Unpacking my stories, tips, insight and advice on all things home and real estate, focusing on the heart and humor at the center of it all!
Life teaches you a lot, and since I am not always the best pupil, life will often give me more homework. Still working on it all, but happy to share what I have learned so far, in a real, down to earth way that I hope will inform, inspire and maybe even make you smile!
Realtor with Regency Real Estate Brokers DRE01773496
Yellow is SOOOOO Misunderstood
Yellow is the color of SOOO many wonderful things like the sun, butter, twinkies, honey, flowers and gold! That's a whole lot of good stuff, but can feel like too much in a room. Yellow has a lot to offer, and sometimes it wants you to have it all SO MUCH, that it can overwhelm you. Too much of anything, even sun, butter and twinkies, is not good for you.
So yellow also teaches you to THINK and to pay attention. It wants you to have the confidence to know yourself so you can have as much of this good stuff as you are comfortable with. In this way, it is a teacher or mentor. It is smart and thoughtful and a little cerebral. Maybe even a bit of a know-it-all.
See what I mean by complicated and misunderstood? But just give yellow a chance, like I did. It has a lot to offer, comes in many shades and tones, so one or two MUST be right for you. Just listen, and yellow will help you choose just the right one....or two :)
Orange is a Puppy
I love all colors, but there is something special about orange that makes it my favorite. BUT...it is not the easiest color to work with or live with, and not everyone likes it!
I am not sure why that is since it has so much to offer and is so much fun! Plus it looks great and makes other colors around it look even better.
I have my own take on colors: they have a voice, they have personalities, and when you understand that, you can understand color and how to use it.
Here I give you my take on orange and what makes it so unique and how to get the most enjoyment out of it. It DOES have a lot to offer someone who loves it back!
Talk About Color
Playing with color is wonderful! You can have so much fun with it, discovering what looks good to you AND what color has to say! If you understand a little bit about color and what each one has to say, you can be more effective at expressing yourself and your own style.
I find that each color has its own personality, its own voice! You might think that would make it harder to work with, but no. Once you understand color and what it has to say, and how that can be used to your advantage, you can easily create your own style AND enjoy doing so!
Don't be afraid of color; make it work for you. It really IS on your side! You just need to understand what it's saying. You can do it!
Nudging Color in the Right Direction
As an artist, I like playing with color to see what can happen. How different colors and combinations look and how they make me feel. Same thing with home decorating. You never know what you are going to come up with when you start playing with color. It can be fun!
It doesn't take much to make a big difference in your home or even in a room. Adding a little more color or a different color or removing some color and replacing it with a neutral, may be all you need to give your home decor a beautiful facelift.
It's about creating a cohesive look where everything works together. Balance. Harmony. And sometimes all it takes is a little nudge in the right direction to begin making some beautiful music.
When you decorate your home, you are reflecting who you are. You are making it a comfortable place for yourself by filling it full of things you love and that make you happy. It's fun to express yourself and let everyone know who you are and what you are about through your home decor and even how you live. So when friends come over, they say, "yes, this is John's house alright!" That's you and your home talking loud and clear!
What does your home say about you? What do you want it to say?
House Plants in the House!
I really enjoy keeping house plants. I do have several, so I need to make it easy on myself to take care of and maintain them. I also to make sure that so many plants will easily fit in with my decor and not overwhelm or make me look like a crazy person. Hopefully I have succeeded!
Keeping it simple and neutral as possible is the key to success when decorating with house plants (like most things). Low maintenance plants, the right containers, the right placement are a great start, but don't forget to express your own self and your own creativity with house plants! That's when you really strike gold.