Color Your World  
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Color, Color, Color
The First Step to the ďAhhhĒ Factor

The first, and in my opinion, most important step in creating a wonderful, soothing environment is the color you surround yourself with in your home. Those colors influence your moods and emotions. We respond to them with our hearts and our heads, so letís get personal when we talk about color.

Where to beginÖ

Nothing gives you more bang for your buck then paint, but choosing the perfect hue can be a bit intimidating. Most major paint companies now sell pint size containers of their colors so you can try several choices on your walls before committing to a final selection. I canít stress enough about the value in this step. Donít rely on those tiny paint chips. Lighting, the condition of your walls and your other furnishings all impact how that color will look in your room.
So what color to choose? Itís personal, but Iíve found most people are very consistent about what colors they truly feel comfortable with.

Do you respond to the drama and stimulation of a beautiful red, or does the cool refreshment of a spa blue sound more like you. Whatever your choice, donít be afraid of color as it sets the stage for everything else in the room. Consider what room you are choosing a color for as well. For example, a bedroom requires a more serene choice than your dining room.

Your personal ďahhĒ factor canít be dictated by a magazine. Home furnishings are an investment that should comfort us. Whatís the point of a chocolate and blue bedroom if blue has never been a color you felt comfortable with. Choose what you love and you will never go wrong.

Be tasteful, but not boring. Think burgundy, gold, cinnamon, sunny yellow, taupe, spa blue, vivid green, etc. Itís only paintÖa relatively simple element to change.

So, in short, keep these important points in mind:
1. Color is personal Ė choose what you love
2. Sample several shades on your walls
3. Take a riskÖ think beyond beige
4. If you are in a model home or a friendís home where you spot a color you love be sure to get the name

Color your world and youíll be happy you did!

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Introducing Haley Hill Jewelry 
We just received a beautiful line of jewelry from Haley Hill Designs. The necklaces, bracelets and ear rings include an assortment of vintage and Czech glass beads, Austrian crystals, sterling silver findings and semi-precious stones.

Each piece is handmade using the finest quality beads, pearls and stones, making each item unique and timeless. Perfect for fun or formal occassions and great unique gifts too! Each piece comes individually boxed and we would be happy to gift wrap and ship for you if needed.

This beautiful 8-inch bracelet is a show stopper with a large crystal buckle in the center and a triple strand of beads and pearls. Regularly $169; Introductory Price $118.30.

Classic pink pearl 8-inch bracelet with crystal floral centerpiece design. Regularly $199; Introductory price $139.30

Beautiful gold pearl necklace with crystal pendant. Necklace is 16 inches with 4-inch extension chain. Regularly $160; Introductory price $112.

Classic white pearl necklace with pendant. Necklace is 16 inches with a 7-inch extension. Regularly $160; Introductory price $112.

Coordinating ear rings are available too! Call or email soon!

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Jackie is the Decorating Diva for the FOX 2 blog "The Ladies Room"  
FOX 2 has developed a new segment of it's "myfoxdetroit" web site called The Ladies Room and I am thrilled to be the design contributor aka "Diva of Decorating."

It's fun to reach out and share information, tips and my experiences in the home and design world. I've also enjoyed the blog columns from other participants.

Take a look at what we're working on and hopefully something you read will inspire you. I look forward to your feedback.

To access the FOX 2 Ladies Room either go to: and search for The Ladies Room or click on the related link button below.

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Summer Clearance Sale Extended Thru Aug. 16th 
We've found more inventory for our huge clearance sale so we are extending the sale through Saturday, Aug. 16th. There are many special accessories, chairs, florals, home office furniture and Christmas decor.

Stop in soon to find great items up to 75% off during our annual sale.

A small sample of sale items are pictured below. If you can't make it into the store, we can take your order over the phone and hold your purchase until you can stop in. We're here Mon-Fri 9:30 - 6 and Sat 10-5. Phone number is 248-624-6700.

Olympic Spirit - 17" x 20" metal sculpture on granite base. Was $249, Now $50.

Red Enchantment 26" square framed print. Was $282, Now $40.

25" x 22" Framed Floral print on canvas. Was $288, Now $30.

Beautiful taupe high quality sofa and left side lounger with spa blue accent pillows. Was $8040, Now $2800.

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Huge Summer Clearance Sale! 
Save up to 75% off Aug. 1-9 during our major clearance sale. Stop by to see incredible sale offers on furniture, artwork, florals, mirrors, accessories and more!

And, save up to 50% off select designer Christmas decor and home office furniture.

Sale hours are Mon - Fri 9:30 - 6; Sat 10-5 and Sun., Aug. 3 from 12-5.

New! 12-months same as cash on purchases over $999.

And, stop by our front desk to enter to win a $200 store gift certificate!

Shop early for best selections!

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