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And the blue all over….
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This is the last holiday weekend of the summer…enjoy the outdoors.
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I just listed a duplex yesterday…sort of buy one get one Free…
a two for one deal.
These are not your common duplexes.
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I can’t make it to Europe this year but that doesn’t mean I can’t be inspired by their kitchens…open, airy, sleek…find the appliances.
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Miss you Dad…
June 6, 2011 § 1 Comment
Why is a room necessary when you use it five times a year? How many places does a small family need to eat. I completely re-configured my house…I dissembled the theater we had in the lower level that no one used…put half the theater furniture in the dining room with a new Fancy LG TV that is better quality than real life…hidden in a large armoire…put the dining room in the living room and completely got rid of the eat-in kitchen…here is the result…
Old Dining Room
New Dining Room
For a bookworm, turning the dining room into a library may prove to be a useful solution. And if you also have family members who treat your house like a hotel, install a Murphy bed within your built-ins. This also helps to alleviate the problem of finding somewhere to stuff that pesky air mattress each morning.
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What is Your Design Style?
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Double height interiors really don’t make you feel so small…on the contrary they give you a feeling of space.
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Which one is your favorite?
January 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
An elegant home in Las Vegas that was designed to be low-maintenance and as kid and pet-friendly as possible so that children and family could gather and have a relaxing time together.
The sofa is a sleeper, so the room can be used as a home theater or extra bedroom.
The sofa is upholstered in a soft, cotton chenille fabric, and the ottoman is covered with durable polyester fabric that will hold up well to shoes.
This beautiful dining room is hiding a secret: The top of the table lifts off to reveal a poker table underneath! The durable chair fabric is finished with pewter nail-head trim.
The heart of this home is the large, open area…the family room, kitchen and breakfast room. Commercial grade fabrics were used throughout to hold up to spills. All the flooring is easy to clean 24″ tile except in the carpeted bedrooms.
One of the guest rooms…
The gorgeous iron headboard was found at a yard sale. The bedding and accessories are from Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel. “You can get a great look and it doesn’t have to be super expensive,” she says.
January 23, 2011 § 2 Comments
It’s no secret that animal prints are huge in home decor right now. My favorite is Zebra print. A fun way to add whimsy to every type of decor. With its neutral colors, Zebra print is easier to incorporate than you may think. Go ahead, add a little stripe to your life!
January 2, 2011 § 1 Comment
Do you have the winter blues?
The holidays begin to wind down. Family and friends return home, the house gets really quiet and those winter blues start creeping in.
Here are some blues to make you feel better.
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Some of today’s residential wine cellars are breathtaking
Just travel down a set a stairs and you could find yourself among thousands of bottles of wine
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Make sure every square foot counts when photographing interiors. Try these tips to expand the space.
1. Remove area rugs. Rugs break up the expanse of the floor and can make rooms look smaller. Keep the floor as clear as possible.
2. Use a wide-angle camera. A camera with a wide-angle lens
3. Get creative with furniture. Make sure that furniture doesn’t block views or walkways so you reveal as much of the floor as possible.
In a crowded room, try removing a few pieces of furniture or swapping in a smaller piece. In a kitchen or dining room, it might look better if you remove that extra leaf from the table. Try using furniture to create new spaces in large rooms and really show off that square footage. For example add a reading corner in a master bedroom to show that more than just a bed could fit.
4. Fill up an empty space. Buyers have trouble imagining how their stuff will fit into an empty room; the space can seem smaller than it really is.
5. Use mirrors to your advantage. A reflection in a mirror can reveal more of a room when you can’t squeeze everything into your photo. This can be a great technique particularly when photographing bathrooms. Use the reflection of the bathroom mirror to show the extras, such as that spa tub. Just be sure to shoot photos at an angle so that you don’t capture your own reflection!
6. Lighten up. In photos, brighter rooms typically come across as more open and welcoming, whereas dark rooms can look small and dingy. Pay attention to the light sources in a room to get a better shot. Turn on all of the lights and open the curtains to let in natural light and expand the space. But don’t shoot directly into a light source; it’ll darken a room.
7. Shoot at an angle. The diagonal line is the longest visual line in a room. Try shooting from the corner; back up as far as you can before you shoot. But don’t limit yourself: Take shots from three or four different angles so that you have plenty of options. Also, try getting low to the ground to show off the length of the room. Eye level doesn’t always work best to capture floor proportions.
8. Remove clutter. You’ve heard it before, but clutter makes a room look cramped and steals attention from a room’s intended focal points. Clear away paper stacks, crowded walls of artwork, cluttered countertops, magnets covering the refrigerator, and towels hanging from the stove.
Finally, do your best to ensure that any major changes you make to a room’s layout for the purpose of photos are kept in place for showings.