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Spaces-Go Green stock.xchngMaking your home green does not mean painting the walls–it means making sure various aspects of your home are environmentally friendly. Try these simple steps to reduce your home's carbon footprint and make a positive impact on the environment around you.

Spaces-Wiine SpillYou and some friends are sitting in your living room–your pristine, remodeled, perfectly furnished and accessorized living room–enjoying red wine after a hard week. And then, suddenly you see it, wine where it should not be–spilled on your carpet. Before you throw up your hands in defeat, try these tips to prevent a lasting stain:

Spaces-Mood LifterFebruary may be the shortest month of the year, but for those of us in the Northern regions, it often feels like the longest. And now that it is March, the joy of the holiday season has worn off, as has the novelty of bright, white snow. What invited rest and reflection just one month ago now feels like a suffocating blanket of bleakness. There are some easy lifts we can add to our interior environment that will bridge the gray until the spring weather shoots life back into us.

Start Spring Cleaning. I love to do my spring cleaning early for many reasons. The biggest is that I am an avid gardener, and I can’t stand to be inside once the sun is shining. Cleaning now gives me a head start on enjoying the warmer weather when it comes. It also gets me moving, which is an instant energy boost–scrubbing floors, reaching up above cabinets, and hauling boxes to Goodwill are all great exercise when it is too cold to be outside. Finally, clearing out the winter clutter gives me a clean palette for bright spring colors and accessories.

Spaces-Tangerine Tango RoomEver wonder how designers know what is next? Luckily with all the technology tools available today, it is just as easy for West Michigan designers to stay on trend like big city designers. There is no longer any reason for the Midwest to be behind New York and California.

Whether you work at home or in an office building, sometimes your space just needs a little boost. I don't know about you, but I have "Spring Fever," and spring is the perfect time to refresh your work space. Here are three easy ways to brighten up your space without spending a lot of money.

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