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“Live and die, we’re the same.”

“Live like a Pharaoh, sing like a sparrow anyway.  Even if there is no land or love in sight.”

-The Avett Brothers, “Live and Die”

Think about it.  I know I had to.   Not only are those Avett Brothers talented musicians and incredibly good-looking, but they are wise, too.  That’s why they are this week’s choice for Wednesday Words of Wisdom.    What I take from above line from their song, “Live and Die”  is this:  Grab life and live it as best as you can.  Until you die. No matter what comes your way.

That works for me.

It is also what propels me to create a home that provides that lift, that anchor that renews my spirit and just makes my life better.  Imagine if we all took care of our space like our lives depended on it.  I think there just might be many more happier people in the world.

Do you remember that chandelier I found at ReStore Habitat for Humanity a couple of posts ago?

Here it is in the Cary ReStore location, a diamond in the rough.


Well, I hung it up in the master bedroom at last!  Miracles do happen.

Still need to finish painting the rest of the trim,  but here’s what the space looked before I replaced this not-so-lovely and kind-of-boring light fixture (aka nipple light).


I still need to finish painting, but here it is!


Closer view.

img_0746This makes my heart shine.

The house is always a work in progress.  The work is in finding the things that bring you joy and eliminating the stuff that doesn’t.

And now, without further ado, I bring you The Avett Brothers!

Oh and Avett Brothers, in case you see this…

thank you. ❤

The Right Space is a GO!

brochureandbusinesscardIt’s about to get real.  For eight years, I’ve been running a color consulting business.  And I’ve loved it.  You might know it:  The Right Hue.

Well, today, after months of preparing for this day, I am proud to announce that I am beginning a new business venture in interior decorating and RE-decorating.  I intend to continue this blog as The Right Hue.  I will also continue to offer paint color consultations. Only I’ll offering it under my new business:  The Right Space!

First fifty calls or emails will receive $50 off any service.

Read all about it! here!

Hot off the press….

March 23, 2016

The Right Space Helps Homeowners Spruce up for Spring with A Revolutionary Approach to Interior Redecorating.

CARY, N.C. — As spring inspires many to redecorate, The Right Space, an interior redecorating firm in Cary, N.C., of the Interior Redecorators Network (IRN), offers clients a revolutionary decorating service that offers fresh, creative and budget-friendly design of their living space, using the décor already in the home.

For a flat, affordable fee, Stephanie Finucane, owner and founder of The Right Space, is sharing her lifelong passion for redesign with clients in need of her services.

“I am passionate about helping you create a home out of a house and getting the most out of what you already have. Most people have a good eye at the store, but then struggle trying to pull it all together at home,” says Stephanie.

Homeowners and renters who thought they couldn’t afford to refresh their space can now think again.

As a certified interior redecorator and member of the IRN, Ms. Finucane is able to save clients considerable time and money by identifying common decorating mistakes and correcting them.

The IRN is a network of interior designers and decorators with members in more than 100 cities internationally. Members are trained and certified by founder Lauri Ward’s revolutionary “Use What You Have” decorating system, which has been perfected in thousands of homes.

Today, the IRN is considered the world’s preeminent group of interior redecorators. Offering a flat per-room rate, these redesigners provide budget-smart alternatives to expensive design fees. IRN consultants create comfortable, attractive and functional rooms simply by optimizing their clients’ current pieces. By eliminating the expectation to purchase new furniture, flooring and window coverings, the IRN saves clients money in an economy that is finding its way back.

“I never knew my furniture and décor were so stylish and could look so good,” says Erica Butler of Zebulon, N.C.  “In just hours, Stephanie Finucane was able to completely transform my living and dining rooms. It felt like I was in a completely new home!”

For homeowners looking to sell their homes, The Right Space offers Resale-Ready consultations to help attract potential buyers and add thousands of dollars to the value of a house or condo. Resale-Ready is a proven way to stage a home to sell.

“I strongly recommend to all my clients that they have the IRN stage their homes for sale,” says Betty Dragoun of Premier Real Estate. “It’s a low-cost investment that makes homes show better and sell quicker!”

Trusted, affordable and quick, they are highly skilled not just at providing a great new look, but also at teaching their clients about home design to prevent them from making costly mistakes. For more information and to explore the member directory, visit