Happy New Year! How is it that once the new year has begun and the bright lights of the Holiday Season are behind us, everything looks dull?  Time for change – let’s start with a “tiny tweak”.

Let’s take a tour – through your house. Start with the living room. Just stand there and look around. Pretend you’re a guest looking at this room for the very first time. What do you see? Would you be surprised if I told you that if you move the furniture around, maybe repaint, and add some colorful pillows and art you could have a “new room”? Believe it! Tiny Tweaks, what I call quick fixes, can renew a space that would dazzle even you, and it’s your own home.

Need to add texture and color? Throw a throw! This one is at The Millbrook Antique Center.

Where to begin? Think proportion, color, and ease of use. Whether you’re a minimalist, or you luxuriate in an abundance of prints, and textures, art and artifacts – you can make the old look new again.

Add a lamp! Calger Lighting is my “go to” for lamps.

Can’t quite figure out how to begin? Ask a professional. Did you know that you can hire a design consultant for as little as an hour? A day? or for an entire project? If you think that working with a professional to decorate your home is only for the very rich, or terribly inept, think again. You’d be surprised by what you can do in an hour. Try a tiny tweak. Treat yourself to a “quick fix”. Call me..

Pillows make the bed!

And if you’d like to see all the design elements you can imagine, displayed in the most imaginative ways; ways that you can adapt for your own spaces – take a tour with Designer For A Day.