.net/pohpromotions/buildrenovatefive.html

Sherry Ways one of 25 Designers Featured in New Nursery Decor book!

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We are proud to announce that Sherry Ways – Interior Designer & Interior Decorator Washington, DC is one of 25 design professionals across the US  chosen to show a variety of looks for fun, age-appropriate rooms that can be easily updated as your baby grows in this new book, Nursery Decor by Ashley Rooney.  Featured in the book is an eco-friendly play room we designed for one of our clients.  With more than 200 color images, inspiration boards, and sketches, this colorful book is ideal for expecting parents and growing families looking for some fun decor inspiration. Long before the parents bring home the new baby, they are planning their nursery. What kind of crib or diaper stand? What color palette? What decor? There is a good deal of information available, but it can be confusing on its own. This well-illustrated book makes it easy. Look for it on Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

 

 

Book Signings, Color Workshop and Complimentary Design Consultations: Annual CCBC Women’s Expo & Conference

SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH – SUNDAY, MARCH 17 th

ANNUAL  CCBC WOMEN’S EXPO AND CONFERENCE

Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC is supporting the 12th Annual Women’s Expo MD. Women’s Expo MD is running a ticket/raffle campaign to increase attendance at this year’s event. The goal of the Women’s Expo MD event is to raise funds to provide resources and ongoing financial support for local women’s organizations.   Please consider supporting this outstanding event with the purchase of tickets.   Your $10 ticket will serve as admission to the two-day Expo event and you will be automatically entered into a raffle which features some great prizes!

The location for this two day event is:

Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) GYM 800 South Rolling Road Catonsville, MD 21228

Author and Designer Sherry Burton Ways will sign and discuss her book Feel Good Spaces and provide a special presentation on the Energy of Color in our homes and offices on Saturday, March 16th.  For National Women’s History Month, Feel Good Spaces will be on sale for $18.95 at the conference instead of $21.95!

Sherry will be on hand for a complimentary interior design consultation on both days.  Bring in your photos of your projects, floor plans, etc. and she can provide you some quick tips on how to redesign your space.

Her schedule at the CCBC Women’s Expo will be as follows:

Saturday, March 16th

12:00 noon Wellness Center – Back of Gym 1/Book Lover’s Cafe: There will be a live Radio Interview with Author and Principal Designer Sherry B. Ways:   Creating Feel Good Spaces for the Body, Mind and Spirit

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2:00 – 2:45 pm  Building K – Faculty Dining Room Presentation: The Energy of Color

Do you ever wonder why you’re more attracted to certain colors than others?  One reason is that colors vibrate at different electromagnetic frequencies which depending on your situation can feel energetically harmonious or dissonant.  The colors you choose in your home or office should say things about you:  who you are; what you wish to express; what you need, what creates the environment that you desire.  This is why, when you are moving into a new home or thinking of redecorating any space you already have, it is the perfect time to evaluate how to create a feel good space that brings out the best in you.  A space that makes you feel peaceful as well as energetic; spacious as well as secure.

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to spruce up your home is to give it a fresh, new coat of paint.  When you do, it is important to select the right colors.  Although what color you paint your home is a personal choice, you might consider a personalized color palette derived from the principles of Color Therapy.

In this mini presentation, Sherry Burton Ways, Principal of Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC will discuss the colors associated with your home’s life areas.  As she introduces each color, she will explain the effects on the body and mind,  the Chakras and will explain how the energy of that color can support specific healing goals.  You will leave this workshop with a personalized color palette for your home that will uplift you and all the members of your family.

Sunday, March 17th

Author and Principal Designer Sherry B. Ways will have a booth available to sign her book Feel Good Spaces with giveaways and other products for sale.

By clicking on the link below, you will be directed to the ticket/raffle page from where you can purchase tickets. These sales will automatically be credited towards Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC.

Click Here to Purchase Your Ticket

Thank you for your support!

Announcing the Virtual Book Tour of Sherry B. Ways Book, Feel Good Spaces: February 1-12, 2013

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Hello and welcome! I am announcing my Virtual Book Tour as I tour the internet from February 1st – February 12th to share my new book, Feel Good Spaces: A Guide To Decorating Your Home For Body, Mind, & Spirit.

You know I really wanted to share the love and the feeling I have for this book and how I came about writing it.  However, instead of doing a world wind tour around the US at book stores and the like, I thought I would share my book and what others thought about it virtually.

Feel Good Spaces is your essential resource for home decorating to create a home that is inviting, peaceful and full of great energy. You will learn home decorating ideas to design your home interior with the holistic interior décor principles and personal style without being a Feng Shui master!

Feel Good Spaces shows you how to determine what first makes you feel good and how to decorate for your own personal inner peace and joy right in your own home …and you can start today! This book is not about decorating for the joy of others; it is about decorating for your own joy!

I invite you to join me along my virtual book tour journey, sign up for my newsletter and be automatically entered into my prize drawing HERE.

Then go to each of the stops listed below and see what I’ve posted as a guest blogger. Join in the fun, meet new friends and learn new tips for designing the perfect space that sustains you!

 ~ Follow Along My Tour, Sign up for my newsletter and Enter To Win ~

Grand prize: A PERSONALIZED SIGNED copy of Feel Good Spaces A Guide To Decorating Your Home Home For Body, Mind, & Spirit along with the grand prize of a 30-minute H.O.M.E. Interior Environment Intro Coaching Session via Skype or in person depending on location.

Second Prize:  A copy of my book along with a 20-minute Color Therapy Consultation via Skype. “Color Therapy Consults for interior color is one of the first elements you notice when you walk into a room, and color resonates with you when you leave. Color sets a mood: The right color combination can transform a home or office and bring all who reside there new levels of energy. Custom color palettes for interior walls can bring happiness, harmony and well-being.”

Third Prize:  A copy of Feel Good Spaces A Guide To Decorating Your Home for Body, Mind, & Spirit.

YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP TO OUR NEWSLETTER HERE TO GET IN ON THE DRAWING!


TOUR SCHEDULE FOR THE VIRTUAL BOOKTOUR

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Day 1 – On Friday Feb. 1st Ms. Elle Smith (@prbyelle77 on Twitter) will jump start the tour stop on her blog Elle Trendy with an article: “Your Favorite Color Is For Your Healing Color.” http://lauransmith.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PRbyELLE77

Day 2 – On Saturday Feb. 2nd  Embrace Yoga DC (@embraceyogadc on Twitter) will host the tour on her blog Embrace Yoga Blog with a video: “Mid Winter Blues? Here are Two Quick Interior Tips!” http://embracedc.com/about/blog

                  Shifa Al-Bey of Oneness Wellness

Day 3 – On Sunday Feb. 3rd  Oneness Lifestyles (@onenesswellness on Twitter ) will host the tour by sharing an enlightening radio interview on their blog Oneness Life Style  http://www.onenesslifestyles.com/owl-radio-archives.html  Radio Show link and Blog  http://shifaone.wordpress.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shifa.owl

Shelly Wilson of Journey Into Consciousness

Day 4 – On Monday Feb. 4th Journey Into Consciousness  will share on her blog a special article: “Candle Color: A Healing Tool For Your Interior” http://journey-into-consciousness.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JourneyintoConsciousness

     Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten of Intentional Parenting Blog

Day 5 – On Tuesday Feb. 5th Intentional Conscious Parenting Blog  ( @intuneparenting on Twitter ) will share a review of Sherry’s new book on their blog Intentional Conscious Parenting http://www.intentionalconsciousparenting.com.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IntentionalConsciousParenting.

Dr. Kimberly McGeorge Host of The Secret to Everything

Day 6 – On Wednesday Feb. 6th Dr. Kimberly McGeorge host of Secret to Everything (@serenewellness on Twitter) will host a live radio show http://www.blogtalkradio.com/secrettoeverything at 8 P.M. Eastern time. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretToEverything

Day 7- On Thursday Feb. 7th Tonya Parker of Mind Body and Spiritworks  (@5thchakrashaman on Twitter) will share a special recorded interview with Sherry Burton Ways giving you helpful hints on how to turn any room into a space to nourish your mind, body and soul, on her website Mind Body and Spiritworks. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThroatChakraShaman

 

Day 8 – On Friday Feb. 8th Lisa Tener (@lisatener on Twitter) opens the blog door with an interview and a video: “For Inspired Authors: Your Feel Good Writing Space” on her blog http://www.lisatener.com/blog/.  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BringYourBookToLife

Day 9 – On Saturday Feb. 9th  The Artinista Art Advisory’s Sharon J. Burton  (@theartinista on Twitter) On this blog, The Artinista will feature an excerpt from the book and an online interview with Sherry on Day 9 of the tour on the Topic: How Art Can Contribute to a Feel Good Space.  This promises to be an enlightening interview, taking the subject of art from purely a passion for collectors to a tool to create a positive living space in your home!  http://theartinista.com/category/blog. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtinistaArtAdvisory.

Day 10 – On Feb. 10th  Avalaura Healing Center’s (@healeravalaura on Twitter) Avalaura Beharry continues the tour with a special recorded interview with Sherry on her website http://www.avalaura.com/. Avalaura’s Healing Center invites you to follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AvalaurasHealingCenter

  

Day 11 – On Feb. 11th Tonya Spivey (@Tonyaspivey on Twitter ) shares her book review of Feel Good Spaces: A Guide For Decorating Your Home For Body, Mind, & Spirit on her website http://tonyaspivey.com/. You can also join Tonya on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tonya-Spivey-Intuitive-Life-Stylist/171552272864163

 Day 12 – On Feb. 12th Stephanie McGencey (@sistersource on Twitter) wraps up the tour with a special article: “Organic Bedding For A Healthier You!” on her website The Sister Source http://thesistersource.com/health-watch/sherry-burton-ways-virtual-book-tour-day-12. Find out more about The Sister Source by following their updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sistersource

* Bonus: Be sure to listen to my interview with Lynn Serafinn, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, ethical marketing consultant and social reformer  on her radio show, The Seven Graces Hour where we discussed “designing for the soul.”Lynn Serafinn

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I hope you keep the dates open for this wonderful virtual book tour.  Email me your thoughts and suggestions about the interviews, videos and blog posts to info@myfeelgoodspaces.com.  I will be sure to email you back.  So stay tuned for the tour!  We are going to have a blast!

How To Avoid The Most Costly Design Mistake in 2013

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The most costly mistake that homeowners make is starting an interior design project without a plan.  Taking on a new project without a plan is like trying to drive to a strange, faraway place without a map.  This will cause you delays, increase your frustration, and cost you a bundle.  Making a plan is a lot like having a navigation system to guide you along the way.

If you consider some important steps before beginning your home design venture, you can feel more confident that your project will go as planned.

Step One:  Choose a Mood

Many homeowners get stuck trying to figure out a style.  Instead, think about how you want to feel in the room.  Before choosing even one item, decide on the mood you want to achieve: casual and comfortable … formal and elegant … cheerful and whimsical…

After you’ve chosen your desired mood, make sure that everything you choose reflects it, and your final design is sure to turn out perfectly.

Step Two:  Find an Inspiration

Find one piece that really speaks to your heart.  It can be a painting, a piece of furniture, or an area rug.  Use this piece to keep your purchases on track.  Everything you buy for the room must coordinate with that one piece.  Sometimes a picture in a magazine can be your inspiration.  Make sure your overall plan is consistent with the colors, textures, and overall theme of the picture.

Step Three:  Plan your Budget (loosely)

Home projects rarely stay within the initial budget, but it is still important to set one.  You can feel more secure if you know approximately how much you are willing to spend for the entire project, and then plan for each separate item accordingly.

Step Four:  Make a List

List the items you are keeping for your room, and also ALL the pieces you need to purchase to complete the project.  You don’t need to buy everything at once, but you should have a list before you begin.  Relating back to this list during your project will keep you on track, and also keep you on budget!

You will find that making a plan and sticking to it will force you to stay on track and achieve your design goals.  This whole process is even easier if you can share it with friends or family.  Having support will get the job done more smoothly – and with a lot more fun.  Enjoy!

Kreative Ways & Solutions, LLC is available to assist you in 2013 with your design needs.  Call us today at 1-888-280-8318 or email us at interiors@kreativeways.com for your free 30 minute phone or skype consultation regarding your project.  Make it your New Year’s resolution in action!

Six Strategies to Prepare for The End of The World Of Uninspired Home Design

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Well it is the end of the world as we know it… well sort of.   According to the ancient Mayans, the end of the world is supposed to be December 20-21st.  However, I got news for you… the end of the world as we have known it from a consciousness level is no longer the agenda.

The year 2013  is about making a shift in the collective consciousness around the world.  In order to prepare, we will need more spiritual and energetic tools.  It is now going to be about listening to your intuition and being in touch with your spiritual self.   It is about moving to action instead of waiting for permission to move forward.

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This is a time for transformation, spirituality and understanding your place and your role in co-creating the universe.  This is the end of doing it all on your own.  It is about sharing and tapping as many resources as you can.  You will want to match your personal SHIFT with an environmental SHIFT.

To do this you must create an interior that fully supports the way you want to be, and the way you want to live in the world—one where you can really thrive and enjoy every aspect of your life, with spaces that function well, and allow you to tap into your true self and your authentic gifting.  So as you prepare mentally and spiritually for this exciting shift in the universe,  your home or office  interior must be in alignment for the abundance prepared for you in 2013.   To prepare your interior for the SHIFT here are six strategies:

  1. Discover your personal (and even professional) needs and goals.
  2. Create an action plan for setting up your interior environment so that these needs and goals will be supported and fully realized.
  3. Consider spaces that integrate personal hobbies, work, and creativity into your home.
  4. Incorporate design elements that can have an emotional and psychological effect on your well-being and productivity both within the home and outside of it.
  5. Know what your personal development colors are and how to integrate them in your interior.  There is nothing like having the right customized colors in your environment to help you thrive at your highest level.
  6. Find out what your Feng Shui Five Elemental make up is and the characteristics of your Chinese natal element chart is to be able remain balanced.

You know the trend of working from home virtually has changed the mindset of the workplace. The virtual work situation has placed us in environments where we can be stimulated to be more productive.   We now have some control over the spaces in which we work.  We want beauty around us.   Take the opportunity to shape your home office or out of home office bathed in beauty.

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Why not place fresh bouquets of  flowers or installing chandeliers in your home office in order stimulate your productivity?

To help you make that SHIFT in your interior for the post-2012 world, consider our Interior Environment Coaching and Feng Shui Design services to transform your old interior design consciousness to one that is in step with 2012 .  Our services are more than equipped to help you end the world of uninspired design to a world of spaces that inspire you.  Call us today to schedule your 30 minute FREE phone consultation at 1-888-280-8318 or email us at interiors@kreativeways.com.

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