Winter Newsletter

December 2009
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Happy Holidays!

As we round out 2009, I am so excited and grateful for the new clients and friends we have made this year.  We are enjoying our new studio in the Hirshfield's Design Center, and looking forward to what the new year brings!

WaterOur last newsletter featured an article by Oram Miller. Shortly after we sent it out, we received an inspiring note from one of our clients.  After reading his article in this newsletter, visiting his website, and scheduling a consultation, Maree is getting much needed sleep, without supplements, after battling sleep disturbances for 15 years!  Truly amazing and exciting!  To learn more about Creating Healthy Homes you can vist Oram at

In this article please take a moment to watch our video presentation on Hunter Douglas Window Treatments.  We are highlighting three of the newest, most innovative blinds in the industry, and are offering a great discount!

Please also take a moment to read the article from Carole J. Hyder on keeping your home in balance during the holidays.  Carole is the founder and instructor of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui I attended for certification.  Wind and Water is a heartfelt, fun-filled, information-packed program where instructors bring their own wisdom and insight to the material and present it in a clear, concise format.   For more information on the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, you can visit Carole's website at

Is there a special piece of furniture your looking for to complete a look, but just can't seem to find it?  I am going to the World Market in Las Vegas at the end of January, so if there is something you would like me to keep an eye out for, please contact me by the end of January!

Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season,
Julie Ann

Hunter Douglas Window Treatments
Video Presentation
Hunter Douglas Presentation

I visited the Warren Steven showroom to speak on the newest, most innovative products from Hunter Douglas. I hope you are as excited about these featured styles as I am!  Here are a couple highlights from the presentation!

Luminette Modern Draperies

  • This is a some of the "New" Luminette Modern Drapery
  • Side panels tilt while the sheer both tilts and traverses
  • Really resembles custom drapery with better light control

Vignette Modern Roman Shades
  • Available in a variety of styles; from a 3" contoured fold to a 6" flat tailored
  • Select from 94 fabric/color options
  • Fabric by the yard is also available to match your pillows, duvets, table cloths, etc

Duette Architella
  • Architella fabric construction is a honeycomb within a honeycomb
  • Options available include EasyRise, Top Down-Bottom Up, UltraGlide and Vertiglide
  • Fabric construction traps more insulating air offering greater energy savings.

Please enjoy our video presentation!  We are excited to offer you our decorating tips and advice in a whole new manner!  We look forward to continue working on these presentations.  Have any feedback?  We are all ears!
Hunter Douglas Blinds
15% Off - Limited Time Only
Hunter Douglas

I am so excited to be featuring these newest innovative blinds from Hunter Douglas in this newsletter, and are offering 15% off on most of the blinds in their line from December 15th to January 31st. Please call me to take advantage of this great savings at 952-920-2827.

You can view more blinds at
Fung Shui Tips for the Holidays
Carol J. Hyder
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The holidays provide an opportunity for people to understand the concept of Feng Shui. Because it is based on the premise that your space reflects your life, it would follow that decorating your home during the holidays could correspondingly reflect changes in your life.  Typically holiday decorations are vibrant, exciting, and dramatic, which in turn can add these elements to your day-to-day life.  For some people, this is energizing; for others it overwhelms.

Here are some tips to help keep things in balance during the holidays.  Doing just one of them may be enough to help you relax and go with the flow.
  1. Have minimal holiday decorations in the bedroom.  Adding lights and/or decorations in a space that should be quiet and calming could disturb your sleep.  Plus you've eliminated a quiet spot for yourself when you need to get away.
  2. Get rid of "expired" decorations.  Decorations that are broken, torn, old, or no longer have fond memories attached to them should be discarded.
  3. Keep holiday clutter under control.  Manage the stuff that is inherent with the holidays----cards, candy, gifts.  Decorated boxes or baskets will keep these items from scattering.
  4. Concentrate on decorating the front door. The front door is a pivotal symbol for possibilities and opportunities that may come knocking.  A simple holiday wreath or a few outdoor lights on the door can attract some good energy.
  5. Remove dried-out trees, boughs, mistletoe.  When something has lost its vitality, it should be removed at once so it doesn't reflect a dead message to you or anyone else.
Try to implement as many as of these tips as apply for a balanced, peaceful, and inspired holiday.

Carole J. Hyder has been teaching and speaking about Feng Shui since 1992.  She is the author of two books and producer of two DVDs.  Carole is the founder and lead faculty of the Wind and Water School of Feng Shui, a state-certified program for those interested in pursuing the study of Feng Shui.  Watch for her monthly segments on KARE-11 Showcase MN.  Check out her web-site at
Have nothing in your homes that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.  --William Morris
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