8/30/13

CURB APPEAL: What is it?


What constitutes curb appeal?  

8/29/13

TAKING THE PLUNGE


into smaller spaces


Little Friends
[I love the photo above, and the book by Seth Casteel featuring his amazing underwater photography.  This is a completely unsolicited blurb.  Just love the images.  Click on the link above to find your copy.]

So, I have a few friends and clients who have downsized lately.  Many from very large to not so large homes.  But some from large to very very small homes or apartments.  
Some are retired, some are divorced, some are empty nesters, some are temporary,
 all are trying to make small spaces cozy and efficient.

8/28/13

THE COLOR YOU CRAVE: GRAY

The world has been having a love affair...
with Gray/Grey

I get more questions, more search queries and more blog views on the subject of Gray / Grey
than any other subject.
ever.

8/20/13

WALLS, WALLS,

WALLS
and what to hang on them


First of all, I have to say its okay to have some space on a wall.
Even okay to have a blank wall or two
But for those walls that need something
try something a little different

8/14/13

BETTER CURB APPEAL

What is it that gives a home curb appeal?
I think it boils down to just a few elements.  
Think about that home that everyone loves in your neighborhood or town.  
What makes it the envy of the community?

1. Maintenance
denotes pride of ownership when your home is
well maintained and updated
2. Landscaping
not overgrown, or under-planted 
scale is important
well tended, green, healthy
well lighted
3. Charm
the touches that say 
"I'm a well loved home, 
not just a house".

How does your home measure up?

8/7/13

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING WARM....


source

It is hard to choose the perfect yellow
One that isn't too juvenile bright, or too pale and washed out
Get the wrong hue and it can turn on you
Take on a nasty green or orange cast
But when you find the right yellow - its magic

8/2/13

CALL IT GREIGE

beige-y gray?   or gray-ish brown?  


source


whatever you prefer to call it, the effect is the same
calm
soothing
warm
and the perfect background for the beautiful trappings of a room

8/1/13

SPEAKING OF COLOR

and a fireplace

source
Contrasts are important in design.
New and old.
Hard and soft.
Dull and shiny.
Dark and light.

It is what makes a room unforgettable.

WHAT DID YOU MISS?

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