Addressing 7 Common Decorating Challenges Homeowners Face

Posted by on Sep 29, 2016 in Interior Redesign, New Home | 0 comments

    We often receive phone calls from homeowners who have attempted to decorate their homes but are not happy with the results. Here are the most common decorating challenges we see that homeowners often don’t overcome. 7 Common Decorating Challenges   Establishing the function of the room This might seem simple but there are people who use a dining room for an office. Determine what activities will be occurring in each room. Select furniture that will promote the function of the room. Avoiding the “matchy-matchy” look If you...

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Fun in the Sun[Room]

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Sun rooms offer the best of both worlds.  They give you the opportunity to enjoy the natural light and views of the outdoors without actually having to be outside, which means you can enjoy the space year round regardless of the weather ….which here in Florida means the heat and humidity. Follow these tips to make your sun room become the favorite room in the house! Walls Sun rooms by nature have great light, so keep yours light and bright too. Via House Beautiful Furniture  Wicker, rattan, & weathered wood furniture are great...

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Wise New Home Interior Upgrades Worth Considering

Posted by on Sep 22, 2016 in New Home | 0 comments

  Are you in a dilemma about which new home interior upgrades are worth considering? Remember that the model home you saw is probably loaded with embellishments which your new home won’t have unless you pay for them. What’s a poor home buyer to do? Watch Your Money Before meeting with your builder’s home designer, set a reasonable budget. You don’t want to over customize your home so that you have overpriced it for the neighborhood. Remember, it’s not good to be the most expensive house in the neighborhood. If you can get the home for...

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An Effective Way to Ensure Your Home Sells for Top Dollar

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Home Staging | 0 comments

How can you position your home to sell for top dollar? We’ve seen many situations where home staging played an essential role in getting home sellers more than their asking price.  Why can staging ensure your home sells for top dollar? How Home Staging Can Ensure Your Home Sells for Top Dollar Staging Portrays a Lifestyle a Buyer Can Realize According to the National Association of Realtors 2015 Profile of Home Buyers, only 19% of home buyers can visualize their furniture in a vacant home. After viewing an empty home, they are still in the...

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10 Amazing Ways to Include Metallics in Your Home Decor

Posted by on Sep 8, 2016 in Entry Way, Interior Redesign | 0 comments

  Who would ever think that gold and bronze would make a comeback? It’s happening in the world of home decor. Certain metallics such as gold, silver, copper and brass are hot in decorating right now. They add that pizzazz every room needs. Their shimmering looks add shine and bounce light, which can make a room seem lighter and larger. How can you include metallics in your home decor ? Ways to Include Metallics in Your Home Decor Start small. Approach it like you are picking out jewelry for an outfit.  Don’t be afraid to mix metals to...

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The Major Types of Flooring – Nailing Down Helpful Truths

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Interior Design, Interior Redesign | 0 comments

Are you in the market for flooring but confused by all of the options? What kind of flooring does well in wet areas? What’s the best type of flooring to have if you have pets?  Let’s examine the major types of flooring to learn the answers. Major Types of Flooring for Your Home Hardwood Hardwood is a very popular type of flooring because of its durability and beauty.  However, it has to be nailed to a subfloor so it usually is not used in Florida on first floors of homes. Varieties include oak, maple, hickory, Brazilian cherry, pecan, and...

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Spending Versus Saving on Home Decor

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Interior Redesign, Personal Shopping | 0 comments

    I was recently interviewed by Jacksonville Magazine on the topic of “spending versus saving on home decor” which is right up my alley since I do so much shopping for homeowners throughout Duval and St. Johns County. Here are the questions and my respective answers:   Our Suggestions on Spending Versus Saving on Home Decor Why is it important to be able to distinguish which home decorating items are worth splurging on and which are worth saving on? Typically, I recommend splurging on items that you use often or...

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How Home Staging Expands Your Buyer Reach

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Home Staging | 0 comments

        The Real Estate Staging Association (RESA) just released its 2016 report on home staging. One of the most outstanding statistics showed that homes staged right away before being placed on the real estate market sold in an average of 23 days! Home staging expands your buyer reach. The more people interested, the more likely your home will sell faster and for more money. Reasons Why Home Staging Expands Your Buyer Reach A professional home stager can help create that first great impression necessary to get home...

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Little-Known Ways to Make an All-White Room Interesting

Posted by on Aug 11, 2016 in Home Color, Interior Redesign | 0 comments

  In last week’s post, we discussed how to capture the farmhouse style in your home. Many shabby chic and farmhouse styled-rooms favor white. White is currently hot for interiors. How can you make an all-white room interesting? Think of a white room as a blank canvas which you can easily update seasonally or when you’ve tired of it. A white room doesn’t commit you to any particular style of decorating or particular color scheme. However, decorating with white can sometimes  be more problematic than decorating with colors. With that in...

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Capturing the Essence of Farmhouse Style

Posted by on Aug 4, 2016 in Interior Design, Interior Redesign, Uncategorized | 0 comments

    It’s all the rage now.  Pinterest pins are showcasing it like mad. It’s farmhouse or cottage style. There are a lot of different characteristics that fit under the umbrella of farmhouse style. Today we’re going to examine capturing the essence of farmhouse style by reviewing: the history of the farmhouse in America; what defines this style of architecture; why it’s so popular today; and, today’s take on farmhouse style decorating. History of the American Farmhouse The American farmhouse served as a functional home before...

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