Author Archives kathyregini

Open House Checklist

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Open House Checklist

 

When your home is on the market and your realtor has scheduled an open house, here’s your checklist!

ACOS-Open House Checklist

 

Simple and Beautiful Design

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Simple and Beautiful Design

The Scandinavians know stylish simplicity. Their approach is to pare things down, rather than adorn and embellish.  The result is not minimalist or clinical,  it’s cozy and inviting. They use natural materials and strike a great balance of comfort, function, and beauty. Although it’s thoughtful, it is also clean and uncomplicated.   The perfect environment to make you feel happier!

Tips for Winter Curb Appeal

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Tips for Winter Curb Appeal

If you are selling your home, you should not slack on curb appeal just because it’s winter. Making that great first impression is still very important. Here are a few pointers:

  1. Remove any snow/ice on front walk way. It is not a good feeling to slip and slide–we only want positive thoughts as buyers approach the home.
  2. Keep the yard tidy. Rake and use the blower to pick up debris.
  3. Make sure the front door is perfect-paint or stain if needed, replace dated or worn hardware, and possibly even add a beautiful winter wreath.
  4. Clean the front porch lighting so the glass sparkles, and make sure the bulbs match and give off good light.
  5.  Add a large planter or two with cold weather plants in them such as small evergreen trees or bushes.
  6. Place a large, good quality mat in front of door.

 

Design Trend 2018: Mixing Metals

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Design Trend 2018: Mixing Metals

I know gold & brass is very on-trend right now in home decor. But I think it can really be over done. Mixing metals is a much more subtle approach that adds character and depth, and looks more casual and effortless.  Mix warm (gold, brass, copper) and cool metals (chrome, brushed silver, gun metal) for the best result.

A Great Way to add Storage to your Kitchen

by kathyregini | Comments Off on A Great Way to add Storage to your Kitchen

I think this is brilliant! Functional, hidden away and everyone has the space to do it!

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018

I had someone ask me what Pantone was the other day. Pantone forecasts seasonal global color trends. It is actually taken very seriously by major corporations when deciding on goods manufactured, as well as color palates for design of commercial spaces.   So… for 2018 the color is a blue based purple: ULTRA VIOLET.

With interior design, this can be a tricky color to work with, as it is very bold and strong. I probably would not recommend it for wall color. But it can be used sparingly as small pops, or you can find variations of this color that are a little more muted and have some grey. Below is a picture of how it could be used.

Beautiful Floor Lighting

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Beautiful Floor Lighting

I think these are a work of art. Functional and beautiful.

polyethylene-floor-lamp-tibey-by-cattelan-italia-floor-lamp-design-by-cattelan-italia-590x442 img55867881 floor-standing-lamp-contemporary-stone-outdoor-use-53266-3033117 prodotti-27732-rel244a41ed-1de3-4935-afe2-e2381a490648

Staging Across America-Redfin Article

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Staging Across America-Redfin Article

Excited to be part of an article published by Redfin about secrets of preparing your home for sale by city. Have a look!

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2017/11/home-staging-secrets-by-city.html

Front Porch Curb Appeal

by kathyregini | Comments Off on Front Porch Curb Appeal

Planters are a way to give your front entry area curb appeal. They soften the space and make it more welcoming.

How to Fix a Boring Hallway

by kathyregini | Comments Off on How to Fix a Boring Hallway

If you have a hallway with carpet and bare walls, you know how boring it can feel. Hallways are frequently overlooked when it comes to home decor. But you spend a decent amount of time traveling your hallways, and a stylish and welcoming hallway can be a wonderful way to access all the other spaces of your home. Here are some tips.

  1. If it is carpeted, switch to wood floors. Or at least place a beautiful runner with some pattern and color. Warm and welcoming.
  2. Hallways are a great place for family photo collections, mirrors, or large art. It can look like an art gallery!
  3. Consider a shallow console table or shallow floating shelf to break up the long lines.
  4. If you are willing to tear into the drywall, consider a large alcove, or shallow built- in bookshelves.
  5. Add wall sconces for decorative lighting.