JAN MOYER

(585) 473-0518

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ROCHESTER, NY US 
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2125 EAST AVE
ROCHESTER, NY 14610 
JAN MOYER commented on an ideabook

8 Ways to Get a Handle on the Junk Drawer

Don’t sweat the small stuff — give it a few drawers of its own, sorted by type or task Full Story
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I hate to be Debbie Downer...... but every item in the drawer has a better and more logical place: Tool box, office, desk, wrap center, whatever.... etc. No, I don't have a junk drawer : ) .
on Sunday at 2:40PM     
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iluvdiy
I have a "junk door" - I screwed some inexpensive wood shelving units to the inside of the door on my deep coat closet, and added some lattice strips across the front of each shelf to keep stuff from flying off when you open the door. Each shelf has an assortment of inexpensive plastic baskets, etc. Each shelf is loosely organized by the type of thing on it - energy things like batteries, extension cords and light bulbs; hold it together things, like all manner of tapes and glues, twine and sticky things; garden related stuff like gloves, pruners, twist ties, spare hose connectors, plant markers; miscellaneous cans/bottles of stuff like bug spray, furniture polish, WD 40, etc. I need all the drawers in my kitchen for kitchen things, so this works well for me.
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mpfam7
Great ideas, I like the notion of having more than one or two drawers to be realistic.
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JAN MOYER
I could be nuts, but I just "love" that so few questions are asked. A 19x19 bedroom ? The photo's look smaller than that unless counting hallway to bath? What functions other than sleeping would you like to consider? A comfy chair? Do you watch television from bed? Are you a piler next to the bed? Do you need drawers in the bedside or could something lighter and more open work for you? Do you need clothing storage beyond the closet we don't see? How "dark" do you like to sleep, as that affects your choice of window treatments. Do you read in bed? For what it is worth, I'd begin with a proportional rug in soft neutral tones, as it will immediately "lift" the room. Perhaps consider having your own created from a softly patterned broadloom in light colors. It will provide a wall color and bedding direction as it brightens and softens the room. Just because something is "wired" you don't have to use it. Lamps on side tables can frame the bed, and are just as effective. Once you've figured out any other functions needing consideration, browse Houzz for ideas and your desired feel. But you're not yet "ready"....... to "decorate"
September 9, 2014 at 2:58AM     
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leelee
Thank goodness you haven't run out and purchased a matching set of bedroom furniture. Pair unmatched pieces for a more interesting look. Start with your bedding and let that be your guide for paint. RH has some beautiful linen duvets and shams in subtile yummy colors.
last Saturday at 7:21AM     
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wardrobemenu
Leelee: Love the second picture. Thanks!
last Saturday at 8:21AM   
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Lighten Up — or Brighten Up — With Yellow

You can use this versatile color to create a buttery backdrop, add a zesty accent or make a bold design statement Full Story
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quarks,
I think you can't take every idea book quite so literally. I totally agree that clean white will never go out of style. But the "process" of writing for Houzz, includes attaching photos found on Houzz....... so perhaps the photo was found first!! in the search for those with yellow. Whatever,....... I am certain it was not meant to insult all the lovers of classic white, any more than an idea book with mid century details was meant to insult a traditionalist. I'd say...... buy some cheery, screamin' yellow towels for either area : ) right? But "ideas" are just that, yours to adopt a little or a lot, and like all fashion, fads, trends, and "updates".....yours to ignore entirely!
September 7, 2014 at 3:13PM     
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Susan Lindsay
Our Dandy the deer on buttercream in the kitchen diner and pops of yellow in the living room
last Saturday at 11:59AM     
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luvgr8snw
Love the chairs in all the photos, especially the yellow Platners. I have chair issues;)
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Simple Pleasures: Treasuring the Gift of Grandparents

You can enrich your family life by bringing generations together for shared meals, quilting projects, storytelling Full Story
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Made me think of "Grammy Rocky and Papa" and "Grammy Ethel". Grammy Rocky got her nickname after an evening of babysitting, My youngest sister loved to be rocked to sleep and grammy was rockin anrollin... with enthusiasm, until she rocked and rolled completely over, with little sis clutched safely to her ample bosom. Forever more, the nickname stuck. "Papa" was the gentlest soul, loved to help my dad with fix up projects, and whistled softly and continuously.........no particular tune, until it was done. Grammy Ethel always wore pearls, and had perfectly arranged snow white hair......
They were all so much a part of our lives and their stories were the best. "Grammy, tell us the one about Dad when he.........again!!" I can't even imagine what life would have been like without them, they are woven into the fabric of memories. You don't need a special anything arranged. Just be with them, whenever you can. The rest will take care of itself. I would only add if your own relationship was somehow less than joyful with your own parents......forget and fix if at all possible. For your kids.
September 7, 2014 at 4:27AM     
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dreacorator
Btw, thought of another gift idea: discontinued or hard to find beauty products. Women ( of any age!) have a tendency to stick with what they know when it comes to beauty: makeup, perfume, hair products. Sometimes it's as easy as not selling in store, just online, or you can do some digging on websites that sell specifically discontinued items, or calling the manufacturer/ company themselves and they will send them. I've tried and it's worked!
last Friday at 10:24PM   
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revss
If you're looking for products from an earlier time, check out THE VERMONT COUNTRY STORE.com.
(all small letters.) They have beauty products ranging from Evening in Paris cologne to Tangee lipstick and more! Fun to browse. Also have clothing that's hard-to-find anymore. Great
gowns, robes too, which I've ordered for older friends. Good sales too!
last Friday at 10:52PM     
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Create Your Own Checklist for a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Personalize the kitchen with your own must-haves from our list of top cooking tools, small appliances, pots, pans and more Full Story
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JAN MOYER
Exhausting just to read that list huh? Going out to dinner...........: )
September 3, 2014 at 4:43AM     
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harcourtparkerandwebb
Love the strawberry huller as well...no waste and safe enough for kids to do!
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Linus Reimann-Kaißer
lauraoffice: Then watch him eat his rare steak when he doesn't use pans or an oven... :)
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Three More Magic Words to Help the Housekeeping Get Done

As a follow-up to "How about now?" these three words can help you check more chores off your list Full Story
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JAN MOYER
Laundry is for so many it seems, the biggest bugaboo. Also interesting that those for whom it is a bugaboo...... most have the same method, which involves removing from dryer, and dumping to sort/fold on the master bed. WHOA!!!!!! Stop!!!
One: clean/square handled laundry saks. One for you and hubby, one for the linen closet, and one each for kids as below. Sharpie their names on them.
http://www.lnt.com/product/hampers/272285-4636/hold-n-storage-mesh-laundry-tote-with-handles-set-of-4-291161000-by-richards-homewares.html
Two: FOLD......as it comes out of the dryer!!. Yes......right there in the laundry room, and one item at a time!!! Place the item in the appropriate basket. There you go..keep folding......you're almost done.
Three: If your children can microwave a pizza roll, right there is where their laundry basket stays, and each child carries his or hers to their room and stows the clothes.
Four: You take yours, and the linen closet bag.....as in "why not now", while it's still folded, warm and fluffy, to yours. DON'T set it on the floor, the bed, or anywhere. Yup..put it away. Now you are done.....almost.....just return both bags to the laundry. Empty.
Guess what? Virtually none of it will be wrinkled.: ) and wash is "done" and your bed.....a bed.
September 3, 2014 at 3:08AM     
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karichard
My mantras are "economy of motion" and "once and done". Unfortunately I am the only one in my house that sees dirt and the only one who hates dishes in the sink. It drives me batty when the others in the house ( my husband and 23 yr old step daughter) don't understand that the dishwasher is right next to the sink, waiting for their dishes so that I can run it. They put everything into the sink. I am also a surface cleaner. I can't stand dirt, dust or spillage on a surface. It Must Be Wiped! They on the other hand don't see any of it. AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
last Thursday at 6:38PM   
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krismort
karichard, I'm NNO but feel the same way about dirt, dust and spillage, as well as dirty dishes in the sink. It took a while but I've convinced my own kids that dishes do NOT go in the sink. The sink is there to rinse off food particles into the disposal after throwing away the corn cobs and napkins and before loading the dishes into the dishwasher. I don't want to have to dig through a bunch of dirty, food-encrusted dishes and wet paper napkins when it's time to wash the hand wash only cookware. And the ONLY time dirty, but rinsed, dishes are allowed on the counter by the sink is when the dishwasher is running. Any other time, the dishwasher is either being filled or being emptied. I guess I should pat myself on the back for at least one area where I'm NO. Now to train the sons-in-law and the grandkids.
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Houzz Tour: A Historic Remodel Keeps the Romance Alive

It was love at first sight for the owner of a 2-centuries-old house. She and her husband renovated it with tender loving care Full Story
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What a gorgeous use of restraint, with brilliant editing. A fabulous merge of old...... feeling totally fresh and modern. KUDOS.
August 31, 2014 at 2:50PM     
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Laurie
You have created a lovely home, and I especially love that the kitchen has a simple floor plan, not overdone. The paint colors are soft and serene, and the whole house is charming and inviting.
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capeanner
I think we should find out where gusmom lives and pay a visit! Sounds like a lot more fun than the local inn idea.
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Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment

In a Massachusetts seaside town, a traditional home is redecorated in a playful style and with attention to flow and balance Full Story
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cynjess
Agh this home gives me feelings of confusion and chaos. Wanting to mix different colors and patterns is great but I feel like this home just doesn't do it right.
August 25, 2014 at 5:50PM     
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10 Recipes for Shabby Chic Style

Rustic furniture, floral fabrics, sparkling chandeliers. Here are 10 easy ways to bring the romantic cottage look into your home Full Story
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mmmmmmmmm I guess the one word I don't like is "recipe" especially when it's applied to design. It often becomes synonymous with "cliche". It IS possible to extract the essence of what you love in ANY style, and make it your own, comfortably, stylishly, and practically for you and yours,, without slavery to the "look". And no......you don't need a chair with a sagged out bottom, at any price : )
August 22, 2014 at 6:45AM     
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Leslie Brooks
My mom and I just had a discussion about shabby chic. We love it in other peoples houses. We just can't make it look good. If I tried to do it, it would look like a bad thrift store.
August 30, 2014 at 6:29PM   
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bigredkate
I have always made my own slipcovers so that I can take them off - we have golden retrievers so washing the slipcovers is a regular job. I have never had a problem keeping them in place. It might be because I use a good heavy upholstery fabric.
September 1, 2014 at 11:52PM   
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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@ cathiefintexas.........LOVE THAT!! I shall pray I don't recognize myself in a "story"? .......nah, not to
worry....too classy and STYLISH : )
@Norfolkgarden..... You my dear, have your head screwed on to perfection!! ( must be sleeping on YOUR sides!!! of the bed, and all is well in your universe?). You truly sound like someone we'd all LOVE to have in the midst of our crazier clients. Or perhaps just a decent lunch , a glass of grape, and forget the decorating!!!
August 21, 2014 at 5:13PM     
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Kimba, your question has a much better chance of being responded to if you click above on the "advice" tab and post under "design dilemmas" topics. Best of luck!
August 30, 2014 at 12:27PM     
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Should not have read this article over my lunch break. Was laughing to hard I almost choked on my leftover tacos! BEST. ARTICLE. EVER.
September 3, 2014 at 8:04AM     
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Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection

Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home Full Story
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I am possibly insane?. Once one begins with the amount one can spend, the best school system one can afford within that amount if one has or plans children, the property taxes which undoubtedly will be reflected in the quality of the school system, the number of bedrooms and baths, the basic size and layout of the house, its general look and if or if not that has an appealing quality outside and inside.......you get to the "goodies". The windows, floors, moldings, other "boney" things, the condition of kitchen and baths usually topping that list..........etc.
Most of the folks on this planet, those without unlimited resources, will finally SETTLE. Yes! That's the word. They will settle. There will be something less than desirable, and the fewer their resources relative to market prices in an area,, the more they will settle. It will matter if they are contingent or non contingent, if it is a first, second or third time buy, if they are handy or not, how much search time is involved, and the need, (or not) to move, be that sooner or later, or much much later.
I'm not a realtor, and while ALL of the above are certainly worthwhile considerations within comparable price points in any given locale,, having it all, means having it A $ $ L. L..
"Perfection" is usually elusive unless one finds the prefect lot, in a perfect spot, and builds the perfect house. Even then, perfection can be frustratingly elusive, simply because most homes are like the people who inhabit them. Even the very best, are just a teeny bit imperfect. Most are more seriously imperfect........! Hence the vast popularity of Houzz, and its advice of all types pertaining to "HOUZZES" , and the many and myriad ways we live within them. But as I said....I could just be nuts : )
August 20, 2014 at 3:02AM     
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lc29
bighouse169, you bring up a good point about checking cell phone reception. My sister's new house has metal framing and foil sheathed insulation, they have to walk outside to get a cell phone signal.
We once rented a house a couple of blocks away from the 101 freeway in LA, we couldn't hear traffic noise........but, LAPD and the local news stations love their helicopters! So if there is a car chase or a big accident the copters will circle around the entire neighborhood trying to get the perfect video for the news. Morning rush hour was the worst, I'd try to catch a few extra winks after a cross country trip and the helicopters would be circling over the house. Now I live close to the beach instead of the freeway, but those stupid helicopters have followed me to fly over the beach on summer weekends, can't win!
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Amanda Rogers
Be sure to check the water source. If it's well water, get it tested. If it's municipal water, check the water quality reports and find out where the water comes from. Where I live in the California, the next town over has very hard water that is a mixture of Delta water (pollutants and pesticides have to be removed) and well water. Residents there have to get water softeners and can still have problems with the water corroding plumbing and appliances. Whereas, the town I live in gets it water straight from the mountains. It's much cleaner and doesn't have the hardness issues. Also, with the drought problems in California and other areas, make sure that the water source is reliable. Some small communities have already ran out of water making their properties worthless if they want to sell. If the house is on well water, does a nearby farm also draw from the same groundwater basin? If so, you may find yourself running out of water. It's already happened in some areas of the state.
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Simple Pleasures: Savor Summer’s Last Hurrah

Choose from 3 easy celebrations to close summer out in a soul-satisfying way Full Story
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And another bites the dust: ) But thanks for the reminder that the favorite local ending is "Ring of Fire" around one of the more populous Finger Lakes in NY State, Canandaigua Lake. The entire shoreline community dims the house and yard lighting and sets out flares to line their frontage one evening each and every Labor Day weekend. A bittersweet, fun and perfectly lovely!!! marker with a so long to that which we proclaim real summer. Yet again.
August 17, 2014 at 5:54PM     
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elenanoir
Looking forward to bundling up our newborn 3rd son & hitting the parks before it gets cold. With a little luck we'll be moving into our first house under renovation in time to ready it for hibernation. End of summer will be about spackling, painting, sanding & refinishing before the weather turns. Oh & finishing up the ice pops in the freezer before the kids lose excitement over them. Maybe some kite flying.
August 18, 2014 at 11:06AM     
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myspottyteapot
Sadly while you guys are mourning the end of summer, here in oz we are looking forward to the end of winter! Your sadness is our joy!! At even the slightest hint of warmth, I am outside having my coffee, getting excited about my garden coming to life again. And by the end of summer, I will be sick of the flies, tired of the 40'C days, and worn out by constantly trying to keep my garden alive!! Such fun! ☀️
August 20, 2014 at 2:17AM     
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8 Elegant Ideas for a Stairway Wall

Turn an awkward area into a graceful scene with low seating, a pretty wallpaper, just-right tables and more Full Story
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An entry hall should hint at the rest to come......whether you actually decorate it first, or last. In the pic below, (last "room" done in a move to a new home), the antique prints on the stair wall, I had chosen for their former powder room, chair for the living room, and the chest for the prior master bedroom. All found new welcoming spots at the front door. The pattern in the stair carpet, not visible in a photo, echoes the iron railing motif, in smaller scale.
August 17, 2014 at 5:18AM     
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Dear Christine: Great article, wonderful images and interesting ideas. There are several areas in interior spaces that are almost always awkward and challenging to solve in an elegant way. We look at these areas as great opportunities to be creative. You have shown here many ways that designers have artfully made something beautiful out of a problem. And ---- Thank you for including our work in your article!!!! We appreciate that so very much. Look forward to seeing more of your writing! All the Best, Tom and Amanda. Also, here is another awkward stair space that we recently did......
August 22, 2014 at 5:03AM     
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roxieks
Chicago Mosaics beautiful work. I don't know how anyone could choose between them, heck I will take one of each for different rooms. Thank you for sharing!
August 22, 2014 at 10:04AM   
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