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Home Remedy: How Your Home Can Help You Have Fun

I'm excited to present a post from one of my favorite sites, ShelterPop!

Four designers offer insight on how to make your home a fun and lighthearted place for you and your family and friends.

This week as we look at how your home can help solve your problems we're exploring how it can help you lighten up and have some fun. We reached out to the New York Design Center's new Access to Design designers to get their thoughts and tips on how your home can get you to relax and kick back a little more. (You can also get great advice and find a designer at

Evelyn Benatar of New York Interior Design says to turn work into pleasure.
"A home office is a wonderful place to have some fun. It is a personal sanctuary that should put a smile on your face every time you enter. This home office was designed with just that in mind. There is a silver shag carpet, a large-scale pattern on the walls, and bright blocks of intense color on the drapery fabric and ottoman. The photo was taken by the owner's son and blown up into an edgy piece of artwork. This is the kind of office that is not too serious and encourages inspiration and creativity."

Nina Morton of NVM Interiors brings in bold colors and a touch of the unexpected.
"It's always a good idea to have fun in your home! Fun to me stands for Fantastic, Unique, and Novel. I like to mix color and whimsy in a space to suggest adventure and style. In this New York City playroom, the bright blue sofa and the yellow school bus are an example of what my sense of having fun is."

Want even more tips? Head over to ShelterPop for the rest of the story!

Here are a few more of my favorite ShelterPop stories this week:


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