Although spring is still many weeks away, I find myself thinking of the new life it brings: bulbs peeking out, early tree blossoms like Cherry and Magnolia. I also long for the colour…. I like to “force” springtime to come a bit early – it helps me through some of the dark (and wet) daysContinue reading “Spring Forward”
Author Archives: Molly Sweeney
We all have our lists – things, big and little, that we want to change, upgrade or re-do around the house. In my experience, the longer the list, the harder it is to get started: it is just too much to factor into our already busy lives! What helps when I am feeling overwhelmed, isContinue reading “Little things”
Normally, the new year is “the” time for resolutions. And usually, resolutions are changes, often significant, that we want for ourselves. Although I do reflect over the holidays about what shifts, large or small, I would like to see in my life, I have learned mostly through failure, that this time of year is anContinue reading “Making Space”
Have you noticed that “back-to-school” marketing appears earlier and earlier each year. Mid-July seems appropriate for some retailers to start planting the seeds of fall (for some families, this is barely two weeks into summer), and by now, it is full-throttle! That’s the retailers’ agenda, but is it yours? I spend from early January throughContinue reading “Resist”
Reduce, Reuse, Refresh
Although the end of the restrictions for COVID 19 seem to be in sight, we are still mostly in a work from home situation and probably like most people, the spaces we are living and working in are getting a bit stale. There is a flurry of updating taking place which is quite understandable. However,Continue reading “Reduce, Reuse, Refresh”
Before & After
Helping people improve their homes is a real pleasure for me. Sometimes, the process is quite simple, requiring a few tweaks and a re-think of what goes where and why. This post illustrates a recent transformation… The above photos show an under-utilized living room. Nothing wrong with the furnishings or art work, just not thoughtfullyContinue reading “Before & After”
Part of what makes a house a home are the personal touches… photographs, objects we acquire from travel or even more personal items, such as collections. They reflect our interests, and they reveal part of us. The growth of a collection and the tandem stories that go along with it tell a part of yourContinue reading “Collections”
What is Interior Styling?
Interior styling, in its purist form, is the art of arranging things. This involves not only what should go where, but also what to take away. It is the art of assembling a composition, whether this be the contents of a house, a room, or a bookcase. It applies to any type of style – modern, traditional, eclectic, whatever you are into – just arranged and curated in the most thoughtful way. It creates the mood of your home, and when done thoughtfully, it tells your story.
When I hear people talking about preparing for winter and “cozying” up their homes, faux fur throws and fireplaces are not the first things that come to mind. For me cozy equates to comfort, and as I see it, there are two kinds of comfort. One is the obvious comfy couch kind of comfort. TheContinue reading “Getting Cozy”
“Back to School”
I always see transitions in life as opportunities – a chance to start something new, make changes, revise plans, routines, etc. The “back to school” transition in September has stayed with me my whole life as the best timing for this, even though it has been a long time since I was at school. ThisContinue reading ““Back to School””
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