Redecorating The Home Increases Quality Of Life Walden's Ridge Guild Told

Monday, September 23, 2013 - by Ruth Robinson

Redoing the interior of your home can increase your quality of life, according to Marsha Yessick, owner of Yessicks, an interior decorating company, originally begun in East Brainerd which expanded to Signal Mountain a year ago and will soon open another location on Lookout Mountain. She spoke to the September meeting of the Walden's Ridge Guild which met at the Signal Mountain Yessicks.

A new setting, new colors, make a difference, she said. "Being new and fresh makes you feel good." Wallpaper is still very popular and makes a huge difference. "It increases the look in the room and is a stunning thing to do." Often it is used only in small places as an accent.

Window treatment is important and can make a real difference, she said. Rugs are always good, particularly small rugs.

The style for home furnishings follows clothing fashions, she said. Currently blue in all shades is hot, orange and coral are very popular, sunshine is coming back, greens and purple are popular and grey has become the basic color.

Her showroom is filled with all kinds of objects and furniture to interest visitors. She does an active business of creating  interior designs. A design, she said, will start with what the individual already has and work with that to create a personal image. "We encourage people to continually update."

In response to a question, she said that what used to be called country in design is still in vogue, only now it is called shabby chic.

The Walden's Ridge Guild meets each month on the third Thursday. The next meeting Oct. 18 will be at 10 a.m. at the Walden Town Hall.


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