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About Moll Anderson

Moll Anderson is an accomplished interior designer and lifestyle expert who infused the interior design world with a fresh new way of thinking with her first book, Change Your Home, Change Your Life®. She is known for her sensory-scaped approach to design featured in her newest book The Seductive Home™. Anderson, an Emmy-winning entertainment reporter, has served as guest and designer on national television shows and has been featured in popular women’s magazines. Get to know Moll Anderson at Magazines.com.

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Moll Anderson’s Advice for Discovering Your Seductive Style

This week I want to start you off with just one question, “Do you have seductive style?” Now, there are many ways you can interpret this question and even more ways to answer it! I’ve told you all about the seductive home, seductive tables for two, seductive celebrations and everything in between, but what really matters is what it means to you!

Seductive style can be different for everyone–it could be showcased in your demeanor. It’s shown in the way you walk with confidence, how you carry yourself from day to day, and the overall manner in which you present yourself to people. Having seductive style is a feeling; it’s a way of life! I want to know what turns you on to having this great feeling and incorporating seductive style into your life.

Think about the women that you feel possess seductive style—hone in on which quality evokes the seductive sensation and find a way to bring that into your own behavior and attitude. It could be as easy as just wearing a bold new palette on your lips. Go bold and go red! A new study from France shows that female servers at restaurants wearing red lipstick versus another color or no lipstick at all were 50% more likely to receive more tips! It is thought that red lips are associated with high estrogen levels, sexual arousal and good health.

Sometimes discovering your seductive style can be as simple as treating yourself to something special: buying a new pair of heels with a blast of color, such as red or even a vibrant orange or yellow or introducing a new pop of color to your makeup, wardrobe and accessories. Taking risks and making simple changes might just restore that confidence in your step.

Go ahead and splurge a little on something for you to take a walk on the silky side!

If you aren’t ready to showcase your style change on the outside, why not begin with something sexy you wear on the inside. I’m talking about throwing on your sexiest set of lingerie and wearing it for the full day. (And if you don’t have any sexy lingerie, you need to invest!) Whether you are running errands, going to work, or hustling your kids about their schedules, you’ll be the only person to know about your little secret and maybe when your partner comes home, you can let him in on your great lingerie adventure too.

The idea is to get in touch with your seductive side, however, and choose a way that most fits you personally! Take this challenge and tell me about it! I want to know what elicits your seductive style.

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Moll Anderson’s Tips for Fifty Shades of Romance

Lately women across the U.S. are proclaiming that British author E L James’ bestselling erotic novels, a trilogy collectively called Fifty Shades of Grey, are enhancing their sex lives. I’d love to ask these women, “What is really spicing up your marriage—the provocative scenes from the books or that you are paying attention to the one you love?”

If you haven’t heard about the latest sensation hitting bookshelves, Fifty Shades of Grey, then let me give you a quick recap inside this widely popular fiction novel. Anastasia Steele, a newly college graduate falls in love with Christian Grey, a handsome, controlling, charming billionaire business man. Their new-found relationship begins to quickly evolve into a relationship that most of us aren’t so familiar with; Grey seeks out Ana to fulfill his deeply erotic needs. Women across the nation are proclaiming that E L James’ book is enhancing their own sex lives. But, I beg the question “is it the provocative scenes that are spicing up your marriage or is it the simple message I’ve been saying all along—pay attention to the one you love?”

I believe that getting back to the foundation of your home—you and your partner are key to making a space, a seductive home. There are so many colors out there, why would you limit yourself to just fifty shades of gray? I say, take out the whole crayon box and start filling in your world with the missing hues! When reading about Christian and Ana’s romance—the part that got me so excited was the beginning, the love story. The first flicker of intimacy, the teasing flirtation, and the joy of the endless possibilities their new relationship had to offer and yes the lovemaking that you and your spouse or partner create with each other. These pages triggered my memories of when I first met my husband. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud. It’s a sense memory that takes us back to our own personal love stories and gets us enthusiastic to relive those great and intimate moments. The idea is to be intoxicated with the one you love and sharing their company every day. We sometimes get lost in the hustle and bustle of kids and overwhelming schedules of real life—but that’s why I’ve written The Seductive Home™. To help you get back to what’s important: good, old fashion romance; seducing your partner back home and filling your space with ambiance. Isn’t that what we all really need? The atmosphere you create is the vibe you set and the vibe you’ll live in, so take a minute to really think about what you can do to change your home and life to get back to the core principal. Check out my book, The Seductive Home™, to gather a myriad of suggestions to helping you color outside the lines to set the stage for your own kind of romance.

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Moll Anderson’s Tips for a Simple Seductive Outdoor Soirée

The warm days have officially set in and I’m so excited to spend some quality time outdoors in the sunshine or in the coziness of the friendly May evening. So, let’s bring my seductive tips outside the walls of your home and create an enchanting space in your own backyard! Whether it’s just you, you and your partner, or a couple of friends over for a meal—all the elements remain the same! Think of it as sensory scaping™ an outdoor living area.

Start with designating exactly where you want to be: on your porch, in the yard, or wherever! If you have an umbrella, even if it’s not sunny out go ahead and use it—it will allow you to designate a specific frame of where you want your area to be. If it’s dark think about grabbing some white twinkle lights and drape them inside the umbrella, it will add a whimsical touch to the table. Then add in some seating. You can always repurpose furniture from inside your house and bring it outdoors to create a vibe. If you’re using a porch, grab your dining rooms chairs! However, I don’t recommend bringing them onto the grass in case the legs begin to sink into the earth. Having fun with this idea is the key to making it work! By not using any old plastic lawn chair, you’ll begin to set a romantic vibe.

If you are setting a table for a meal, use the same types of things you would as if you were indoors. Utilize your cloth napkins and real silverware instead of paper napkins and plastics. If you’re hesitant to bring nice plates and cups outside, head to your local home store where you can find gorgeous shatterproof acrylic or melamine wineglasses and plates that won’t break if someone were to trip and tumble. Incorporate flowers from your yard or make a stop at your grocer or florist to pick up a bouquet of some big blooms. I think sunflowers are always a fabulous choice and they don’t get lost in the background of the outdoors. Use a candelabra or candle pillar from your home to give a little illuminating height to your tablescape.

Don’t underestimate the beautiful scene you can create in your very own backyard. Strategically placed candles and lamps are a great way to add soft warm lighting. Place little white lights in your bushes, flowers, potted plants, etc. Just make sure everything is safe! The unexpected effect of this sensual lighting will make an amazing difference. If you don’t have a built in system of sound, bring out your iPod and speakers to provide the music ambiance required to make this a successful outing! All your attention to the decadent details™ will bring the entire happening together. Throw on a breezy spring dress, invite your partner or friends and you’ll be throwing a seductive outdoor soiree in no time!

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Moll Anderson’s Guide to a Stress-Free Seductive Night at Home

My fabulous hexagon table and Southwest china.

As we sprint through the spring season, let’s not forget the importance of great dining. The author Virginia Woolf once said, “One cannot think well, love well, and sleep well, if one has not dined well.” I fully attest to her statement because yes, we must all learn the art of dining!

Eating and dining are two entirely different things; dining is an art. And I can think of no better way to paint the picture than with a table-for-two. Think seductive food-to-go for a no-stress night!

You can create a table-for-two simply by calling into your favorite restaurant. Let them prepare the food and all you need to accomplish is the tablescape. The best place to start is by finding a small table. Go on a scavenger hunt around your home; I found a side table (about 42 inches round) from my formal living area and carried it into the great room front and center.

Moving the table was the best design decision I’ve ever made because it carved out a space for just my husband and me. The idea is quality time alone enjoying conversation and a fabulous meal. In my Santa Fe house, I used this fabulous hexagon table and Southwest china. Even in small spaces, creating a table- for-two works perfectly!

You can even set the table beforehand, maybe when you are home on your lunch break or whenever you have free time in your day. When you get home that evening, all you need to do is transfer dinner from the take-out boxes and throw on a gorgeous dress you’ve been dying to wear. Putting on that new outfit or trusted cocktail dress will make you feel beautiful for your seductive affair.

Break out that china you’ve been saving for a “special occasion” and use it for your seductive night at home. Don’t forget to light some candles and turn up the music. Stop by the grocery or your local florist and grab some flowers—they are the most sensual element in pulling together a table-for-two.

Think outside the take-out box and have fun with your seductive evening! Remember that your table doesn’t have to be over the top, just do the best with what you have.

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Moll Anderson Transforms Master Bedroom for Deserving Couple

One of my favorite things to do is help couples reclaim the romance in their relationships by giving them advice on creating seductive living spaces. I recently had the honor of helping a deserving couple—Janell and Ira Smith—transform their master bedroom into a seductive boudoir. And I’m happy to let you know that you can see the entire makeover tomorrow airing on The Doctors TV show!

Just as you want your home to be the place where you want to come back to for your whole family, your master bedroom should inspire sensuality and romance.

You’ll be so surprised to see how the simple and affordable changes I used to makeover their bedroom from a cluttered space to an intimate getaway for two.

Tune in tomorrow to learn the master bedroom do’s and don’ts when bringing back the romance in your relationship!

Don’t miss the show! Check your local listing here: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/main/local_listings

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Moll Anderson’s Advice on How to Get the Energy Flowing in Your Home

It’s not just about making the rooms of your home look fabulous; it’s about making each room feel fabulous, as well! There is a “purpose” for every room in your home—and that dictates quite a bit how you fill those rooms as far as furniture and a vibe—but every one of us has different ideas and notions about what we actually need in each of those rooms.

If you feel like your space isn’t quite what you would like it to be, then today is the day to make a change! I say, start with the energy. You’ll be amazed at how beginning to remove clutter and reorganize can inspire a domino effect to exciting changes, not only in your home but also in your life. Think small—maybe even start in the closet! One easy suggestion is to color organize your clothes, shoes, handbags and even accessories! Putting the items in your closet that go together will create easy inspiration and make getting ready less of a chore and more of a fun activity.

You’ll find that once you get going, the new energy will begin to flourish. Removing the clutter makes new space for positive energy to stir. It’s taught in the art of Feng shui that moving 13 items enhances the chi. The ultimate goal of Feng shui is to enhance your spiritual energy and create a space of harmony. Consider creating vignettes in your space to use your accessories as art!

Sensory-scaping™ vignettes by color and style can easily help you pull your wardrobe together! It also allows for CPU—cost per use. When you’re not wearing your accessories, your room is! If you have space, think about taking an old china cabinet and transforming it into your very own special boutique. Add flowers into the mix for a bit of glamour. Taking the time to make these simple changes will make all the difference in your once chaotic closet.

Spring is here, so get to spring-cleaning!

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