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Jessica Gordon Ryan has been a copywriting consultant for companies such as Siemens, Philips, Conair, and Cuisinart. Several years ago Jessica created the lifestyle blog, The Entertaining House, part magazine, part memoir, showcasing her passions for fashion, food and décor. She also heads Effervescence, a boutique creative services and social media company, offering clients promotional writing, photography, social media, and simple blog design.

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How to Achieve the Look of Timeless Design


What makes timeless home design? Have you ever picked up a magazine from another era and thought  to yourself that you could be looking at something from today? Why do some homes look dated and tired while others always look fresh and current? Most importantly, how can you create your home so that it doesn’t appear to be passe in

How to Make your Home Look Glamorous

We all take pride in our cribs and aim at a glamorous home look. We want our apartments to look the very best that they can and to best represent us – our passions, our lifestyles, our families, our livelihoods. We are constantly searching for inspiration, in shelter magazines and on websites such as this one. You might think that

How to Choose the Right Color Palette for your Home


Nothing is as personal as color. Choosing a color palette is both the most important part and yet the most daunting part for many when it comes to decorating their homes. Read on and get some great tips as we help guide you to create the color palette that best suits your style, personality and lifestyle.

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The Origins of Ombre and How to Use it in the Home

The word Ombre is derived from the French word ombrer which means to shade. Ombrer, translated from the Italian ombrare and umbra, literally means ” to shade or shadow.” Its current definition, “having colors that shade into each other – used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark.” Merriam Webster Dictionary. As we talk

What You Need to Know About Becoming a Realtor

It seems like such a glamorous profession – showing clients luxurious and elegant homes with the hopes that one will be perfect for them. Many people have at one time or other thought about a career in real estate. There’s a good bit to know about becoming a realtor and we’re  here to walk you through the process to help

How Feng Shui Can Improve Your Home and your Health


Feng Shui is an artform based on a series of guidelines derived from ancient Eastern philosophies that is designed to create a sense of balance and harmony in the home which therefore creates a sense of balance and harmony within oneself. The thought being that if one’s home is healthy, then the individual can be healthy. When a this perfect

Why You Should (or shouldn’t) Buy a Fixer Upper

Before anyone considers purchasing a fixer-upper, they should ask themselves a few simple questions. The first may seem a silly one to ask, but it’s really a question worth pondering. Do you prefer newer or older homes. This answer may seem straightforward – either yes or no – but it really isn’t. Once you’ve answered your own question, ask yourself…

How to Follow Design Trends While Keeping Your Home Decor Timeless

Is it possible? Can one be both trendy and timeless in decor? While trends come and go and timelessness lasts forever, the two can certainly be merged together to form something quite beautiful that will end up being timely and timeless. Read on to learn how to create a look for you that seamlessly blends trendy looks with timeless treasures…

Is the kitchen the most important room of the home?

I wrote two articles recently Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete and  How Science, Art and Technology Are Creating the Kitchen of the Future…, which led me to question whether the kitchen may now be the most important room of the home. I discussed this with decorators, kitchen designers, architects, realtors, editors and friends both in and out of the

How Science, Art & Technology Together Create the Kitchen of the Future

The future of the kitchen – otherwise known as the 2063 kitchen
While I was in London I attended, Design Junction, a contemporary design show where, among many things, I learned where the modern kitchen is headed. Together science, art and technology are combined to create kitchens that are eco-friendly, healthier, sleeker, and even helpful!
Future kitchens will be fully…

What You Should Know Before Buying a Home in the Mountains

Before you buy your serene, bucolic home nestled among the trees and wildlife of the mountains, there are a few things you should be made aware of.  Living in the mountains can be peaceful and magical, but new challenges and difficulties can present themselves. We hope that will enlighten you to both the positive as well as the potentially negative…

Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete?


It’s a question that begs to be answered and worth delving into. In order to best answer this question we need to take a look at today’s modern families and their lifestyles. We are busier than ever before. Our days are longer than in the past. Today’s school children have longer days  with more activities and more homework, perhaps, than

What You Need to Know to Prepare for a Move


The excitement of moving into your new dream home takes a back burner, temporarily, to the overwhelming feeling of anxiety that packing up the contents your home and moving them all to another location. There is so much involved with a move – so many moving pieces that must be organized accordingly. We hope this guide will help so that

10 of The Most Common Interior Design Mistakes to Avoid!


A few small tweaks to your space can make all the difference. Knowing right from wrong can transpire a cramped and chaotic space into one that is organized and tranquil, can create a sense of order and balance. Read on as we help clarify what’s right and what’s wrong.

1. Don’t over-furnish your room
It doesn’t take much for a

How to Buy a Home and not a Headache

We want to help you make your house a home and save you the pain, agony and headaches that can be associated with home ownership. We want to help you avoid buyer’s remorse altogether. Read on and this as your guide to buying a perfect home, not a headache!

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