Tips for bringing the beauty of Scandinavian design into your home

Tips for bringing the beauty of Scandinavian design into your home

One of our favorite design styles is that of Scandinavian decor. This Nordic home aesthetic has become a global phenomenon, adored for its simplicity, functionality, and modern feel. Signature elements include minimalist white walls, wood accents, and modern furniture, but the style also embraces the Lagom lifestyle which emphasizes the essence of a cozy, balanced space.

Our friends at Invaluable created inspiring mood boards that highlight tips and tricks for incorporating a Scandinavian style into every room of your home. Look to each to better understand how to blend soft, muted tones, wood accents, and a “less is more” approach to create the functional, clutter-free home of your dreams.

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7 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Workspace with Art

7 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Workspace with Art

Art is proven to reduce stress, improve memory, and increase empathy, but did you know that art can also make you a more productive, creative worker? Adding art to your workspace has the ability to inspire and elevate your mood, regardless of what industry you work in. This infographic from Invaluable highlights easy tips and tricks to add art to your workspace instantly. The possibilities are endless!

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Lagom Decor Ideas for a Balanced Home

Lagom Decor Ideas for a Balanced Home

If you love hygge and want to try out a similar approach to your lifestyle and home decor, look to lagom, a Swedish phrase which means "not too little, not too much." It's about finding balance in your life by mixing vintage and modern pieces, giving objects room to be appreciated for their unique life, and overall making your home a welcoming retreat.

Using this guide to lagom decor from Invaluable you can easily learn new tips and tricks to incorporating lagom into your home. For example, adding plants or candles to your home are easy changes you can make to brighten up your space so it's a relaxing haven for you to return to after work. 

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Senior Guide to Retirement Living

Senior Guide to Retirement Living

This week, I am delighted to share with you this article written by Alejandra Roca of Redfin. While helping her mother move into a new retirement home, she spent many days sorting through her mom's belongings and trying to figure out the most effective way to help her. Alejandra's guide covers all the bases: Decluttering & Downsizing, Handling Paperwork, Showing support, and what to do after the move. We hope you enjoy the read, and don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions - we know helping your loved ones through this transition can be a difficult time for everyone involved.

Xx,

Elsa 

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How to: Up-cycling to Reduce Clutter

How to: Up-cycling to Reduce Clutter

In an earlier post, we discussed the impact of de-cluttering your home to create a space that is calm and inviting. We don't believe that you always need to buy expensive organizing systems for your belongings to bring a sense of order to your home. In fact, your home is probably hiding a few items that could be repurposed! Here are a few tips for repurposing common household items in fun, new ways. 

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Konmari or Hygge?

Konmari or Hygge?

In the past few years, we've seen a dramatic increase in followers of the Konmari method. Marie Kondo penned "the life-changing magic of tidying up," the best-seller that outlines her method of tidying and organizing. The title alone implies that something magical will happen when you get your life in order, and with that assumption I completely agree. (I'd have to, as a Professional Organizer, right?!) 

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