Grand Rapids MI.

13Feb 2018

Romance In The Bedroom

Day of love is just around the corner and I can give some ideas on how to have a romantic bedroom decor in your love nest. These simple steps will add a romantic setting.

Lighting is one of the most important aspects with a soft glow that makes it soothing and romantic. Don’t use harsh lighting from an overhead lighting fixture. Try a table lamp or even a chandelier these are the perfect ambiance lighting.

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Lighting photo by Hunter Bridewell

The soft color palette in blues, creams, pastels, grays, and for a fun dramatic style why not all black room. Avoid strong, bold colors like red, orange, and chartreuse green. Even though red is always connected to love, it’s too strong for a romantic bedroom.

The center of the bedroom is the bed. A cozy bed is a wonderful way to start with. Here’s are a few bed styles that say, love, upholstered headboard, poster bed with a canopy with sheer fabric, and sleigh bed give you a feeling of being embraced with headboard and foot board. These beds will speak the language of love.

Lake house photo by Joy Pupel

Lake house photo by Joy Pupel

What makes the bed even a more special love nest is the bedding. Envelope yourself in a beautiful comforter in a soft fabric. When it comes to the bedding its all about the layers that make a pretty bed. Just don’t through a comforter on the bed but add pillows as part of the layers. Try using pillows of different fabrics, laces, tassels, and some inspirational quotes on the pillows of love.

To add romance to a room with another layer is adding wallpaper/wall covering. Wallpaper can be so romantic with color and patterns. Wall covering is when using fabric to cover the walls and it can shut out the outside world as a sound bare when use padding between the wall and fabric. Wall covering gives a sense of serenity.

Window treatments are just as important to the finished room if you use soft fabric for shades or long panels. They have a function to control the lighting in the room and sound. Besides having a function, they can also be romantic just like the pillows with their fabrics, laces, and trim.

The bedroom is the first place you start your day and it’s the last place you end your day. So why not make a bedroom give add serenity and love to a romantic setting. If you are married or in a relationship want to draw someone in your life make the bedroom your place for love.  Set the mood with these simple and easy tips.

The bedroom is the first place you start your day and it’s the last place you end your day. So why not make a bedroom give add serenity and love to a romantic setting. If you are married or in a relationship want to draw someone in your life make the bedroom your place for love.  Set the mood with these simple and easy tips.

Love your bedroom now. Let me help you build a romantic bedroom contact me at

joy@grcreativespaces.com  http://grcreativespaces.com/design-packages/

15Jan 2018

Why I use a life coach

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 Why may you want to have a life coach? Because sometimes you feel out of balance or just need some perspective on what to do next in life.  That’s how I feel lately and sat down with a life coach Jillian Johnson https://jillianj.com/  For me it was trying to put all the puzzle pieces together and have a roadmap of what’s was around the corner. 

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You ask what is a life coach? It is the process addresses specific personal goals, business successes, and help discover obstacles that are in their way. They make you have accountability for your action and commit to your goals. They draw out a map for your action, so you can get what you want out of life.

 What heck does this have to do with interior design? A lot if you think about it. an Interior Designer is a life coach for your home. I draw a map (Floor Plans) and give you suggestions to improve your life within your home through balance and function with interior design. This helps you find what is blocking you from moving forward in the design process. By taking actions to set goals of making your home or office reflect your lifestyle and tell a story. Many of my clients will say that they dislike how the room looks and never use it. This is usually due to how the furniture is the placed, color, or even the lighting, all of which can throw a room off.

This is where I listen to what your need and wants are for space. These are the same steps that a life coach will take for their clients.

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The steps for your home will be:  

  1. Questionnaire to find out what are your needs and wants
  2. Come up with a plan of action
  3. Rendering
  4. Samples
  5. Shopping list
  6. Final install of your new room.

This is a process to achieve your goal of reflecting what your lifestyle is and story.

 If your home needs an Interior life coach, let’s refresh, remove, and redesign and discover what are the obstacles in your home or office.

Contact me at

http://grcreativespaces.com/

joy@grcreativespaces.com

02Apr 2017

 

Why you should add plants in your home

Why you should add plants in your home

Why you should add plants in your home.

 Green plants have a huge benefit for a better home environment. Plants will make any space feel bright, colorful, and welcoming. Plants can fit in any  spaces décor from chic, bohemian, rustic, and classic style,

You do not need to be a green thumb expert.

Trends in plants.

  1. Trends – for the non-green thumb person are Succulents plants, they are very trendy now. Require very little maintenance, inexpensive, colorful, and perfect for small apartments. Succulents plants are being seen in ego-terrariums and concrete plants.

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  • Greenery is this wedding season’s biggest trend for wedding centerpieces and bridle bouquets. Creative Spaces & Designs is doing a wedding this fall base on the greenery trend
  • Pinterest pinterest.com has thousands of boards pins with plants ideas for home décor.
  • Vintage planter fill with shapely leafy plants for the Bohemian style. I love using vintage white pottery for my plants.
  • Vining hanging plants with macramé hanger
  • Air plants

These are only a few trends in home plants.

Health benefits from plants

  1. Heath – Plants do release oxygen and moisture in to the air and this provides a natural air filler. Some plants can effectively absorbs pollutants emitted in to the air from carpets, furniture, and other synthetic materials these are called off gas. The plants that work best for cleaning the indoor air are

 

  • Spider plants     spider plant
  • Boston ferns     Boston Fren
  • Rubber tree plant    rubber-plant
  • Palm trees            Plam tree

By bringing in outdoors with plants this helps lowers your stress level. That is why it is ideal to place plants in offices and healthcare environments.

  1. Feng Shui – Philosophy in Feng Shui spring season is for new beings, growth, and expansion. Plants are used to represent the season of energy.

The following are some of the plants used for this season.

  • Pothos          pothos-potted-plant
  • Orchard                    potted-orchid-plant-blooming-plant-PL00909.425
  • Lucky Bamboo       lucky baboo

Plants with a purpose

  1. Herbs – Herbs plants are a wonderful way to add greenery with a purpose for cooking. They can be grown on a window sill and add flavor to your cooking, and provide a delicious aroma.

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Don’t forget to try a blooming plant, for example a tulip, daffodils, or a hyacinth. This is a great time of year to pick up a bulb plant with vibrant colors and appealing smells.

Finally any plant will make a pleasant gift for any occasion. You can never go wrong with a plant in any space in your home of work places. By adding a plant you add a lot to your health and interior décor.

01Mar 2017

Digital Interior Design

Digital Interior Design

Digital Interior Design

Creative Spaces & Designs is happy to offer e-Design to all our clients.

What is e-Design? A e-Design is service provided by Creative Spaces & Designs which is ideal for the client that does not have time to work with a designer but needs help from a professional designer for inspiration. The perfect solution for the DIY with all the needed tools to guide you down the path of Interior design.

With a one time flat fee per room you will receive a design package, complete with all you will need to personalize your spaces. The package will fit for your budget and allows you to accomplish a well design space in your timeline.

This service is available cross the US and abroad.

Creative Spaces & Design has 5 packages to select from. Just pick the one that best fits your needs now.

Let’s Talk: Grab a cup of coffee and let’s talk.

 

Now is the time for Q&A with the designer. You will be working with a professional designer that will give you valuable advice for 1 hour.

 

Let’s have a second cup:  A 1hour in home evaluation Q&A again you will be working with a professional designer to answer your design dilemmas.

I’ve found that most of my clients prefer this package to start with because it gives me a better scope of your design needs and wants and allows me to have better understanding of your spaces.

Let’s Move on: This is for the client that don’t have time to work with a designer but needs help from a designer. A complete room make over.

What’s in the e-Design package

You will receive the following

 

  1. Floor Plan with Furnishings
  2. 2-Style Board
  3. 3D rendering
  4. Paint Color Selection
  5. Product Listing

 

Let’s Get Cooking: Have you been fantasizing about your ideal Kitchen? This package is a custom kitchen design. If you are building or renovating, your kitchen this will make you want to cook all the time. A good functional kitchen makes life so much easier and fun to be in.

Refresh Your Space: Designer for the day is a great way to update your home with what you have already. It’s a budget friendly way to give your spaces a new fresh look.

I will come in to your home then work with what you already have. I will steal from other rooms for furniture and accessories. Move furniture with my team if needed.

This is a 6-hour revamp working section.

To find more information go to Creative Spaces & Design website http://grcreativespaces.com/design-packages/

joy@grcreativespaces.com

14Jun 2016

Staging Your Home For A Quick Sale

How can you make your home stand out during the busiest time of year for real estate? By staging it to sell.

Home staging is preparing a residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for top asking price. Staging techniques focus on improving a property’s appeal by transforming it into a welcoming and attractive home.

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9A60FFC0-CE31-4963-8559-1061D805342CPhotos By Elise Kutt  www.modbettie.com

First impressions are very important in selling your home. That’s why home staging is so essential to make that first impression a good and lasting one for anyone who enters your home or view it on line. Currently 90% of all real estate is seen on line before potential buyers will step in to any home.

Home staging can reduce a listing’s time on the market by one third to half, and could fetch as much as 6% to 20% more than a non- staged.

According to National Association of Realtors

Most important rooms to be staged:

 Rank of Importance: Room

1 Living Room

2 Kitchen

3 Master Bedroom

4 Dining Room

5 Bathroom

6 Children’s Bedroom

7 Guest Bedroom

Home staging is not a major remodeling project at all. In many cases it involves just rearranging furniture, decluttering, and cleaning.  Priority is space planning.  This is important because you want to show the scale of the room, function of the space, and help the future owner to visualize them self-living there. Remember the goal is to sell the home.

If you would like a Free check list for your home to sell quickly please contact us.    info@grcreativespaces.com

24Sep 2014

 

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Artprize Time

You can tell when its fall in Grand Rapids Mi. Artprize begins and the city becomes electric with beautiful works of art. I enjoy this time of year and always look forward to it as a volunteer for Artprize every year. I can feel the energy as downtown takes on a new vibe. Michiganders and tourists make a year ritual out of the event and meet for dinner and take in some art. It brings artists from all over the world to compete in the worlds largest art competition and tourist now make it a destination stop each fall.

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This is a good opportunity to find new pieces of art work that you can add to your home or office collection. In many cases the artist are present with the art work and educates you on the back story of the pieces. If you like the artist’s work they may have a website for you to review and have more of a selection. Some artist may be on exhibit in a local gallery year around which is also a great way to check out more of their art.

Most of the exhibitors know they will not win the grand prize of $200,000, but they all walk away as winners in many cases because of the exposure. This adds up in new sales later in the future for the artist with new requests for their art pieces.

This is one thing I love about Grand Rapids.

http://www.artprize.org/

 

 

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