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If you’re like us, you might still be working from home. We’ve talked about this a little bit, but we wanted to go into more detail about what it takes to make your home office as healthy, functional, and beautiful as possible! Many aspects of a successful home office have to do with your physical or mental health, so we’re going to break down some of those aspects, along with some other tips to help your home office run as smoothly as possible.


Of course, we love having super stylish desks and desk chairs, but if you’re working at your desk full time, these two pieces of furniture are the most important pieces in the office. Therefore, they have to be as comfortable and practical as possible. Working at your desk full time, you’ll probably need a desk with lots of storage and a chair that will support your back!


Having your computer screen at eye level will make your neck very happy! Believe us, your neck will not be thanking you if it’s bent down all day, so make sure your screen is positioned comfortably. You should also have your feet on the floor and your arms parallel to the floor.


You don’t want your power cords to be a tripping hazard, but you also don’t want them to be super visible. If your desk is up against a wall, it becomes easy. just have one extension cord that you can plug everything into. If your desk is in the middle of the room, it becomes more tricky, but play with your power cords, and find ways to run them under a rug to hide them!


We have said it before and we will say it again, plants make a HUGE difference when it comes to making a space healthy and happy. Not only do they help filter the air, but they also bring life into a space! If you’re someone who can’t keep a plant alive no matter how hard you try, get some fake plants to bring a representation of nature inside.


The importance of natural light is another topic where we probably sound like a broken record, but it’s so important! Consider how you can lay out your office so you’re near a window and getting lots of light. Not only is it important to have light, but having a view to the outside would also be beneficial! Add task lighting to your desk so everything on your desk is well lit, even when the sun starts to set.


There’s always a lot of paper in an office, so get creative with how you store it! Think about what paper comes across your desk, and make a plan for how it can be organized. Try storage on your desk, attached to the wall, on a shelf, or in your desk. Consider all of your options, and get creative about how to store everything you need to.


Even though your home office is meant to be a work zone, it’s still important to make the space your own and have a relaxation zone. Having a little sitting area to read or relax is always a good idea, and consider having a little spot to make a cup of tea or coffee. Don’t forget to add family pictures and favorite accessories to make the space your own!

We hope these tips help as you and your loved ones continue to figure out this whole work-from-home game!



There are TONS of fun and beautiful fall activities to celebrate locally, and we’re here to help you enjoy the season to the fullest. Whether you want apple-based sweets, a family day out, a nature walk, or all of the above, we have the perfect ideas for you. So grab your pumpkin spiced latte and let’s dive in!

Apple Hill

Of course! You probably already know this one, but it is worth repeating. Apple Hill is the ideal Autumn destination because of the colorful fall foliage, farmer’s markets and crafts fairs, and the vast array of apple desserts. There are so many farms to explore, so make a day of it with your family and friends!

Learn more here!

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Spooner Lake

Lake Tahoe is known for the vast pine forests, but there are lots of aspen trees with gorgeous fall foliage! Spooner Lake is one of the many locations near Tahoe with aspen trees to enjoy! The hike around the small Nevada lake has sections where you’ll be completely surrounded by yellow trees… how perfect is that for an easy Autumn hike?!

Learn more here!

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Dave’s Pumpkin Patch

In the Fall, Vierra Farms transforms into Daves Pumpkin Patch. There are tons of family-friendly activities including the corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and of course, the pumpkin patch! There’s also delicious food, and for those looking for something a little more spooky, a haunted corn maze on some nights!

Learn more here!

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Nevada City

This small city is the perfect fall destination if you want to walk the streets of an old-time town set in a beautiful location. There are restaurants to enjoy, shops to explore, and lots of outdoor activities to do. The town is known for its foliage. In fact, they even have Fall color walking tours!

Learn more here!

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We hope you enjoy this magical season, and let us know if there’s something we missed!



September 23, 2020

The course for the DIYer, from a designer.

If you follow us on Instagram, you’ve probably heard about our virtual course. The Home Design Coach is designed for those of you who want to furnish your home yourself, but want a little guidance from professionals who choose furniture for a living – in other words, you want to learn how to furnish your home like a designer.

During the 6 week course, we’ll show you how to define your design style, measure and layout your space, source furniture and accessories, and implement your design! You’ll also get access to instructional videos demonstrating how to make sure your furniture selections will work together, as well as the basics of color theory and pattern mixing.

We walk you through all of this with an easy-to-follow curriculum:

Learn how to customize your home so it doesn’t look like it’s straight off of a big-box showroom floor. Make it perfect for YOU!

Each week, you’ll get 2 videos, a download with tips and resources, and a group check-in with a RWD designer! Throughout the course, you’ll also have access to an exclusive Facebook group where you can get further support from your fellow DIYers.

All of this for one payment of $495! Fall semester starts October 1st – don’t miss it!!

Ready to take the first step? Learn more about the course by signing up for an email with information here!



September 9, 2020

If you have an empty wall in need of art, odds are a nice abstract piece is just what you need! Abstract art lends itself well to many different design styles because it is so versatile! You can choose a serene abstract landscape or a wild dash of bright color across the canvas. Either way, abstract art is the exploration of movement, shape, and/or color and therefore will always make a statement in a room!

Let us know what piece is your favorite and check them out in further detail – all sources are below!

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