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  Lauren Balestrieri

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Fireplace Mantel Decorating Tips

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A fireplace mantel  is either a main focal point of the room or a  large secondary focal point. Either way it is a great location for decorative touches that will show your personality and style. There are a few tips to know regardless of your style or preference.   Tip #1: Start with the foundation […]

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Interior Design Styles (just a few)

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There are many interior design styles available for the liking. So many, in fact, that I lowered the amount utilized in this blog so it would not last for days! Included below are more simplified characteristics and aspects of a few different design styles. For more information, please contact Lauren Balestrieri @ info@lmarieinteriors.com   Traditional […]

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A Little Bit about Wood

There are many wood species available pending your location, needs, function, etc. Below are the main characteristics of a number of wood species. Information collected from many different collections compiled below to give you a better understanding of wood species and what will work pending your exact situation. Beware of the characteristics of each when […]

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Feng Shui Compass

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The first feng shui compass reading is taken while inside looking out. Basically, you are inside directly facing the front door. Now, it is very important to take several feng shui compass readings, as often the reading varies because of the interference of electromagnetic fields.   Move closer, or away from the front door, take the compass […]

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Yin & Yang in Feng Shui

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  The Yin Yang theory is one of the main theories of all ancient Chinese schools of thought. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), ancient martial arts, feng shui, the I Ching, and the whole Taoism cosmology are all based on the dynamics of Yin and Yang.   According to this theory, everything in our Universe is composed of two […]

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Feng Shui (Just a Start)

Feng shui is a complex theory about the world around us, things, nature, etc all affect us. Feng shui is the study of understanding the energy put out there by everything and how to harness that energy into good fortune. I definitely do not know everything about Feng Shui nor do I typically practice it, […]

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Natural Light

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This blog is going to touch on some tips for bringing in natural lighting. * Remove or tie back drapery or panels surrounding windows, open the blinds, roll up the  shades. * Light colors will help to reflect natural light * Place a mirror opposite the windows to reflect natural light * Doors with glass […]

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Design Elements To Consider

There are several design elements to consider when designing and/or decorating a space reviewed in this blog. Harmony, Balance, Focal Point, Rhythm, Contrast, Scale & Proportion. Harmony is the concept of thinking about the entire place, property, house or office. There should be consistency in the style, theme or design elements within the space that […]

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Organization Overall

Organization is what you make it and there are many tips available to assist with this. Not to add yet another blog with the same tips, but I have found there is a systematic way to designing a space to make it more efficient, organized, easy to keep and beautiful. Through years of design experience […]

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Quick Tips to Change A Room in One Afternoon…

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There are many ways to change the atmosphere and feel within a room. Some on these ideas take more energy and longer than others. Do not be discouraged, there are many ways to make little changes in one afternoon.   1. Change the flowers and plants within the space. Changing the location of various plants […]

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