[ this month's blog... ]

the KonMari method
non-toxic haven cleaner
totally cool wall planter

[ designer insights ]

KonMari your space, change your life


I've talked about decluttering in the past, but I can't stress enough just how importantly, amazingly life-altering it can be! 


In fact, I believe it to be so transformational, beyond your living space and into your life, that I include it as part of my design process when working with clients.


Most people have WAY more stuff than they really need.  Seeing it daily, subconsciously (or quite consciously for some of us) it's having a negative impact on your life, health and happiness.

Believe it or not, all that excess "stuff" is adding stress to your already stressful life.


So what to do???  Declutter the heck out of your space! 

But to do it well with sustainable results, you need the right guidance.


I consider myself an expert at purging, but this woman has blown me away with her KonMari method of tidying and organizing.

I introduce to you Marie Kondo and her book :

"The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing".


To help you through the process with ease and less overwhelm, I've created a KonMari checklist as a free guide for my lovely tribe. 


[ click on the image to have it delivered to your inbox! ]


Beyond creating calm clarity in your living space, Marie's process of making choices based on the joy they bring is an amazing exercise for life.


Once you've finished decluttering your apartment, you'll be ready to face every aspect of your life head on. 

You'll know that soul deep feeling of joy so well that you'll find clarity in everything, from your career to your relationships.


I highly recommend you read the book and take self-loving decluttering action to create your healthy haven.  Enjoy your beautiful, life-changing transformation and share with me in the comments about your KonMari experience!



p.s.  Make sure to get your free KonMari Guide!


[ healthy haven ]


I'm always looking for ways to reduce the amount of toxins in my living space.  And when I'm 'cleaning', it only makes sense that I would want to remove toxins instead of adding more. 

I also love incorporating essential oils into my life.  They have awesome super powers including killing off bad bacteria and viruses.

This simple recipe will make your home safe, sparkly and smelling amazing!

Non-toxic Haven Cleaner

In a spray bottle, combine the following :

1 cup filtered water
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 tsp coconut oil soap (optional)

Add the essential oil medley of your choice :

10 drops cinnamon
20 drops sweet orange
20 drops clove

10 drops peppermint
20 drops lavender
20 drops lemon

25 drops lavender
25 drops lemongrass


[ favorite finds ]

Felt Droplet by Garman Furniture

How cool is that! - is all I could say when I came across this wall system on Pinterest last week. (follow me on Pinterest!) 

I mean, seriously cool right?

The Droplets are made of natural felt which looks completely sturdy and modern.  And the inserts are interchangeable and include cast concrete planters or walnut shelves.

Sure, an entire wall of these bad boys would be expensive, but you could create an amazing living art piece in your apartment with only 3 or 4 strategically placed Droplets.  I'm absolutely inspired!