Our Favorite Decorating Trends

February 17, 2018

Easy DIY Macramé Wall Art

Have you ever wanted to know how to DIY Macramé wall art? Macramé is all the rage this past year, I’ve seen it in my travels from Mexico to the Hamptons used as art installations in dining areas, statements above a bed, hanging planters, light pendants, dream catchers, napkin rings and even as curtains.     mac·ra·mé (n.) is the art of knotting cord or string into a pattern. This type of art was popular in the Victorian era and again in 1970’s bohemian style. Materials used in macramé include cords made of cotton twine, linen, hemp, jute, leather or yarn.    An oversized, handmade macramé piece of wall art can be expensive, but costs a fraction of the price if you take on the project yourself, see the DIY macramé wall art tutorial video below. Here’s what you’ll need:  200 feet of 3/16 white rope   Rit Liquid Dye (optional)  3-foot piece of driftwood (pipe, curtain rod, spindle, etc.)  Scissors  Start by cutting […]
February 8, 2018

Home Staging Tips: How to Stage a Fireplace

Fireplaces are a “hot feature” on a homebuyer’s wish list, that’s why home stagers take the time to probably stage a fireplace before a home sale. Fireplaces have the capability of being a bold focal point within a space or an unattractive nuance dating the room. With so many buyers desiring this property feature, a home seller needs to take time to highlight their fireplace, making it center stage in the room.  According to a National Association of Realtors 2013 Home Features Survey they found that 57-percent purchased a house with a fireplace. What’s even more important then the fireplace itself, is what’s surrounding it. One term widely used is a “mantle scape” which is adding natural elements of various shapes, sizes, textures to set a scene across your fireplace’s mantel. Try these tips when updating your dingy fireplace when staging a home: Update Fireplace Materials Screens. If your fireplace has a brass screen […]
February 3, 2018

[Shop the Look] 7 Trends from Las Vegas Winter Market 2018

With more than 4,200 lines of home decor + gifts, including furniture, lighting, bedding and accessories Interior Designers and Home Stagers span the 40 floors of even space at Las Vegas Winter Market. Why Attend Market Trade shows provide the most comprehensive forward look at what is fresh and new at special prices. Keeping merchandise new and fresh is the responsibility of a buyer not word of mouth or the internet to show off what’s trending. It can help a designer or stager build an inventory, build new vendor relationships and get inspired by all they see around them. Not to mention, you get to regroup with friends from around the globe.  What This Means for a Consumer? When your designer or stager heads to market this tells you they’re not only a serious business owner, but they value continued education and will extend this knowledge onto your property to […]
January 25, 2018

Home Organizing Ideas: Staging a Closet Maximizes Space When Selling a Property

It’s no secret if you’re selling a property home buyers will open up cabinets and closet doors, it’s not because they’re nosy persay, these buyers want to know how much storage and closet space is available for “their stuff” on the property. Closets are one of the most important features in a listing, so it’s imperative that home sellers schedule time to salvage unorganized and overpacked closets. Unable to find what your looking for, items continually falling to the floor, or worse yet, not being able to shut the door are all reasons why you might want to consider organizing your home closets. I recently took the weekend and went through every closet in my house, no I’m not selling, but if I feel this great purging the old to make way for what the new year has in store, imagine how buyers can envision your newly found closet space. […]
January 18, 2018

“Home Goals” to Conquer in 2018

The new year provides the perfect excuse to set new “home goals” that   can help you improve your mental and physical well-being. From getting organized to cleaning to repairs or trying something new, make 2018 your best year yet with these home goals. When building your master to-do list, choose a good mix of home goals that can tackle different areas of the home, vary in budget, project duration and have a scale of skills set required. This way you conquer multiple projects during a variety of times throughout the year to maximize your efficiency to schedule what you can accomplish and hire a professional for the rest. Whether you rent or own, keep an ongoing master list of projects and ideas you’d like to get done to feel more at home where you dwell. The list can contain manageable small items like painting a room or changing a […]