Life by Design  a lifestyle blog

June 20, 2017

Reimaging and designing a young, busy career womans closet. 

We started with purging and organizing all the "keepers."

The next step was to design the closet around what was going back in. Like any woman, she loves shoes. We decided to add shelving at eye level. They are easy to see, grab and go! 

We had a lot of clothing that needed a home,...

It was so much fun collaborating with Stacy Mulder, the owner of SLATE menswear shop - 44 Ionia Ave Grand Rapids, MI - and we couldn't be happier to have her as our guest blogger.  Thank you Stacy.  And for all of you out there in 'blog-land' make it a point to swing by SLATE...


May 15, 2017

Refreshing your rental home is easy... just think outside the box! 

Just because you live in a rental property, doesn't mean you can't do everything you can to make it your home.  You can and you must!  Join as we do just that with a client and her busy family in our latest blog Refresh Your Rental.  

We started in negoti...

January 10, 2017

Tidiness: clean and organized, not messy  

The question, "Is your bed made?" may bring to memory your Mother's voice.  Or you may have heard yourself recently asking this of your children.  It's a good question.   

It has been said, that a well made bed sets the tone of the day.

I find that when I take a moment in the early h...

November 14, 2016

Journey: an act of traveling from one place to another

And that is what I have been doing for the past six weeks.  The journey began in Palm Beach Gardens where I headed south.  Strange path to New York but there were clients with projects to push forward and friends to visit.  After visiting Boca Raton and Key Biscayne I turned north...

August 6, 2016

B'Ham is HOT!  

After a recent visit to Birmingham, Alabama I can tell you it is HOT!  Albeit, the temperature was very hot, but so were the neighborhoods that shape this charming southern community. Namely Avondale, Hollywood, Lakeview Design District, which is home to the Pepper Place Market, and Ross Bridge which is not only a co...

June 18, 2016

Here's to deep summer, where laziness finds respectability.

Summer certainly brings a feeling of celebration.  We tried these festive cocktails this past weekend kicking off the summer in style.  We popped into the local Publix market in Jupiter Farms, FL to pick a few ingredients and then next door to Country Liquors for the essentials....

April 10, 2016

Start: to do the first part of something  

And here we are... the start of our BLoG Life by Design. We are excited to introduce you to our LifeStyle stories, reports and ideas.  Hopefully inspiring you or at the least, bringing you joy.  As most of you know Life Organized by Design is a one woman show under the direction of Kimberly Armstro...

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