Expert Helps Reveal the Trade Secrets of Room Redesigns in Just-Released Book

Denver, CO, October 23, 2006 --( With the craze for home makeovers showing no end in sight, homeowners interested in quick-change room redesigns and home staging have a new resource in the first-ever volume of trade secrets from members of the industry’s professional association, The Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (IRIS). The new, award winning book, IRIS in the House, contains contributions from 19 members of the association, including Sandy Dixon of Interior Arrangements, Inc. in Evergreen, CO.

The experts offer a multitude of tips on transforming the look and feel of any room with materials that the homeowner already has.

“Redesign involves using proven principles of placement, focus and flair to highlight treasures that are already present in the home and to express the homeowner’s unique tastes, lifestyle and personality,” says Dixon, who has been performing home makeovers and real estate stagings in the Denver area since 2001. “What thrills clients about this work is that it costs so very little and brings out the best of what they themselves love – instead of bringing in someone else’s likes and dislikes. And best of all, it’s feasible to complete dramatic changes in just one day.”

Topics addressed in the book include:

Secrets of placement that bring elements into balance, harmony and unity
How to make cherished collections and art work seem more interesting and inviting
Why a “story” rather than a “look” should be the guiding principle of decorating
The best ways to arrive at colors you’ll enjoy living with
How to de-emphasize a piece of furniture that has, frankly, seen better days
Which well-established rules to break to create rooms that get enthusiastically used
Tips especially for renters and those living in military quarters
Seven ways to resolve color challenges
Why prompting a feeling of emotional warmth is key to redecorating for a fast sale
And much more

IRIS in the House... and Suddenly Everything Works, ISBN 1-4251-0023-6, an interior redesign anthology authored by 19 IRIS instructors, is available for purchase directly from For information or interviews, contact Sandy Dixon at 303-674-8667 or go to

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