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Lise Richards

Years ago, I was shaped by parents and grandparents who cared for their family, home and friends. They entertained, cooked, created, mended, learned, shared and inspired others. The people that met us in our homes were diverse, interesting, active and intelligent. And I was inspired. When mainstream messages turned away from "home-thinking" and gave way to the idea of a dual-career family and work/family balance challenges, I listened and followed. But in the pursuit of this newly-branded American dream, I was reminded of what is really important to me. I followed my dreams and opened an art gallery and creative arts education center. And though I still love art and creativity, I quickly realized that the format of the venture was way too limiting for my ideas. So I began to shape what is known today at the Artistic Lifestyling Company. Through this company I am able to articulate my passions about living creatively. And more than ever I am enthusiastic about sharing my ideas about living wildly creative lives in nurturing spaces. If these ideas resonate with you as well, I invite you to explore, share, and be inspired as we continue our journey back home. Warmly, Lise www.liserichards.com www.artisticlifestyling.com

Stories by Lise Richards

Color trends, concrete vs. granite countertops, oil-rubbed bronze vs. brushed pewter ... You could make yourself crazy trying to keep your home...
My long-held theory is that we are all connected to certain places we’ve been. It can be either places we have lived, or places we have simply...
Everyone uses his or her five senses to hear, touch, taste, smell, and see. However, if one finds that they are keenly aware of tactile surfaces,...
Thanksgiving is almost here. That means you have a couple of weeks to get your menu and your home decor together. If you need something to eat on,...
An email arrived recently asking for some advice about a new home. The home in question had immediate appeal; which is why she made an offer...
Creative play spaces aren’t just for kids. Everyone should have a space where they can be wildly creative. A dedicated space that inspires you...
When we were kids, my cousin Melanie had permission to write on the door to her room. Before the door was eventually painted over, she has created a...
I create a project portfolio to hold all of my thoughts, product specifications, and other details in one place. I use it for home and garden design...
Maybe you’ve faced it before—a new house with an empty room or two. This room is just crying out for some furniture. So off you go to...
Last weekend I hosted a group of women for a Creative Popping session. Creative Popping is my term for the next level in brainstorming. It seems to...
We are all creative. Some may even claim the title of artist, but lately I’ve been thinking that it’s not the title that really matters...
Creativity: according to Webster’s, it means having the ability or power to create; characterized by originality and expressiveness;...