By Silvia Phillips Kani Interiors
No more nightmares about Aunt Beth tripping over last year's stack of magazines. Don't panic. With a little effort and the right guidance, you can go from clutter to organized and appealing living/entertaining spaces and bring that "glow" back to your nest.
Faced with the dilemma of taking outside entertaining back into the home usually involves reorganizing and reinventing our living/entertaining areas. Where once was the kitchen/dining area only used for food prep and stacking magazines, we now have the opportunity to create a space more welcoming to guests and wrapping us in the comfort of our home.
Let's start with the basics. De-clutter and throw a fresh coat of paint on the walls.
New, exciting artwork will give a fresh ambiance to an old space. Now is the perfect time to take advantage of our fall fairs and local artisan displays. A day's drive could prove to be a treasure trove of beautiful artwork just waiting to adorn your freshly painted walls.
With the cold weather coming, this is also the perfect time to address energy saving ideas. Most of us have already changed our light bulbs, but what about stopping the cold air before it makes its way into your home. The perfect solution to this is draperies with insulating lining. Not only will they in keep the cold drafts out in the winter, but they will also keep the air conditioning bills down next summer.