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This isn’t your Grandmother’s Coffee Table

Posted by on Jun 22, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

This isn’t your Grandmother’s Coffee Table

Have you noticed what’s happened to the old coffee table?  For the most part, the classic walnut or maple rectangular or oval tables are gone.  Home owners today are opting for unique and eye popping pieces that can become the center of the living or family room.   What a great opportunity to express your individual taste!  Even if your decorating style leans toward traditional or transitional, a “one of a kind” coffee table will have your friends and family talking as soon as they walk into your room.  Simple colorful cubes or garden stools...

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The Latest on the Family Room

Posted by on May 24, 2011 in Interior Design - Personal | 0 comments

The Latest on the Family Room

I mentioned in a recent blog that I would continue to update you on “our family room”.  At this point, we are almost finished – the built-ins are completed, sectional has arrived and we are using some of our old accent pieces!  While the finishing touches remain to be completed, today I wanted to share some of the “accent painting” we did that really adds interest, warmth, color and texture to the room.  I already shared that we white washed our brick fireplace, so to compliment that change we created an accent wall (Sherwin Williams...

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Dining in Comfort & Style

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

  Have you noticed that the classic dining room furniture set has long been a thing of the past?  If you are still living with an outdated dining room here are the two best changes you can make to update your room and bring it into the 21st century.   Change out your dining room chairs & paint your china closet a great color that will pop in the room!  Changing the seating will change the whole look of the room.  The variety of dining room chairs today is so creative.  Upholstered chairs offer the most options for a traditional style,...

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Curb Appeal

Posted by on Apr 11, 2011 in Real Estate Staging | 2 comments

Did you know a potential home buyer make up his or her mind about whether they would live in your home within the 1st minute  they pull up to the curb ?  That fact makes it most important to focus on the “curb appeal” of your home!  And the good news – exterior remodeling & refreshing projects are the best investment for expected recoupment.  So my potential sellers don’t forget about the outside of your home when you are planning to sell.  Even if you can’t afford to invest a lot of money in staging, there are so many inexpensive ways...

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My Family Room

Posted by on Mar 17, 2011 in Interior Design - Personal | 2 comments

My Family Room

Why is it that designers sometimes have a harder time designing their own spaces than those of their clients?  I looked around my family room this winter and said it’s time for a change!  My husband – who has a great eye for design and I have not agreed on much when it comes to updating the hub of our home.  I think I heard “man cave” come out of his mouth (did I say he has an eye for design?).  So, periodically, I will keep you updated on the “make-over of our family room”.  So far, we’ve agreed to...

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Latest Color Trend!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Latest Color Trend!

I can’t pick up a magazine these days without reading the latest color trend in design is blue & white!  It may be the latest trend but in my mind it’s always been a perennial favorite!  Think how calming it feels to look at a blue sky with white puffy clouds! Or how sporty navy and white look together – How about how comfortable you feel in your favorite pair of jeans!  Choose from navy, to Wedgewood, to sky blue or anything in between.  Blue is just a color that looks good on everything and is so easy to live with!  It is a great back...

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Five Inexpensive ways to Perk up your Home

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Interior Design | 2 comments

I am so ready for Spring!  Aren’t you?  Since Spring is still a month away, I was thinking of some easy, inexpensive ways to perk up my home.  Here are my top 5!  Paint an accent wall in one of your rooms.  It is a great way to change the way the room looks and feels!  Buy a new set of lamps – lighting is amazing and while you are at it, add a mirror to reflect that light – your space will fill much bigger!  Add brightly colored pillows to compliment your sofa or bed.  Here is a really inexpensive idea – add greenery, nothing will warm up a...

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Top Real Estate Staging Tips

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Real Estate Staging | 0 comments

Thinking of placing your home on the market?  Are you concerned that your home may not sell quickly?   Staging your home may not guarantee a sale but it will put you in the best possible position to sell your home quickly and at today’s top dollar. When staging a home you’ll want to neutralize or “de-personalize” it.  This will attract a broad range of prospective buyers.  The key is to create a space that the buyer can imagine living in. The #1 staging step that creates the best return for your investment of time or money  is De-cluttering...

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Windows to your World!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

  Selecting window treatments can be challenging today – do you use shades, shutters, curtains or draperies -Perhaps a combination?  Would you like custom treatments or ready-made treatments? The options today are endless, which make choosing all the more difficult.  After painting a room, window treatments are one of the most affordable design changes to make a room unique and inviting.   Consider some of these tips when selecting window treatments.  Compare the style of your window & room with the treatment you are considering.  For...

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Pillow Talk

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Want to make a quick and inexpensive design change to your living space that will have your friends saying – “wow – what’s new in this room”?  Let’s talk pillows, yes, pillow talk!  What a great way to completely change the look of a room for a very small investment.  The latest trends offer so many choices – choose romance with ruffles, rosettes or chenille pillows; or how about “shaggy chic” lamb’s wool or vintage graphics?   Regardless of your personal preferences pillows will add the color, texture and pattern to your home for only a few...

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