Friday, May 5, 2023
Refresh by Remixing
Don't let the square footage of your living space intimidate you when it comes to decorating your home. I always say its not the size that you are working with its how you work with the size you have. Dont be afraid to be bold and or go big. You can mix your colors, patterns and or decorating styles. There is nothing wrong with the eclectic look. You dont have to stay stuck on one style if you choose not to.
I am constantly elevating my living space staying within my primary style of decorating. Lately I have been adding bold accents and persistently looking for things on my short bucket list. I have collected enough over the years to shop my house first in my attempt to reinvent my spaces. If you preserve what you have you can always retreive things at a later time to change up the look in your home. Simple swaps and changes can give your space a whole new look. How about change your curtains, swap out a rug, change your pillow covers and throws to another color. You can paint some of your furniture pieces and or add new hardware. I have even gone as far as changing the plates on the light switches on my walls and socket covers. Many times the subtlist changes are all you need to aquire a refreshed look in your home. In four days the Spring season will begin so I have removed a lot of the darker accents in my home and changed them to lighter and brighter ones to remove the heavy feel in my rooms.
Yes, my living space is small, its not big. I mainly work with just two rooms. The third room that I used as my sitting/craft/guest room has turned back into a storage room but once again I plan to clean it out and reclaim it. That will be my next project over the next few months. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Twenty four days ago we began a new year. In the new year there will be new ideas, new projects and remixed looks as we continue to dabble in the world of home design. I am grateful for a another year, continue life and the opportunities afforded me to keep on walking in creativity, my own mind you. There is nothing wrong with gathering ideas and inspiration but in the end make your own. Express your style in the way that is most comfortable and appealing to you in your living space. It doesnt have to mimic anybody else's style, be you and do you.
When it was time to take down all the Christmas decor a few weeks ago I had the task of packing up putting away and unpacking and restyling what was displayed before the take down began. I post most things back in their place but then there were a lot of changes. My tv cabinet went from white to black with the use of leftover black paint. I did some furniture remixing and picked up a few new things after the holidays. I am one for a bargain and a sale. I have been a thrifty shopper for the most part of my adult life. I believe in repurposing things and upcycling what you have.
You dont have to break the bank to obtain a new look. You will be surprised how subtle changes can give your space a whole new look and vibe with paint, pillow cover changes, curtain swaps and just merely switching stuff around that you already have. Create and vision board and get to work. I have done this for decades. Home Design has been a passion of mind for over forty years. I thank God for my home and how it is designed within. No, I am not rich I just know how to work a space from odds and ends from flea markets and thrift stores. We have to live outside of our love for home design because bills are forever and they take priority over wants, cover your needs first and what is left you can take care of some of your wants all in due time as your finances allow. Be patient your vision will come together. Don't neglect what needs to be taken care of first and find yourself in dire straits or debt. Have fun with it. I dont know about you but its theraputic for me. It is a distraction from the calamity present in the world. I pray for those hurting, sick and struggling with everyday life because stuff is happening all around us, tomorrow is not promised to either of us. Praying the God will keep you and your family safe.
Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to sharing ideas, tips and content with you in 2023. Take care and stay safe.
Peace and Blessings
Monday, December 26, 2022
THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Advent 2022: A 4 week message of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love
Welcome to my page. I hope you were able to catch my 4 week Advent message for the 4 Sundays before Christmas. If not head over to YouTube and listen to my reflections on Jesus the past 4 Sundays.Advent means "arrival", it sheds light on an event or the arrival of a person. Advent is observed the last 4 Sundays before Christmas day. This year it began Sunday, November 27th and ends Sunday, December 24th.
On Christmas we celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth in bodily form. For many advent may just be a countdown after the Thanksgiving weekend has ended leading up to Christmas day but for believers it serves as a reflection and remembrance of Christ Jesus, born of the virgin Mary. He is God incarnate, the long-awaited Messiah. Jesus is the image of the invisible God. I like to reflect on his first coming, who He is and what He represents. There will be a message of Hope, Peace, Joy and Love.
Tuesday, December 6, 2022
Saturday, November 19, 2022
STRESS? HUH? WHAT?