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Interior Design Ideas for Placing Pictures and Art on Walls

We all have art that has meaning to our lives; from family photos to souvenirs from our travels.  They are reminders of who we are, where we have been, and what we love.  If poorly positioned, sometimes those meaningful images get lost on the walls of our home.  Just by improving the placement through simple …

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Tips to Freshen up your Home for the New Year

Bring in the New Year with new found energy with these inexpensive tips: 1.  In your entry way, pick up the dead leaves and sweep out the cobwebs 2.  Polish or replace your house numbers 3.  Replace your worn doormat 4.  Make sure your exterior lights are working 5.  Change your cabinet handles 6.  Freshen …

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Visual Noise and Simplifying your Interior Design

Visual noise is physical clutter in the design world.  Growing up in Tokyo one becomes accustomed to all the visual noise of the city in the shape of advertisements on buildings, inside stations, trains, buses and virtually everywhere.  With millions of people in a confined area, space is a premium so it is filled with …

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Simple Ways to Relax and Relieve Tension

I have the most fabulous yoga instructor, John, who is very spiritual and insightful in his teachings.  He approaches yoga not only through the physical but through the mental as well.  On the point of relaxation, he always has such good advice.  Being aware of your body is a good start.  Everyone creates their own …

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Yin/Yang from an Interior Design perspective

From an interior design perspective, yin is the quiet or non-active areas of the house while yang is the active and places of gathering.  Yang rooms are the living room, kitchen and dining and the yin would be the bathrooms and bedrooms.  In the Yang room it is fine to have stimulating objects and colors …

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