Fraud, Fake Clients, and Interior Designers

This year so far, I’ve had two different bank debit cards hacked and my Facebook personal page hacked – which is getting more common. You know that one, as usually you are already friends with a person, and you go to check the page and the header is black – like deep outer space. Big clue that this is not your friends page, right? DUH!

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Heather Bates
You Inherited Heirlooms, Great! Now, what?

So you are the recipient of a family heirloom – possibly more than one item if you’re lucky! How do you feel about this inheritance? Happy to have it, Not so much, Scared that you’ll ruin it, or Totally not your taste? Let me tell you a little story about some of my precious heirlooms, and then give you my two cents on what to do with your own.

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Heather Bates
Dude, It Is ALL About You

Man Caves are a great thing to have, but first let’s talk about all the other rooms in you have: DUDE! Does your Girlfriend hold her nose and give you THAT look when she comes to your place? Are you a Dad, who is divorced, or separated and needs to make a nice pad for YOU – and/or your kids (if you have any) – when they visit?

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Heather Bates
Decorating Your Bonus Room? Here Some Ideas to Get You Started!

Need Ideas for Decorating Your Bonus Room? We’ve got some for you.Craft room? Yoga studio? Mini-library? Second office? Guest bedroom? Play room? If you’ve wrestled with countless ideas for your spare space and are still stumped, fear not. Whether you have a small home attic, a basement nook or a loft space that you’re still not sure how to use, no need to worry, there are plenty of ideas for giving that bonus room a fresh look with renewed purpose.

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Heather Bates
Clutter: What to Purge, Sell or Donate

Clutter. That very word raises our stress levels enough to some people panic attacks. The ever sarcastic comedian, George Carlin had a great riff on clutter, which he named stuff.  I don’t want to offend you, so here is the PG version.

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Heather Bates
The Deep Sofa Is So Over

Yeah, I said it, and I’ll say it again: The Deep Sofa is So Over. Maybe You’re in the 75% (?) who love these beds… “OH”, you think, “Heather called my Sofa a bed?!” Yep, Ya got that right! I did. Here is why.

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Heather Bates