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Series: The Art of Home . . . Intentional + Inspired Living

Simply be . . . . yourself . . . . .at home.
Leave the work and worries at the door.
Breath deep. One time . . again . . . and again.
Give heartfelt hellos to loved ones . . . and pets.
Slow down. . . . Relax . . . . take your shoes off.
Turn off your phone. . . Play some music.. . and
You’ve begun your Human Energy Recharge.

Welcome the series on the Art of Home. For my spring break, no travel plans. Just staying at home and popping out a series of articles around all aspects of the Art of Home, intentional and inspired living in YOUR space. Everyone has a space that they call their own no matter how grand or significant it is – it’s yours. Read more

How are Bathroom Remodeling and Making the perfect Cheesecake the same?

I once had a client who wanted me to finish their architectural plan set for a bathroom remodel with some key homeowner decisions incomplete. For instance, they were uncertain if they wanted a spa tub or a standard drop in tub, and were uncertain if they did want recessed medicine cabinets plus the location of lights: sconce lights on the mirror at eye level or a wall mounted fixture above the mirror. All of these things may seem trivial and not important but the devil in the details.

Details. Yes, these little annoying questions and details can make or break your remodel and your pocket book. As I thought about how to explain the significance of knowing most all your answers of material, layout, style before demolition work begins,  my best explanation was cheesecake. Yes, let me compare how making the perfect cheesecake and remodeling are similar. Read more

Expand, Contract

Do you remember the first place that you called “yours?” Mine, it was a small and old Victorian in a not so good part of town that I shared with a housemate. I started with only a futon mattress on the floor, peach and black colored plastic milk crates stacked on their sides as a makeshift open face dresser and a garage-sale playpen served as a crib for my very young son. It was all I could afford and I had no other furniture to my name. Read more

Seats that say Sit

Have a New Seat in the Old World

A seating vignette is one of my favorite things to play with in a home. Recently, I found myself exploring a quaint artisan Mexican town and resting in a wonderful home called Casa Cino. This house was overflowing with charming and inviting seating areas. The town of San Miguel is called the Santa Fe of Mexico.  This artisan community evolved over the last 500 years and at least 10% of the 80,000 people are Americans who live here. Touring Casa Cino, one of the newer built homes, was a spectacular experience of seeing Old World architecture and design replicated by current day craftsman. Read more

Welcome Home, Divine . . .

Are you a constant energy-out person? If you are juggling any or all of these: long work days, social commitments, charitable tasks, raising children, education/professional development, home and garden chores, personal finance management, and let’s not forget gym time, then you are likely energy imbalanced. You fall into bed exhausted and the alarm always rings too early. When do you get to truly fill up with energy-in?

We are a multi-tasking generation and culture that is constantly in motion and connected to technological devices. We drain our human battery daily. Just as we desperately seek our cell phone charger to re-juice our mobile device, we need to find our individual and unique sources to Rapidly Recharge our Human Energy.

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