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The Beauty of Minimalist Design

By Samantha Grose, designer for JP&CO and Optima Homes Have you ever walked into a room and immediately felt cramped and uncomfortable without really knowing why? Maybe the room was neat and tidy, with everything in its place, but it still seemed cluttered and chaotic. Why might that be? The answer: The room was probably… Read more »

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8 Tips for Green Bathroom Cleaning

By Samantha Grose, Lead Designer Optima Homes and JP&CO. None of us want a bathroom teeming with germs. Yet, none of us want a bathroom coated in hazardous chemicals either. Can we have our cake and eat it too? I say YES! 8 Tips for Green Cleaning your Bathroom Instead of using the same artificial… Read more »

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Cooking in a “Green” Kitchen

By Samantha Grose, designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO There are many ways to promote a more eco-friendly kitchen. Yes, eating green is probably top-of-mind, but many other factors beyond cuisine come into play when going green in the kitchen. A huge part of an eco-conscious kitchen has to do with the appliances you choose to buy and… Read more »