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Design Trend 2018: Mixing Metals

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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

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

Pantone’s Color of the Year 2018

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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

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

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Staging Across America-Redfin Article

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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

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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

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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.

Staging with the Color Orange for Fall

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Here’s my recent staging with a touch of orange to bring in Fall!

 

Shade Sails as a Functional Design Element

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I love shade sails for adding a little shade to an outdoor area. Whether it’s a single sail or multiples layered on top of each other, it’s a beautiful way to have extra protection from the strong sun. Enjoy your back yard before the chilly weather comes our way!

Quick Home Styling Tricks

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Here’s two of tricks I frequently use when styling a home for sale or for enjoyment…

 

  1. The Power of Three. Three objects arranged in a cluster makes for a great art grouping. Try things of different heights and sizes and shapes for maximum effect. I like a connecting theme or color.

 

  1. Book Shelves 101. Rather than boring rows of books, create interest by removing some of the books and interjecting interesting objects to break up the spaces, as well has rearranging some of the books to be stacked for variety.