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Linda Leyble
Works at The Colorful Bee
Attended Hunter College, Queens College
Lives in Great River, NY
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These are great a Julea! I'd add this one, a sign I saw in a home for sale (by a realtor no less)..."An Old Crab Lives Here!"
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Check out my blog today - a wonderful guest post from my friend Jo Lee of Swedish Interior Design - on the benefits of buying handmade furniture.
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I love architectural fragments as artwork. Here a quick tutorial on how I took a plain one and transformed it.

http://thecolorfulbee.com/?p=3180
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Thanks Jose!
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Are you having trouble picking the right paint color for your room? Read this!
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I recently created some unique art pieces for a home staging project in Syosset NY. In this blog post I give a step-by-step on how to do one of the pieces. The home sold for list price in under a month!
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Thanks so much Mary!  I miss our talks...have to connect again soon!
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I've been meaning to post about Radiant Orchid, Pantone's Color of the Year...and I finally did.  Here I show the best ways to use this hue in your home!
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Such great advice Julea...I know that some of my realtors advise to put a delineating object/flag etc on the property's exterior - to help people find it - it's so important to have the home be visible at night. I can't tell you how many times I have found it difficult to find home numbers at night...so if I can't find the home, neither can prospective buyers (even if they have better eyesight!)

Great advice...as always,

Linda
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I am almost finished with a gift for my readers and followers - an e-guide on how to choose the right colors for your rooms. But I need a little help - tell me what you are struggling with...what problems have you encountered when choosing colors. Comment, email me or go to the blog link below and let me know your concerns, so I can answer them in the e-guide. Thanks a bunch!

http://thecolorfulbee.com/?p=3198
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Using antique books, candles, votives, greenery and a sunburst mirror, I decorated my fireplace mantel with a wintery theme.
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I am finally putting my Christmas decorations away. I always feel sad when this time comes...but it's time to clean, pack up Christmas and organize the house so new design ideas can flow!
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Occupation
Blogger, Decorative Artist, Color Consultant, Home Stager
Skills
Decorative Painting, Color Whiz, Creative Thinker, Former English major - good with words
Employment
  • The Colorful Bee
    Decorative Artist, Design Consultant, Home Stager, 2000 - present
    Currently write the blog, The Colorful Bee (http://www.thecolorfulbee.com). The blog is a compendium of many decorative projects that I have created over the course of my life as a decorative artist and designer. I also feature other creative designers on the blog - from all over the world. There are also DIY tutorials on the blog, so that just about anyone who would like to learn how to be more creative - can find ideas that they can do to create a more beautiful environment.
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Currently
Great River, NY
Previously
Bayside, NY - Bayside, Flushing, Whitestone, NY - Kirkland, Washington
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Tagline
I am a design blogger, decorative artist, designer and home stager
Introduction
I have always loved music and the arts - and for the last 13 years, I have been pursuing them more fervently.  I write a design blog, The Colorful Bee and I own a decorative painting and design company, Studio of Decorative Arts - and a home staging company - Beautiful Staged Homes.  My artistic skills enable me to quickly revamp a single room...or any home that is for sale - without expensive demolition or costly replacement. 

I love creating something out of nothing - I have been doing it my whole life.  If I have a blank sheet of paper - I'll create art, music or poetry.  A blank wall will always become something especially beautiful, if someone gives me a few hours to work on it.

I am learning to use technology (I am blogging and tweeting!)...but I'd rather be designing, painting and staging...& singing! 
Bragging rights
My designs and decorative painting projects have been featured in books, online magazines and design sites, newspapers and design blogs such as: Houzz, Newsday, HGTV.com, Living With Wine, Royal Design Studio design blog and many others. I also write my own music (and I am in a band, Under the Influence, where we play mostly 60s through 90s acoustic music. I also write comedy - especially funny songs. I did stand up for several years in NYC. I was picked among 1000s of performers to be on "America's Funniest People"
Education
  • Hunter College, Queens College
    English Literature, 1970 - 1974
  • Bayside High School
  • Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament
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Gender
Female
Other names
Linda Hardick; Linda Leonhardt