Toddler Room

Toddler Room

So many parents ask me how to effectively design a toddler room – and when to put in a regular bed. My response is that an intermediate step might be best – a toddler bed! The best reason to use a toddler bed is that it is close to the ground, and with a mesh safety railing, the child will get used to sleeping in their own bed, while still…
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MAKE THE MOST OF A SMALL BATHROOM SPACE

Remember to make the most of a small bathroom space by using your walls in a clean design. • Create a niche so that your shower gels and shampoo bottles can be recessed, along with razors and a loofah sponge. • Add a robe/clothing hook so that you are able to hang efficiently • Install a towel warmer so that you can get out of the shower and enjoy warmth.…
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RENOVATION DIARY #5

I just finished cleaning the kitchen of my new home. I thought that I had cleared out all of the dust, but still felt a trigger for asthma. I went through the kitchen again, cleaning everything a second time, but still, no dust to be found.Finally, I figured out the problem; there was a huge clump of dust sitting on the top of the refrigerator. Many people, including myself, only…
Starting Small

Starting Small

Decorating a small apartment can be aBIG challenge, but there are many different ways that you can create something beautiful by utilizing your space efficiently. When choosing furniture for your small space, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Although style is important, there are other elements you’ll need to take into consideration. Question the finish and foam –although most furniture is made with real wood and is nontoxic,…
Leave It at the Door

Leave It at the Door

The core principle of Clean Design is to limit external toxins, dirt, and chemicals in your home—a mudroom, entryway, foyer, front hall, or vestibule is the first and easiest place to implement your strategy. A cubby or set of shelves for storage appears organized and well-managed. A bench for others to sit down, take of their shoes, and leave their jackets is both convenient and versatile. Mudrooms and entryways get…
How to Keep One-Third of Your Life Clean

How to Keep One-Third of Your Life Clean

Everything you need to furnish a beautiful and healthy home from the furniture to the bedding One-third of your life is spent sleeping, meaning at least one-third of your life (if not more) is spent in your bedroom! So what can you do to keep it clean and allergy-friendly? Cut Back on the Knickknacks A great way to make your bedroom a bit more allergy friendly is to de-clutter by…