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a recipe for change

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Hello, hello!  Wonderful to see you again :)  And just like that – it’s September.

A popular project this time of year is what I like to call a redesign.  This is when we give an existing space a new look or function.  Examples may include breathing new life into a living room, turning a guest room into an office, or improving the organization of a mudroom.  A redesign may include new furniture, a new color palette or accent color, flooring, lighting, window treatments, accessories, and possibly minor construction.

Contrary to popular belief, not every designer is bound and determined to reinvent the wheel that is your home.  I love to incorporate existing pieces and achieve the desired results as efficiently as possible.  Most importantly, I work with each client to develop a recipe for change that best fits their needs and goals.

So what project are you looking to tackle in the coming months?  Fall is an excellent time to create order after a chaotic summer as well as plan ahead for holiday entertaining.  Let’s start the conversation – call or write today!



spring is in the air

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

After a particularly tough winter here in New England, I don’t think I’m the only one who is READY FOR SPRING!   Give me sunshine!  Give me flowers!  Give me color!  Give me pleasant weather and cute sandals and iced coffee and spring cleaning!  Really?!  Spring cleaning?  You betcha.  I am ready to sweep away this filthy winter and make room for the inevitable mud and bugs of spring.

So what is on your To Do list ?  Here are a few springtime suggestions to consider:

Check for damage – how did your deck, siding, and roof fair the winter?  The endless onslaught of snow required many homes to have their roofs shoveled, possibly damaging shingles in the process.  Be sure to repair these areas sooner rather than later.

Wash your windows and treatments – let’s face it, washing windows is not what most consider to be a good time.  But it’s worth it!  Partner up and check it off the list – you will be glad you did :)  Take a moment to wash/vacuum your treatments too.

Declutter - I’m not sure any household is completely immune to stuff building up, falling where it may, quietly creating chaos in our lives.  Spring is an awesome time to tackle all that STUFF.  Trash, recycle, donate – you know the deal.  If it’s a keeper, put it where it belongs.   Overwhelmed?  Break it into baby steps by starting with just one closet, or set a timer to see what you can accomplish in an hour.

Add a splash of color – sometime around January I noticed that I was absolutely CRAVING color, but the answer doesn’t have to be paint.  A splash of color can come with an accent pillow on your living room sofa, a new hand towel in the bathroom, a flowering plant for your kitchen window, or a happy wreath to hang on your door.

Thanks so much for tuning in.  Wishing you all a wonderful day!

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Spring Cleaning

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

It’s official – I have been bitten by the 2011 Spring Cleaning Bug.  You give an New Hampshire-ite a few days of not-so-terrible weather in early March, and they do one of three things:

  • Grab their skis and drive to the nearest mountain;
  • Grab their golf clubs and practice their putt; or
  • Grab their broom and start cleaning.

Spring cleaning is about breathing the fresh air not only by opening the windows, but by clearning the clutter that is clogging your life.  Spring is about introducing color, experiencing something new, and showing little mercy for the dust bunnies that have been hibernating all winter. 

Supersize this year’s spring cleaning with the help of an organizing and color professional.  This is a great time to prep the home or office for the year ahead.

Organize It

Friday, January 28th, 2011

A common New Year’s resolution is to get organized and a great first place to start is by working on that troublesome closet.  This especially works well this time of year because most people ended the holiday season with twice as much STUFF as they started with.  So where does it go?

While some organizing strategies are universal, others need to be customized to individual storage problems.  For instance, do you HATE folding clothes?  If so, are you likely to fold your clothes?  I doubt it.  Also, think about the stuff you are storing.  A woman with a shoe or purse collection will likely have different needs than an athletic family of five. 

For tips, techniques, or out-of-the box ideas, give us call for a free consultation.

For the busy professional

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Can you see what I see?

Here we are approaching the last few months of 2010.  This is a time when many business professionals are looking back to reevaluate the year.  Where did we succeed?  Where did we fall short?  What can we learn and apply for 2011? 

Recently I read an article named “Clutter that Blocks Money”.  This article  discussed how an unorganized workspace can lead to inefficiency and chaos, which ultimately will get in the way of accomplishing our goals.  A cluttered office will also buzz with negative energy.  Clear the air (and your desk) to help your business blossom.  Change doesn’t have to be drastic to bring remarkable results. 

For help paving the way to your professional success in 2011, consider the help of a professional organizer.

Back to School Blitz

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Ready or not, another school year is about to begin.  Preparation goes way beyond purchasing pens, pencils and backpacks.  Moms and dads are thinking ahead to the school year scramble that will certainly ensue:  after school this, sports practice that, music lessions, science projects, the dog ate my homework, essays, algebra, carpooling, dinner on the go, heartburn, headaches – I’m exhausted just thinking about it!

Families living in the fast lane need to be adaptable and organized. Working with a designer can help this familiy establish appropriate study environments, storage solutions, as well as encourage a comforting space for the fleeting moments of relaxation.  A family on the go doesn’t have time for “Mom, where is my [fill in the blank]?”

Your friendly professional organizer is just a phone call away!

Conquering Clutter

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Probably every home or office has that catch-all drawer, table, or closet, but some cases of clutter are a bit more severe.  The stack became a pile, the pile became a mountain, and the mountain grew out of control.  Like watering Gremlins and feeding them after midnight, clutter can multiply to chaotic and destructive measures.  One day you may step back and wonder, “what happened to my home?”

Clutter can rob someone of their energy, freedom, and living the life their soul intended.  If you know a friend or relative who has some serious clutter issues, I ask that you simply plant the seed about working with a professional.  This habit can be a lifetime in the making and will require a commitment from them to change.  When they are ready and willing, I’d love to help them on their way to greatness.

Three Cheers for Spring!

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Mother Nature, in all her glory, sure had her share of mood swings this week.  Sunny and 86 one day, drizzly and 56 the next.  (We must be in New Hampshire!)  Well despite her occasional cloudy disposition, I’d like to thank Mother Nature for infecting so many of us with Spring Fever.  The male reaction to this climate change is often to jump on their Harley’s or scramble to the nearest golf course.  Women, on the other hand, might take this opportunity  to update their home with the season.

 Spring is a time for cleaning, pulling clothes out of storage, organizing, rearranging furniture, or change color palettes entirely.  Make the most of this year’s Spring cleaning with the advice of a professional.  Call or write for a consultation today!

It’s official: Spring has sprung

Friday, May 15th, 2009


The sun is shining, birds chirp outside my window, and the curtains float up on a gentle breeze.  The smell of lilacs and apple blossoms fill the room.  Green explodes outside.  Spring is a time to celebrate the joy of a new year, starting over, a time for growth.  It’s time for change and your home is a great place to start.

“Home is not just a place to sleep, home is where we house our souls.”                 Alexandra Stoddard

Aimee Leduc of Lavender & Lotus Interior Design is available for projects big and small:  paint color, window treatments, furniture placement, personal organizing, and rennovations including kitchens, bathrooms, and basements, to name a few.  Call or write for a free consultation today!

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