February 13, 2016

Valentine’s Day Inspiration for the Home

Roses are red, violets are blue your home is blessed and so are YOU! Happy Valentine’s Day… Need some last minute inspiration in your home to show off your love? Well, look no further. Bring the feeling of love into your home this time of year. One of may favorites is pairing red with black and white. It’s so classical and elegant. Use gold accents and shapes that remind you of love like a heart, “X” and “O”, lips (who wouldn’t want to sit on this couch), diamonds – my god check out this chandelier from Zulily.com. Maybe being so literal of love and spelling it out in shapes isn’t your thing then try using images of the city of love Paris or use lettering pattern as in the rug below, to mimic a love letter. Now, that you’re living space sets the mood, why not stay in this Valentine’s Day […]
February 10, 2016

15 Tips to Maximize Space in a Small Room

We all live in a big world with big ideas and want big spaces to fill with lots of stuff. But, most homes have at least one small room to contend with…so how do you maximize space and make it work for you and your family?  You accept the fact that you have a small space! By acknowledging your room’s true dimension a homeowner can make wiser choices when it comes to the function, furnishings and living in the space. Here are 15 ways to maximize space in your small room: Small Room Solution # 1: Window Illusion Start by enhancing what’s already in the room the windows. Install curtain rods near the ceiling instead of right above the window frame. This will draw the eye upward and not only make the windows, but the entire room seem taller. Need to increase the width of your windows? Hang the rod […]
January 21, 2016

REFRESH Your Living Room with Home Decor

A living room can lose it’s cool over time, when not properly maintained. As a home stager, I’m always coming across a space that’s suppose to be bringing family and friends together, rather than tearing them apart. The living room is a place for entertaining, relaxing and of course spending time with loved ones. This room is usually more formal and where the entire family comes together on a daily basis.. Here you can let your design style shine, especially if it’s the second room buyers or guests see as they walk into your home. Three Emotions to Feel in a Living Room A pioneer in studying positive emotions, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity: Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life, describes how a few positive emotions can increase your ability to move forward in life. In a living room we want a buyer or guest to particularly […]
January 19, 2016

Bathroom Design Trends 2016 to Update Your Home

Looking to update your bathroom this year? It’s a major room in the home whether selling or staying and we’ve got the latest trends to make this room stand out in your home, while making you feel like your in a relaxed, luxurious spa. We have 8 bathroom trends 2016 to share with you. Bathrooms are a room in the home that’s in constant use, so you have to make sure this space is not only durable, but functional and provides the proper privacy. The bathroom is an after thought for many homeowners and this project usually lingers on the to-do-list for awhile because it seems like an intense project to conquer, but according to Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide for bathrooms, this room doesn’t have to break the bank. Let’s learn what materials to use and areas to update to make this room have more appeal. Bathroom Trends #8: The […]
January 13, 2016

Kitchen Design Trends 2016

If you’re thinking about updating your kitchen what trends are worthy of your time, money and effort…well, here is a list of kitchen designs trending this year and some do’s and don’ts to consider before adopting the trend.   Kitchens are an important area of the home, it’s in constant use from morning to night and can make or break a deal if you’re selling your home. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms to renovate because it yields a high return on investment. Any money you spend on a kitchen renovation is money you can expect to see back in higher resale values. So, while it may seem scary to redo your kitchen, usually you’re making a sound decision. The average cost for a kitchen renovation depends on many factors — including the size of the kitchen, the quality of the materials and the complexity of the job […]