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    • Colour is the most powerful tool in non-verbal communication. Colour impacts on a subconscious level on our behaviour, wellbeing, emotions, and decisions. No matter if you would like to become clear about a creative process in your personal or professional life, it is helpful to know the basic meaning of colours. Colour not only plays […]

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    • Downsize-with-style-bettina-deda In this episode of the Downsize with Style podcast show I talk about the power or positive psychology and establishing routines to become more creative. I also share my five strategies to boost your creativity when it comes to decorating your home or apartment. Show Notes Positive Psychology White Paper Book Tip: The Organised Mind […]

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    • downsize-with-style-organisation-illustration Downsizing 101 – my workshop for empty nesters and apartment dwellers – is coming to Sydney's Upper North Shore on the 18th of June 2016.

      Downsizing your home can be a daunting task. Are you procrastinating because you don’t know where to start? Do you feel overwhelmed by all the clutter and stuff you have accumulated over the years? Are you frustrated because of the many decisions you have to make to simplify your life?

      Downsizing 101 is based on my five-step process to downsize with style and addresses the major challenges of empty nesters: getting rid of all the stuff they have accumulated over the years, prioritising what to keep, and finding creative ways of making most out of a smaller space. It is a three-hour interactive learning session with expert advice on de-cluttering, space planning, and storage optimisation. You will have a chance to address your questions, share their experiences and connect with like-minded people. Useful worksheets and checklists will help you stay organised and in control of your project.

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    • vintage-books-author-platform-bettina-deda My new author platform is on air – a project I started in December last year. The initial trigger to work on a new website was the fact that I was finalising the first draft of my memoir manuscript at the end of 2015. I started to wonder how to integrate my forthcoming memoir in my existing business website Bettina Deda colour design. I had already self-published a non-fiction book related to my interior design business in 2014 and had added several book landing pages to my website. To plug my cross-cultural memoir onto this page did not seem to work. Although I have mentioned my life-long passion for colour and interiors in my life story, I couldn’t see a home for the narrative non-fiction work on my business website.

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