Resort Style Living

All of us can hardly wait for our holidays to come.  

I say why not create a resort lifestyle to live in year round?  This has nothing to do with 'cost' but rather attitude, quality and style.  Learn the secrets to creating your calm, colourful and inspiring 'Resort Style Life' HERE!

Join Our 'Resort Style Boomers' Group FREE REPORT

Changing our Perspective is Healthy

We are educated, smart, tech savvy, active, healthy and think we are young... We are Baby Boomers! Why should we change our perspective?

Dear Fellow Baby Boomer

As we age we need to see a bird's eye view of our current life situation.  This includes many things like our home, health and finances. While we are still healthy enough, can afford to travel and 'right size' our living space we need to plan for our future.  This is not about 'downsizing our lifestyle' this is about 'Aging in Place - Resort Style'!

  1. Are you a Baby Boomer, retired or approaching retirement?
  2. Have you been looking at downsizing your home but don’t want to downsize your lifestyle?
  3. Have you, or your partner had parents that needed to be placed in a care facility and they fought it tooth and nail because they didn’t want to leave their home?
  4. Has this caused you concern about your own life & health & home?

Me too! My husband, I and his sisters looked after his mom who lost her partner at 90 and was diagnosed with Dementia. She was still living and functioning in her home but was becoming more and more forgetful. She refused to leave her home and said “I’ll take poison if you make me leave!” As we lived an hour away, we prepared weekly meals and visited her up to 3 times a week did all her laundry, yard and housework. We had home helpers come 2 x a day to ensure she ate. We installed security cameras that all the family could access to make sure she was okay. This worked for 3 years until she fell down and really hurt herself. She never went home from the hospital; she was moved to a wonderful care facility.

Those were a tough few years that really made us assess our life. We decided to be proactive and put our old, beloved ‘character home’ on the ocean up for sale as neither of us could continue the maintenance it required.

We made a list of our wants, needs and desires and made conscious compromises and choices. We moved to the city to a ‘right-sized’ newer ‘character’ home with lower maintenance, higher perceived and real value. As a 35+ year Interior Design Veteran and published Style Strategy Author I used my knowledge and experience to create a ‘resort like’ feel to our space that up-scaled our lifestyle to one that feels like we are on a ‘holiday at home’ every day! If you want to see how my husband and I did this so you can do this too (regardless of your location or budget), sign up for my 8 Module Online Course: Aging in Place - Resort Style - Exclusive offer below!


How to Create a Resort Style Life

Begin with a Dream

What is your fantasy vacation, location, home, hobby, books, music and/or art?

Do you feel rejuvenated like I do watching a sunset on the ocean? Maybe the coolness of the mountains appeal to you. Or, maybe you prefer the dry heat of the desert.  Whatever it is bring it into your space to feel like you are having and living your vacation 365 days - at home!

Let yourself embrace that feeling and create an interior space (even if it is only one room in your home) that is theme designed with your 'holiday' image.

Careful, as this may spread to the rest of your life! 

Each Project begins with ART

This item will be the 'focal point' of the room. It has colour, theme, style and everyone must like it as all other items chosen will revolve around it.

A Painting or Photo?

Does the image evoke a feeling or give you a style direction and colour palette you like?

Granite or Tile?

Is it your counter or backsplash in your kitchen, bathroom or on a fireplace hearth?

An Area Rug?

Is it a beautiful area rug, mosaic tile or fabric that either grounds the room or enlivens it?

Resort Style Kitchen > Before & After

Below is my personal kitchen renovation. I kept the floors, walls and windows. I changed appliance locations, lighting, island and cabinets to create a Classic European look that brought it to up to the standards of the rest of our Mediterranean Style Home.

Continue your 'Resort Style' Outside!

Great House but...

A beautiful, unique and smaller home just needed a better serviced gathering place for friends & family to enjoy - an outdoor bar!

Create an Outdoor Kitchen

Jan looking over her design plans for the outdoor kitchen.  Challenges included a 3" canter to the front & unlevel floor bricks. 

Resort Style Bar

Completion of the outdoor entertainment bar and grill area now has many guests over for good food and conversation.

Afraid to Renovate?

Everyone wants a place to relax and rejuvenate.  We all have an idea of what we want.  Then we get excited to start until we see pictures of other ideas and get all confused.

I got you covered!  

DESIGN DOMINOES - The Interior Process Game (c) will help you take the stress out and give you the joy of creating a space that is the 'Resort Style' home you want and deserve!

GET the 4 FREE Videos HERE

Free Videos with Downloads to keep and use to make your next Renovation or New Build on TIME & BUDGET as well as FUN & Stress free!


Twice a year, Jan Addams (Designer, Author, Trainer) accepts up to 20 students to take her 8 Week ONLINE TRAINING COURSE - Aging in Place - Resort Style!

Dear Fellow Baby Boomer

Join me on the journey of learning to love our life and aging in our home in style!

BELOW is the OUTLINE of the Course.  If you have any questions email me 

8 Module Online Course: Aging in Place - Resort Style!

MODULE 1: Definition of Baby Boomers along with their wants and needs
• Aging in Place vs
• Universal Design vs
• Aging in Place - Resort Style
• Should you stay & renovate or sell?

Downloads: Aging in Place – Resort Style / The 8 Key Deciding Factors

MODULE 2: What is Your Personal, Home & Organizational Style?
• What is your Dominant Personality Trait?
• What is your Body Shape?
• What are your Personal Power Colours?
• What is your Interior Design Style?
• What is your Lifestyle and Holiday Style?

Downloads: Discovering Your Inner Style E book / Space Options Survey

MODULE 3: DESIGN DOMINOES - The Interior Process Game©:
The difference between a need and a desire & ‘Compromise’ is not a 'bad' word…
• Start your Project with ART
• Determine your BUDGET
• Define your COLOUR Direction - Temperature & Intensity
• Know your EXISTING Features - items that stay
• Understand FLOOR Plans & Feng-tional Space Design
• Know what you want your GRAND Theme to look like
• Get HELPFUL Web-links to Designer Accessibility Products

Downloads: Design Dominoes Forms / Video Training Course

MODULE 4: Mystery of Light & Colour Revealed

• The Science behind colour
• The Psychology behind colour
• The Secrets of Undertones & Intensities

Downloads: Colour Science, Psychology & Secrets

MODULE 5: 'Heart of the Home' the KITCHEN: 4 part
• Practical & Functional design needs,
• Appliance, Plumbing, Electrical, Cabinets & Counters product range costs,
• optimal 'work triangle' layouts
• cabinet details & designer tips

Downloads: Work Triangles / cabinet design cheat sheets

MODULE 6: Relax & Rejuvenate in Master Bedroom and Ensuite: 4 part
• Universal Resort Style design needs,
• Plumbing, Electrical, Cabinets, Specialty Hardware products & cost range,
• No transition showers, accessibility room layout details &
• designer tips to create a 'Hotel Room & Spa Bath'

Downloads: ADA dimensions for layouts / designer Hotel/Ensuite Spa tips

MODULE 7: Organized & Creative Home Office: 4 Part
• Organizational style and needs
• Online & Onsite Storage
• Use and layout details
• designer tips to create a Personal, Productive & Passionate Space

Downloads: 4 Office Styles / Introduction to The Paper Tiger™

MODULE 8: Your Outdoor Resort Style Environment:
o Privacy & Security
o How to create a no transition entrance & retrofitted lift
o Maintenance Easy Decks & Gardens
o Outdoor kitchen & Hot tub or Pool

Downloads: Your Personal Style Report (PSR) completed by Jan Addams based on your Style to Space Options Survey (SOS)



ONLINE Class Size LIMITED to 20 STUDENTS for personalized attention.

8 Week Course offered 2 x a year > Spring & Fall
 Online access to 1 module a week of the 8 Modules of Training Course
Multiple downloads to use and keep (some are 179 pages)
Discovering Your Inner Style – 8 Steps to G.U.R.U.
DESIGN DOMINOES – The Interior Process Game© – Custom Project Management Binder with fillable PDF forms for your Reno or New Build
Designer Secret web-links to products & services
Private Facebook Page
Private Pinterest Board
Open call and support webinar each Saturday from 9-11am PST
Personalised Report prepared by Jan Addams for each Student at end of course to help you create your own Age in Place – Resort Style Space.


Okay you are thinking...
“We tried to renovate a couple years ago and, it’s still not done…”
“I hate technology, and I can’t get started until I learn it all…”
“We don’t want to move and I want to renovate, but I get confused with all the choices and don’t know to start, and have been saying that for years…"

I get it, because I’ve been there. I have helped 100's of clients interior design their space and I have personally renovated 12 homes so I do understand your pain and frustration!  That is exactly why I created this program to help take away the STRESS and replace it with FUN & SATISFACTION!  Now you are probably wondering…

Is This Actually Real?
- Can I / We Do It?
- Will Someone Help Me Make Wise decisions?

The answer to all of those questions with the Aging in Place - Resort Style is a resounding YES!!!!

Every week, I’m going to personally be on a call with our group of ‘Age in Place Resort Stars’, answering your questions, reviewing your homework, providing feedback on your renovation ideas, and ensuring that you get the personal support you need to get the results you want. That’s how serious I am about your success.

As you can imagine, because of the individual nature of this opportunity, our enrollment is VERY limited, and as soon as we hit our target class size, we’re closing registration. Don’t miss out on your chance to finally have the home you’ve always wanted.

Remember, none of us are getting any younger and we all desire to have a Resort Style life and home we love and enjoy for as long as we can. 

It’s time for you to take action,

Jan Addams
President, Image To Interior Inc.

P.S. I understand if Aging in Place – Resort Style isn’t for you. It’s not for everyone. Even if it isn’t, don’t miss the free video training series that will ensure you are better equipped for any path of renovation you choose. I made it to ensure that you’ve got what you need to succeed, even if you don’t work directly with me.

If you haven't already gone through the Aging in Place - Resort Style, I’ve got 4 FREE videos for you:

Training 1 - The Aging in Place - Resort Style Secret
Training 2 - The 8 Key Deciding Factors
Training 3 - The S.O.S. Method and Renovation Guide
Training 4 - Design Dominoes Secrets to create Your Resort Style Home


The next 8 WEEK Course Begins April 7th to May 26th / 2018