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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: 5 Ways to Update your Reception Space

When meeting someone new, first impressions count. Dressing well and sharing a smile can make all the difference. The same goes for the reception area of your company. It is your visitors first impression of your company, why not put on a “smile”? Creating an engaging office space not only helps to keep your employees…
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Top Office Design Trends for 2018, Minneapolis 

Top Office Design Trends for 2018, Minneapolis  “Moving into 2018, organizations should be focusing on their office layout and design to engage their employees. Workspace is one of the key elements to an engaged workforce and you have to cater for individuals and tasks.” Robert Hicks, group HR, Reward Gateway. MACRO TRENDS Unconventional Work Areas: This design…
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The mission of PureAlchemy is to promote sustainability through smart design and the effective reinvention and reuse of existing materials. We also strive to educate our clients and our community on the concept of sustainability. With the pervasive overuse of the term ‘green’ in our society today, PureAlchemy does not lose track of what really…
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Emily Dickinson’s Wisdom

"PHOSPHORESCENCE. Now there's a word to lift your hat to... to find that phosphorescence, that light within, that's the genius behind poetry."  Emily Dickinson    I love this Emily Dickinson quote - but maybe take that one step farther. I think finding the light within is the soul behind any type of art. In my…
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A River Runs Through It

I am excited about one of my recent projects and I wanted to share it with you in this month's post. I enjoyed it because it combined much of what I love to do: Design, Space Planning, Project Management, and Reuse.  The project is River of Goods, a St. Paul home decor showroom and the…
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Three Easy Steps for Completing a Project…continued!

Last month, I began writing about the 3-step process I use when approaching any new project - as a refresher, they are: 1.Determine the Objective      2.Develop the Concept      3.Complete the Experience We stopped about mid-way through the process, so let's continue. When considering the concept, bear these things in mind: Design copyright Painted…
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Three Easy Steps to Completing a Successful Project

  To hope & dream is not to ignore the practical. It is to dress it in colors and rainbows." - Dr. Anne Wilson Schaef      photo credit - "Rainbow" by Agnes F.   I've been thinking lately about how I approach my work, and realize I have a definite process to manage each new project.When…
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Recognizing the Beauty in Details

Before texting, emailing and blogging, do you remember the days of anxiously awaiting a letter or special card in the mailbox? Spotting a handwritten correspondence from someone special was a highlight of the day, to be sure. And, I think with it’s relative rarity, that is even more the case today! Recently, an envelope from…
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Welcome!

Welcome to the Painted Ambiance blog! I hope you'll visit often for inspiration and to see how I am bringing creative custom designs from conception to reality in homes and businesses. As a decorative artisan, I am always looking for fresh ideas to inspire my work. In the city, I love seeing detailed, old world…
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Welcome! Our blog is almost ready - stop back soon for updates on how I am bringing creative custom designs from conception to stunning reality. Thanks,Stephany
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