Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer At this stage of life, you’re looking forward to a simpler lifestyle with less clutter, more freedom, new friends, and new memories. Your kids are now grown and have left the nest. You might be single, widowed, or a couple. No matter what, holidays have changed for you. The once [...]

By |2021-12-24T11:32:28+00:00December 21st, 2021|Aging in place, baby boomer downsizing, Baby Boomers, decluttering tips, Design, design ideas, design trends, downsizing, downsizing after retirement, downsizing for baby boomers|Comments Off on Downsized? How to Decorate Your New Smaller Home for the Holidays

Get Started Decluttering Today! 

How To I Start Decluttering?  Are you tired of the clutter in your home? Do you feel stuck and uncertain about how to get rid of the clutter? Do you wish you had an easy guide to teach you how to get started decluttering? I’m Rita Wilkins, and I’m here to offer the help you [...]

Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Kitchen Design

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen and wondering how to max out your design within the space you have… in addition to getting the assistance of a professional designer or a certified kitchen designer, these are a few steps you can take to fully prepare for that [...]

By |2021-09-08T08:16:46+00:00September 9th, 2021|Construction, Countertops, Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Kitchen Remodel, Kitchen renovation|Comments Off on Remodeling? How to Max Out Your Kitchen Design

Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer “Everyone dies, but not everyone has truly lived” - CS Lewis This is one of my all-time favorite quotes because it reminds me that each day, we have a choice… To live an ordinary life or to live an extraordinary life! It’s about creating a clear vision for your [...]

By |2021-08-11T14:44:24+00:00August 17th, 2021|Design, lifestyle, minimalism, money, simplicity, simplify your life|Comments Off on Design the Life You Love: What Is Lifestyle Design Anyway?

Find Your Signature Look: Design the Home You Love

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Have you ever wondered what your signature look is for your home and home office? Have your friends and colleagues ever commented about that look being “so you”, but you weren’t even sure what that “look” is? Maybe you’ve never thought about it or took the time to define [...]

By |2021-06-02T16:24:56+00:00June 1st, 2021|Concepts, Decorating, Design, Home Decorating, Interior design, Lighting|Comments Off on Find Your Signature Look: Design the Home You Love

Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer As an interior designer and lifestyle designer for well over 35 years, I’ve seen many changes in our industry. I am always intrigued by the growing trends and changes that are almost always dictated by our ever-changing lifestyles. Because I get to work directly with my clients, I have [...]

By |2021-03-19T11:37:56+00:00March 19th, 2021|Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, living in smaller spaces, Space Planning|Comments Off on Insights Gained from the High Demand for Multifunctional Furniture

Moving Into A New Home And Downsizing 

Living A More Abundant Life With Less – Downsizing And Decluttering  Does your life seem too cluttered? Do you yearn for a life that is both simpler and richer? The solution you need could surprise you! I’m Rita Wilkins, or as some know me, “The Downsizing Designer.” I’ve learned that, through downsizing, I am able to lead a life that is [...]

By |2021-03-15T08:48:26+00:00March 5th, 2021|decluttering tips, Decorating, Design, design ideas, downsizing, downsizing tips|Comments Off on Moving Into A New Home And Downsizing 

How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

BY RITA WILKINS THE DOWNSIZING DESIGNER Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since the pandemic struck and we were all suddenly required to shelter in place and to figure out how to work and learn from home full time. Most of us scrambled to find places in our home where we could [...]

By |2021-03-02T09:10:02+00:00March 2nd, 2021|decluttering tips, Decorating, Design, design ideas, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, Interiors, Office Design, redecorating tips, Space Planning|Comments Off on How To Take Your “Cloffice” To A Whole New Level: Home Office Organizing 2.0

If You are Remodeling Your Bathroom Why Not Future-Proof It?

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer Face it, renovations of any kind costs a lot of money, so if you are investing in a remodel, why not design it so that it works for everyone and that it’s ageless? What I mean by that is… If you incorporate universal design principles in your bathroom renovation, [...]

By |2021-02-22T12:57:54+00:00February 4th, 2021|Bathroom Remodel, Design, design ideas, Interior design, Interiors|Comments Off on If You are Remodeling Your Bathroom Why Not Future-Proof It?

Sneaky Space-Saving Ideas for Your Small Space

By Rita Wilkins The Downsizing Designer There is definitely a growing movement to live in smaller, more compact spaces where people are choosing to live with less stuff, less stress, and less clutter. This new lifestyle trend, to live in smaller spaces requires some skillful planning so that your home is not only highly functional [...]

By |2021-01-27T10:06:35+00:00January 28th, 2021|Countertops, Design, design ideas, design trends, how to utilize space in your house, Interior design, living in smaller spaces, Residential, Space Planning|Comments Off on Sneaky Space-Saving Ideas for Your Small Space

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