07 January, 2016

Making Space for Success with Your New Year’s Resolutions

By Lisa Peck, ASID
It’s the New Year and about half of you have made new years resolutions. In a few months, when you check back in with yourself and ask…did I succeed in keeping my resolution the answer for 92% of you will be no! (according to Statistics Brain)I would like to offer some support by suggesting one way to create success around a resolution is to be as intentional as possible about it. One way to be intentional is to literally create space for the change you want to make in your life.
Here are some of the top resolutions and some tips on creating the space you need to support change in your life.
Spend more time with family and friends. Whether it appear at the top or bottom of the list. This is always in the top tier of resolutions. The intention behind this resolution in my mind is connection. Think both about the everyday way your space can help build connection with your family and if it is a comfortable place where friends and family immediately feel welcomed and at ease.
Top tips for creating spaces that work to create connection- 
living room with aqua rug and pink chair
Aqua damask love seats and mirrored tableFit fitness into my routine. This resolution is on many lists and can be stated in many different ways. Get fit. Exercise more. Build strength. No matter how it’s stated the intention here is to exercise. The roadblock people often run into is finding the time to get to the gym. Create literal space for your exercise routine at home and create space for success. If you remove the obstacle to success you’re more likely to achieve your goals.
Rooms that work for exercise-
space plan for yoga in living room IMG_3182.jpg
Eat healthy/Lose weight. Eating healthy can seem impossible with today’s lifestyle. Tips that have helped me over time are to have a pleasant, well-organized kitchen to work in where cooking together as a couple or family is an easy thing to do. The other is to have a place to eat in a relaxed sit-down environment. Think about the best meal you’ve ever enjoyed. Often the ambience of the space is a great influence over slowing down, enjoying your meal and having a conversation. This can also support your intention to creat greater connection with family and friends. (See resolution #1).
       Designing a Kitchen that really cooks-           Contemporary Custom Kitchen
Kitchen design tips
Get organized/Stress less. Oh the opportunities to get organized are endless. Every space in your house can be a spot to improve organization.
        A few spots to improve organization
Home office organization
white built-ins home office 
mudroom organization
Enjoy life to the fullest. I am often amazed that many people I know put off enjoying life for a vacation or a trip somewhere. Enjoying life to the fullest to me means enjoying every day to the fullest.
  Do you want your every day experience to match the before or the after? Give LiLu a call to transform your home into a space that gives you joy everyday!
Before and AFter of a dining room
Bathroom before and after
Sunroom before and after