During this time of “stay home and stay safe”, many people are working from home or have lost their jobs altogether. So, that means it’s important to budget accordingly. On the other hand, with all this extra time you now have, you can use your energy to get really creative, both economically and with the […]
Bring the outside in with houseplants, indoor gardens, and lighting to keep those plants green. Enliven your living space with gallons of greenery.
I’ve been working from home for almost 10 years. After experiencing layoffs twice in two years, I simply never went back to work after the 2008 recession – correction – I never went back to work in the big office. Instead, I went through some very lean years. In fact, for one year, I stayed […]
This is the time of year when we look forward to Spring. It’s still a little early to think about planting outside, so let’s turn our attention to the house plants that we all love and desire. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh air in our homes and there’s no more effective way of […]
Yellow is the color of optimism. It is a color that conveys youthful energy. When we wear clothes of this color, we feel uplifted and confident. And sometimes, even if it is cloudy outside, it makes us feel sunny and warm inside ourselves. If you want to stand out in a crowd, this is your […]
On Beautiful Lives, we talk about the importance of designing our intimate environments to help us de-stress and relax. This is in an ongoing effort to surround ourselves with artisanal touches and other things that enhance our lives and naturally make us feel better about ourselves. ① The Best Color Scheme Plan for You First, […]
I know the importance of creating an intimate environment that includes Mother Nature during the long winter months of the north. Moreover, I know because I’ve lived in northern climates for most of my life. For instance, during the 1980s, I lived in Anchorage and still carry the Alaskan spirit with me wherever I go. […]
The living room is the soul of the home and nothing will bring your family more happiness and prosperity than a felicitous feng shui living room design.
What we think about color, especially what we think subconsciously about color, affects us as humans. Humans, in general, are visually-oriented beings.
Lately, I’ve have been thinking about designing a meditation nook in my apartment. It’s so easy to just plop down on the bed or sit just about anywhere to meditate. In fact, sometimes there is nothing else available. But, when you’re at home, it’s nice to have a very special place to surround yourself with […]
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder? Seasonal affective disorder (also known as the winter blues) is a period of major depression that most often happens during the winter months when the days grow short and you get less and less sunlight. It typically goes away in the spring and summer. VIA Web MD I grew up […]
There’s a lot of research that indicates a familiar environment plays an integral role in the healing process involved. For the last few decades, health care facilities have played a big role in the research and implementation of healing, intimate environments.