Jane’s Blog

May 15 2020

EXHIBIT YOUR TREASURES AND REDUCE CLUTTER Written by Jane

A beautiful set of bookshelves is about so much more than just books! Bookshelves are a design element that is both functional and decorative. They solve some of your storage issues and, at the same time, help you display decorative items, such as statuary, vases, flower arrangements, clocks, plants, photos and yes, even books!

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May 08 2020

House Plants Enhance Your Health Written by Jane

There’s so much more to houseplants than their beauty. The fact is, they can actually make you healthier and happier. During the day, during photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, freshening the air you breathe.

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May 01 2020

Continuity of Color Written by Jane

Have you ever thought – “Let’s paint our walls this weekend.  We can pick a different color for each room. Wouldn’t that be fun?”

Actually, it would be better to create a continuity of color for your home. It doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the colors, but certainly you want to create an impression of you with your color choices and set the tone for your home. 

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Apr 24 2020

Upgrade Your Home Office Written by Jane

Do you have a home office that’s an afterthought, provides function but has little thought to aesthetics? That happens to most of us at some point in our lives. Why not upgrade your home office into a personalized workspace that’s embellished with beautiful furniture, color, artwork and rugs?

A functional desk is key

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Apr 01 2020

Plan Your Projects Now Written by Jane

I hear customers and friends mention projects they want to do but never get around to doing them.  I always say these projects are what I am going to do when we get that next big snow storm and we can’t go anywhere.  Well this is that big snow storm without the snow.

Make a list of the projects you want to do.  Some things will be

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Mar 20 2020

Design Your Bedroom for Sleep Written by Jane

Did you know that one in every three people suffers from some form of insomnia? While lack of sleep can be caused by many factors, the wrong environment may add to the troubles.

Here are a few ways you can design your bedroom to help ensure a good night’s res

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Mar 01 2020

Classic Blue – Pantone Color of 2020 Written by Jane

I like to keep up to date on the new colors of the year. And although we are into March of 2020, it is never too late to talk about colors that will inspire us throughout this year.This is a good article by Adrian Thompson and Valerie Dennis Craven written for interiors + sources that I wanted to share with you.  

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Feb 25 2020

Fashion And Function Written by Jane

It can be easy to think of end tables as an afterthought. That is, until you try to set down your drink, turn on your lamp or reach for your book. So, when choosing a style, it’s important to consider what function it will serve.

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Feb 07 2020

DECLUTTERING Written by Jane

You may not realize how stressed and overwhelmed you can become by clutter. But once you start clearing out what you no longer need and organizing what you have left, chances are, you’ll feel a sense of control and accomplishment.

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Feb 01 2020

Lawrence Home Show February 22-23 Written by Jane

The Home Show, sponsored by the Lawrence Home Builders Assoc., will be February 22-23. We will again be hosted in the used car building on the south end of the Crown Toyota showroom, at 33rd and Iowa Street. It is a great way to spend an hour or two on a cold February day.

I will be at the Home Show all day Saturday and Sunday so come with your pictures and challenges.

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