Category Archives: Interior Design


A Note from Designing Moves LLC President Christine Smart

The Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary defines transition as “the process of changing, or a change from one form or condition to another” or “a transition is also a link between ideas or sections in a work of literature or music.” … Continue reading

Happy Holidays!

The Designing Moves LLC team wishes you a very happy holiday season! Our offices will be closed beginning Friday, December 23, 2016 and reopening Monday, January 2, 2017 so our team members can spend time with family and friends. Please … Continue reading

A Visit Home

NOTE: This article has been posted before. We felt it was an appropriate time to update it to reflect changing trends and post the new, improved model. Enjoy! If you were home for the holidays to visit Mom and Dad, … Continue reading

NASMM celebrates Certified Senior Move Managers during National Recognition Week, May 8 – 14, 2016

The National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM) has declared May 8-14, 2016 National Senior Move Managers Week. During this recognition week, NASMM is proud to recognize Christine Smart as a Senior Move Manager~Certified (SMM~C). The SMM~C designation is the … Continue reading

Christine Smart earns NASMM@Home Specialist Designation

 In conjunction with the National Association of Senior Move Managers aging in place initiative, NASMM@HOME, CHRISTINE SMART earned the NASMM@HOME Specialist designation at NASMM’s recent 2016 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX. “Extensive research indicates future generations of older adults, … Continue reading

Circle of Service Awarded to Designing Moves LLC

  PRESS RELEASE         DESIGNING MOVES LLC Receives The National Association of Senior Move Managers Circle of Service Designation     CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – MARCH 17, 2014 –  DESIGNING MOVES LLC has been awarded the Circle of … Continue reading

Kovels on Antiques & Collectibles Latest Trends

Decorators like to follow the latest trends. A recent list suggested these: “In” are dark interiors, “Out” are all white walls. Taxidermy birds are “in” but antlers are “out.” Throne-like wood chairs are “in,” and modern plastic furniture is “out,” … Continue reading

Survey: Most Baby Boomers Lack a Plan to Care for Parents

The survey of 600 adults ages 45 to 65, conducted for the HomeInstead Senior Care network, also found: • 31% don’t know how many medications their parents take. • 34% don’t know whether their parents have a safe deposit box … Continue reading

Storing Collectibles; May Not Be a Good Idea

Tip from Kovels – June 2011 issue Storing collectibles now and hoping they’ll go up in value later may or may not be a good idea. Storing pottery, glass and metal in a dry attic or basement is usually OK, … Continue reading