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Mar
08

Your Home or Office Does It Make You Happy? How To Create Rooms That Make You Smile!

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Your home or office decor is very important. A huge percentage of your time is spent either in your home or office.

  • Is your home or office wonderful to go to?
  • Are they comfortable, pleasing, peace filled, even restful and happy places to be? What makes them that way? What makes your interiors comfortable surroundings to you may be different for someone else. Treat yourself today to something in your interior design that makes you smile. What is it for you?
  • Are your interiors formal or casual? Usually it is a little of each in a home or office. I have had clients who like formality in some rooms and casual in others. Take each room in your home or office and determine whether it will be formal or informal. Usually the more public rooms are casual and the private rooms are more formal.
  • In order for a space to be pleasing to you it must have items in it that you love, like, or think are visually pleasing. When you look around your room do you like what you see? Is the room uncluttered and organized? Does it have art and accessories that are pleasing to you? Some people like travel treasures that tell who they are. Other people have collections of things that they enjoy.
  • To have peace in a room is important and often overlooked. Many times this has to do with the people around you and the organization of the room. If the area is a huge mess and dirty it is nearly impossible to have true peace. What makes you relax? A cozy couch, a good book, a trickling fountain, candles? All of the above for me, even a nice fire. A view of the ocean, a lake or trees is nice too. Flowers make me smile and the sound of laughter of my kids. What is your list?
  • Again, surrounding yourself with things you love can give you a awe feeling. The world outside is out of control, but in my space, I feel peace and joy. Some people like soft fabrics, others like smooth simple contemporary pieces and some others like textures, woven furniture and baskets.
  • We all work really hard to do a great job for our clients, or to take care of our family and kids, but at the same time, do we make sure that we rest? Great work can be conceived from rest. Many times I am quiet and meditating on what is the best solution for each clients needs and what would make them the happiest for now, and designs that are lasting for the future too. My workspace must be restful to do this. Can you just be still and rest in your home or office? Can you just stop as needed and relax? It is very important to have surroundings that allow that.
  • Happy places are fun places. I believe that this is created by having your surroundings being a reflection of you. When your friends or clients leave your home or office do they think, Wow, that is such a great place to visit because it is just like my friend, (your name)?
  • Is your home or office an extension of you? Actually, it is whether you are thinking it is or not. Do you have a great sense of humor or do you have a passion for something? Does it show in your interiors? Your home or office is very important and a reflection of you. It can be a source of happiness or it can be a downer. Let us go for happiness and success in your interiors, life is too short. Show those hobbies, sports interest, love of music or whatever you are passionate about. Make an interesting interior that helps others get to know who you are!
  • Are your interiors as beautiful or handsome as you? We all have some wonderful traits so does that show in your home or office? Do your interior designs show your beauty, personality and zest for life? Do they show your favorite colors? Is there the sound of your favorite music? The sound of production, success and laughter in the business? The sound of your wonderful kids? The sight and sound of a great fire in the fireplace? Do the art and pictures have meaning and bring joy to you?

The more you surround yourself with the things you love, the more you will smile when you come into that space. The more you surround yourself with things that relax you, the more you will feel peace in that space. If needed hire a professional to put it all together in the most effective way and that is even more pleasing. Perhaps it is time to transform that ho-hum into wow! That ought to make you smile!

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Mar
06

Blog Talk Radio

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Hey there!!

Hey there!! Welcome to DC Douglas Interiors Inc.,

I am really excited to share with you interior design ideas, professional interiors tips, how to videos and fun and exciting items I have found in my worldwide search for cool stuff to use in our interiors. I am thrilled you are here!! Please comment and share with me what you are thinking about, your questions and finds and, and, and… Your feedback is much needed and very welcome so that I can help you have the home of your dreams! I would love to help in any way I can!

I am really having fun learning all about technology and having an online presence, which is a new passion (challenge) of mine. I have been an interior designer and design consultant for over 30 years. It has been, still is and will always be an exciting adventure as the world participates more in the design of our living and working spaces.

I have loved traveling the world for many years, finding wonderful accessories and furnishing for my clients and myself too! I am completely loving my life, but always have more on the bucket list to explore! My last big trip was to Isreal, which was a dream come true. I went to Fiji a few years ago to visit a client’s resort home on the amazingly beautiful private island of Wakaya. You can see a video of this project in my portfolio area. I learned how much I value freedom, people and the American way. I also learned there is a time to rest, work and play. Everyday we have the opportunity to have a great adventure, meet wonderful people and my passion is to help others have the most wonderful lifestyle by helping them move forward to creating interiors as amazing as they are! Now that is a great job!!!

Thanks again for taking the time to visit DC Douglas Interiors Inc. I’d love to get to know you! I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to learn more about you and the projects you are working on. Please feel free to leave pictures and comments. I wish you tons of success above and beyond all you desire! I would love to be a part of helping you turn those dreams into realities!

Blessings to you and yours, Sheree Douglas ASID CID

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