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Designing in Layers

I’d like to introduce you to my layers of design. I named my site ‘My Design Layers’ after the system I have developed when creating my design plans. They are specific layers that build one upon another to create a well-designed room.

These building blocks are how I approach every single design I do. The layers are arranged in an organized fashion to keep

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An adorable little house needs a new layout

Everybody knows that when you have small spaces you have to maximise your floorplan to work with your needs and not waste an inch. She was ready to renovate and she knew she would have to move some of the rooms around. But she needed more than just some ideas about what would be feasible to do, she needed to be able to see it and study her options. This is when she came to me and asked me if I could help her work out the layout of her home.

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Join me in growing Paperwhites for Christmas

Every year we see Christmas displays going up earlier and earlier. It’s all about making those holiday dollars. Right?

Not this time! This time it is actually about timing.

This year, I am getting my Paperwhites started in time for them to show us their full glory at just the right moment. For Christmas dinner.

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My Finished Kitchen

I will walk you through the progress we made, and show you how we accomplished it in sizable chunks. This will show you how I avoided getting overwhelmed by not taking on too much at once, and how we pulled it all together at the end.

This post will help you understand the importance of thinking several steps ahead to create a completed room.

This is my superpower!

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Creating a Lighting Plan

Light is a wondrous and glorious thing. It has both actual and metaphorical implications. But today we are talking about lighting your home and light can bring your home to life.

We have a saying about lighting, “If you light everything, you really light nothing because nothing is illuminated”. Think about that. Our goal is to

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Building Your Design Muscles

Lately, I have had to exercise my business muscles a bit more than stretching my design muscles but this week I got to help someone very special to me, my sister. I have to tell you it felt really good to get back to doing what I love to do, even if it was in a small way.

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