Sunday, September 6, 2015

Coming Soon: Fall!

It's been a busy year, and this Lifestylist® has spent quite a bit of time traveling to visit clients and homeowners. Because of that I haven't spent as much time at The Home Idea Factory, but today I got to make up for that and experience again why I love living and working here.
Visiting The Workroom yesterday really got me inspired and I looked at what was around me with different eyes. Things I would have thrown away are now going to be recycled - just wait until you see what I am planning on doing with the two birds nests I found!
It may be Fall and we are almost to the middle of November, but things are still blooming. Daisy - my rescue dog helped me explore - take a look at some of the special finds we made today.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Living Comfortably

Who knew that energy efficiency and heating and cooling units could be so exciting?

At the recent International Builders Show I was thrilled to get a chance to talk to some of the major heat and air manufacturers and was amazed with how many great advances have taken place in this field. The Home Idea Factory has a functioning 1956 Carrier unit in it so it's been awhile since I've looked at what's new, but I'm glad I did. Now I'm thinking it might be time to make some changes.

Climate Controlled. Such a simple phrase that makes so much sense. It isn't about the fact that the heat or air conditioning is on in your home, it's all about controlling your homes climate so you can be comfortable, but still be as energy efficient as possible.

I'm so glad I spent some time with the Lennox team, especially since they have units that can be used with solar power in the future, even if you aren't ready to make that investment at this time.

And the new thermostats can make sure that your home is the perfcet tempature, even when you are away from home. I also learned that there are now ways that you can "zone" the heating and cooling in your home even when you only have one unit.

I'm going to be calling my local HVAC guy and coming up with a plan on how to make my home a lot more comfortable - can't wait to share with all of you what I find out.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Dressing For Dinner

I love having a dining room that looks like it's ready for guests. Instead of keeping your favorite plates and accessories in a closet, set your table and enjoy them.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Have a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at The Lifestylist Brands. May 2014 bring you joy, laughter, and the opportunity to live life beautifully.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at The Lifestylist Brands would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving. May it be filled with family, friends, love and great food!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from The Lifestylist® Brands. Here's hoping that your holidays is shiny and bright!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

What's New in Factory Built Housing

Change can be a very scary thing, but when a company like SE Homes of TX - a division of Clayton Homes - can change people's perception of manufacturing housing it's exciting!
The recent home show that they had at their Ft. Worth, TX location shows why SE Homes of TX has emerged as a leader in design and lifestyle. All of the 5 Lifestylist® Designed homes were very well received, but the one that stole the show was definitely The Monarch. I've shared photos of this home with consumers living in very high end site built homes and with custom builders and developers, and none of them can believe that this is a factory built home.
I've never seen this floorplan before. It is perfectly in tune with today's home buyer and the lifestyle they are hoping to achieve. It's open, the master suite is in a separate part of the home and has access to the very cool patio that is enclosed on 3 sides and ships as part of the home.
The "pet parlor" has also been a hit - this space in the utility room featured a pet shower with hand held showerhead, and a feeding drawer that can be closed when not in use.
I'm excited about this positive direction for our industry, and think you will be as well. For more information, visit the SE Homes of TX website or email Ryan Blackburn at: