Decorating with the 2016 Pantone Color of the Year

Pantone_Color_of_the_Year_2016_Social_BannerIn 2016, Pantone decided to change it up by offering two stand out colors of the year. According to Pantone, the two colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity “demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness, as well as, a soothing sense of order and peace.” Pantone explains that a direct correlation between consumers seeking mindfulness, reassurance and security were the reasons for selecting two colors to represent 2016. Specifically, these two colors together are being used interchangeably by the genders represented in fashion trends. Using a soft rose and sky blue to denote gender equality is yet another reason for supporting the blend of these two colors.  Read More


Lighting Tips for a Brighter Home

kitchen-lighting-500x332A home’s lighting can set a home apart and can also help those living in the home have a productive and soothing environment depending on what is the focused goal of the home. Homes need light to get from one end to the other safely. But lighting can also add so many elements to enhance the living experience for the homeowners.  The first step is to understand how your home will be used and what lighting needs you have for Read More


6 Things You Can Do Every Day to Keep Your Home Clean and Organized

landscape-1437428613-gettyimages-122629476Guest Blogger: Kurt Jacobson

Juggling two kids, family and career is no easy task. And I totally understand that you don’t want to spend your free weekend scrubbing the kitchen floors or putting away laundry. But here are six easy things you can try and do every day to keep your house in order.

Of course, some days may be worse than the others and you may not be able to complete everything on the list. But keep trying, adapt the suggestions to make them work for you, and it won’t be much longer before you are the proud owner of a clean and organized home. Read More


Q&A Session with Clear Home Solutions Founder, Marty Stevens Heebner

martyClear Home Solutions was founded by award-winning entrepreneur Marty Stevens-Heebner. She was inspired to launch Clear Home Solutions through her personal experiences involving her 90-year-old father and her 88-year-old aunt with dementia. She also leveraged her many years of organizing experience and inventorying the “stuff” in her own life and businesses to provide value to her clients.  Marty was the first Certified Senior Move Manager (SMM-C) in the country, and is also a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO) and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS).  In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, Marty is also a Public Policy Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Association and serves on the Board of OPICA, an adult day programming center catering to people with memory disorders and their families.  Read More