Helping you DESIGN the Life of Your Dreams DeAnnaRadaj...Helping You Design the Life of Your Dreams From the Outside In
Happy FALL!!....I couldn't resist sharing this photo...
With FALL being "offical" tomorrow (9/22/12), even though the weather may still no (it's a spectacular 78 degrees & sunny here in Charlotte). So, first off, here are some tips I offer my clients as a primer, to see if their home is "winter ready":
Alright, you've done an inspection & your home seems good to go, now what about some easy-to-implement design tips for FALL & upcoming holidays of Halloween & Thanksgiving...& as those of you who've followed me & this column, you know that the tips given here will help you make a smooth transition for each event so time & money is kept to a minimum.
To help people change the INSIDE your space:
For your front porch/deck:
I also got to contribute to an article from SheKnows.com called Update Your Home for Fall. Check it out!
Thanks to Meriam-Webster for the above picture on stair structure....Why am I posting this you ask? Well, if you're a FAN on the Bante Design facebook page (& if you're not...WHY?) there's been some great pictures & discussion regarding stairs & what you can do to make them more than just functional. From making them into a piece of art (tile, paint, quotes) to creating a more architectural focus by replacing the spindles, bannister or treads. Or, instead how to add square footage to your home by USING the space UNDER the stairs for storage, a safe room, office, bookcases....
This topic was SO popular, I devoted an episode of DeAnna on Design to this. Watch for a follow-up coming soon. If you missed the episode, here it is Stairs: an Under-Utilized Space.
I also wanted to share a wonderful FALL RITUAL that you can do on this Autumn Equinox....This is a time to release that which isn't serving us any more & to make room for all that we are about to harvest. This ritual is thanks to The PowerPath:
The Fall Equinox is Saturday, September 22 at 8:49 AM Mountain Daylight Time.
This is a good opportunity to do a ritual or ceremony to honor something you are changing and releasing; Something that comes from an old pattern from the past that still triggers and runs you. Choose something that you have been working on this month, something that has triggered you and sent you into reaction and work with it. It should also be something that you have identified as being in the way of moving forward and taking action. Ritualize it or symbolize it through writing or drawing, or choose an object to represent it; burn, bury or destroy it, and then most importantly allow a new vision, energy and intention to fill you up. It is powerful to do something like this in a group, but at the least, do it yourself.
This is a powerful time of transition. Not only are we on the heels of the Pluto/Uranus conjunction, but many other astrological influences are forcing change. It is truly a powerful time. and you can either go kicking and screaming or you can enjoy the process. We suggest you enjoy it and be amused at the outrageousness of the times, the behavior, the opportunities and the challenges!
Alright friends...a BIG shout-out to all the new tribe members & wonderful commentors from across the pond in the Land Down Under! Thank you!!! Keep the comments coming. And if there's a topic you'd like me to address regarding design & your health, feng shui, color or clutter-busting...let us know! Happ Fall!!! DeAnna :)