Ways to Bring Natural Elements Into Your Home

Over the years, people have aspired to be able to incorporate nature inside their homes. Natural and organic aspects make them feel at ease, comfortable, and particularly welcomed into a space. Take a look at these ideas of incorporating nature and organically inspired materials into your homes.

Bring in natural sunlight as a design element

Many people overlook sunshine, which is one of the most simple, inexpensive, and wonderful natural elements. Natural daylighting can bring any room to life, bringing out the colors in your furniture and wall decor, and making people feel healthy and motivated.

Natural light may have an influence like no other throughout your living room, whether you use windows, mirrors that reflect the outdoors, or light from solar tubes extended from your roof into closets, or dark bathrooms.

Add fresh flowers and potted plants

Nature is increasingly making its way into interiors in the form of flowers and potted plants such as succulents, making it simple to add natural beauty to your dining room table, coffee side table, or front entryway table. Adding a fresh flower to your home office desk, planting indoor bulbs, or keeping low-maintenance plants such as succulents and cactus will instantly brighten any room.

Use natural elements in furniture and decorative pieces

Instead of buying manufactured home decor, choose furniture and home accessories made of natural materials like wood or stone. Using ornamental organic pieces like these to accessorize your space will not only bring a sense of nature into your house, but it will also provide a particular luxury that is lacking in most manufactured items.

Ways To Create a Wow Factor Living Room

The living room is popularly known as the center of everyone’s home. Having that in mind, we have prepared a list of ways that will effectively guide you in creating a wow factor living room.

Make an impact with interesting décor groupings

Groupings with different heights, textures, and shapes create a wow factor. The wall decorations, which are grouped by color or shape, make a united, harmonious, and beautiful focal point. The artworks, which are united by a decorating theme, substance, or texture, transform an empty wall into a one-of-a-kind accent.

Add some plants to green things up

It’s an easy way to give the area a fresh look. It warms a space up and makes it feel inviting. Adding some plants can not only look great, but it can also generate a wow effect in a very simple way. Don’t be afraid to mix large and tiny specimens and plant species and sizes for added contrast.

Invest in Art

Art adds life and a finishing detail to a room like nothing else can, mostly due to its placement on empty walls. To choose the right scale of art, choose pieces 2/3 the size of the item you are hanging it over.

Kitchen Cabinet Hardware Ideas

Cabinets are an investment and with the best kitchen cabinet hardware, they can make a great visual impact, elevating the room in a way that is effortless. Whether you are buying or selling, give your home a fresh new look by upgrading your kitchen with the best cabinet hardware.

Check out the guide below to help you choose the perfect cabinet hardware for your space.

Knobs are great for cabinets and drawers and they come in all shapes and sizes. You can choose to put one knob on the drawers or choose to put two. It is often proper to only have one knob on the cabinets that are usually located in the right or left corner. For a more modern look, consider choosing cabinet pulls that are between ½ the size of the drawer or door to ¾ the size of the drawer or door. Decide if you’d like to use all knobs, all pulls, or a combo of both. Use knobs on doors and use pulls on drawers. Just make sure to match the finish.

How to Mix Fabric Patterns Successfully

Using more than one pattern in a room seems intimidating but it can be easy to do once you know the tricks. It all comes down to coordinating and complementing patterns in a space. Mixing patterns is easy, but pulling it all together can be a challenge. Follow these easy tips for stylish results.

30/60/10 rule

Consider the 60/30/10 approach. Stick to 60 percent of a dominant pattern, 30 percent of a secondary pattern, and 10 percent of a third as an accent. Try three patterns in a range of scales, such as a narrow stripe, a midsize geometric, and a bold floral. Include solids in supporting roles on a sofa or the floor.

Play with Pattern Size

Select the largest pattern first to serve as a jumping-off point for other patterns, colors, and accessories. In this, the carpet’s the largest pattern in the room followed by the painting and pillows.

Choose a color scheme

Pull patterns together with a common color scheme. The largest scaled pattern will have the most colors, the medium scaled pattern will have a few colors and the smallest scaled pattern will have only one or two colors. Using color schemes within the same tonal family or color palette can create an aesthetically pleasing environment, while still offering variety in its display.

Upcoming Flooring Trends

Selecting the right flooring for a home can impact the space’s visual appeal and add an interesting effect to the property. Every year, a variety of flooring trends come into the picture as technology is advanced and new taste is acquired. 2021 was the year of brown hues, mineral streaks, and driftwood, while this 2022 promises exciting and beautiful flooring trends.

To narrow the field, we’ve outlined the top 3 flooring trends you can expect to see this year.

BOLD PATTERNS

Gone are the days of gray vs beige! Now you can color your world with beautiful tiles in vibrant styles. Not many people are willing to use their flooring as an art canvas. But if you love unique and artful patterns on your tiles, why not go for bold patterns? Using advanced technology, manufacturers are able to replicate an endless variety of patterns on tiles.

DESIGNER TILE SHAPES

Tile is getting bolder and bolder. With different fun shapes, you can make your own design. Tile flooring 2022 offers experiments with many possibilities of choices. With so many options in tile colors, materials, and laying patterns, it forms a ground for experiment and installs a personalized flooring pattern.

WARM BROWN WOOD TONES

Had enough of gray? You’re in luck, wood tones are coming back. Don’t worry if you already switched over to a gray palette – you can always mix the two! While light-colored floors are beloved for their ability to make a space feel bigger and more open, darker brown hues have become more popular ever since the pandemic hit.

Picture Perfect Listing Photos

We all know that a picture is worth a thousand words. This is certainly true in the real estate industry when it comes to listing photos. The most effective way to get more real estate clients is through increased SEO rankings, and the easiest way to increase rankings is through quality photos. While there are several different ways to photograph a listing, it’s important to remember that these photos are your personal marketing tools. While you want to showcase your beautiful listings, you also want potential buyers to be able to imagine themselves living in the space.

Take the time to do it right. Don’t rush through it! Take at least 40 photos of the same room and choose the best ones later on. Make sure that all rooms are photographed from different angles by arranging furniture and other objects to create variety. If possible, include a picture of each room from the outside, so that people can really get an idea of its size. Don’t forget to photograph any original features such as a fireplace or a vintage door.
Have a clean background. The best way to do this is to remove any clutter that might take away from the overall aesthetic of the room. If you can’t remove them, try to frame the shot so they’re not in the shot.Make sure the lighting is good and even throughout the entire picture. If there are shadows or dark spots then those areas should be avoided in the image.
When you are taking pictures of listings, you want to capture the same things that a buyer would notice when looking at the property. The goal is to show the true condition of the home while appealing to the emotions of potential buyers. It’s important to have crisp, clear pictures that show the property off in its best light. The best way to ensure that your photos are top quality is to use a DSLR camera with a good lens. This ensures that your images will be clear and free from blurriness or motion distortion.
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Attract Higher Rents for Furnished Rentals, Short Term Rentals, and Vacation Home Listings

Do you have, or are you servicing clients with vacation or furnished units? Below are some ideas that won’t break the bank to help your client up their game to higher rents and less vacancies.

I. HAVE BETTER PHOTOS THAN THE HIGHER PRICED COMPETITOR

In terms of attracting renters, nothing works better than great photography with warm and fuzzy photos that showcase plenty of features and inspire renters to choose your listing over the competitors.

Renters make the decision to read more about a property based on photographs so make sure your cover photo is a stunner. If you really want to get those high paying renters, your photos should resemble a professional photo shoot with lots of details and layers so that the home not only stands out, but invokes the same drama as rentals twice your fee.

Adding drama to the environment and improving photos can be as simple as adding colorful pillows, more artwork, and extra plants. Crop in tight for an "environment photo" that has the right vibe to represent the unit if the home doesn’t have many "portfolio worthy" places or the photos of the rooms don’t feel inspiring. Don’t show photos of extra bedrooms that aren’t up to date or appear dark because they won’t inspire a renter to pay top dollar. Even if you have close-ups of your amazing coffee shop, every photo should have a wow factor.

See our suggestions for adding more property amenities without breaking the bank later in this article.


TIPS FOR ADDING DRAMA TO YOUR PHOTOS

There are many ways to add drama to the exterior, such as adding curtains to the existing patio cover for a luxurious and private feel. Showcase toys and games (as if in action) such as pool volleyball and colorful floats in the pool, or indoors by laying out a game of chess on the coffee table if the rental is set up for families. This allows renters to imagine themselves and their families enjoying the home, resulting in a stronger emotional attachment to the property and a stronger desire to choose it.

Using trendy pillows and throws will also help to bring the rest of the room’s decor up to date. If your client is just starting to design their furnished rental or updating it right now, investing in classic furniture pieces that will look current for longer will save them money on updates. That way, they can simply update the accessories and pillows with trendy colors each year. You can draw attention to your listing and help it stand out from the competition by including bright or visually interesting details in the photos.

II. CREATE MORE FEATURES AND AMENITIES

Adding a few simple amenities to the rental can help it attract more renters and increase its perceived value. Here are some suggestions that don’t necessitate major renovations or a large budget, but improve the guest experience, resulting in higher ratings, more buzz, and repeat visits for the unit.

Consider adding a portable bar area with seating and a grill to your outdoor space where renters can relax. Always have a variety of chairs available, such as loungers, dining chairs, and regular outdoor chairs, to ensure that everyone is comfortable. If the yard has multiple areas around the house, make sure that each one has seating. This gives people options and gives the impression that your outdoor space has more to offer.

If you allow pets, consider including a dog run. If you don’t own one, install a workstation with high-speed internet and a printer/fax machine to entice guests to stay longer. In the kitchen, add a nice coffee bar, or in the backyard, a firepit with chairs.

If you don’t have an island in your kitchen, consider installing an indoor portable bar where guests can sit and chat with the cook. Incorporate an electric fireplace into the living or family room as a focal point. They look great in photos and give the impression of being warm and inviting; don’t forget to photograph them with the fireplace turned on.

There are numerous options for creating congregating spaces and basic amenities that renters consider when making a decision. The more you have, the more people will want to stay at your property and the more money they will be willing to pay.

III. CREATE A FREE HYPE

A client’s testimonial, the friends they will tell, or the online photos they will share are all excellent forms of advertising. The property must make an unforgettable first impression and stand out to inspire vacationing guests to generate free buzz about your place. Not just in terms of appearances: visitors should feel welcomed and at ease from the moment they walk in.

Because first impressions are everything, here are three ways to give vacation renters a memorable stay:

Prepare a welcome basket with wine and snacks, as well as a heartfelt greeting note.

Have the most comfortable beds and bedding, as well as a room that is quiet and dark. A bad night’s sleep will almost certainly result in negative reviews and fewer repeat visitors.

Create Instagram-worthy moments that will pique everyone’s interest. This could be a silly or humorous décor item, such as a chandelier made out of a canoe or bicycle, or something unexpected, such as a wall collage made out of guest-signed wine corks, or even an unusual sculpture that people would want to photograph.

THINK OF EVERYTHING

Make a list of what you should not forget to put in your units to make them more comfortable. Ascertain that the cleaning company is familiar with the rental’s appearance so that everything meets the expectations of the renters.

The checklist should include things like:

  1. Instructions for operating any electronics especially the tv or computer equipment and easy to find WIFI info.
  2. A book of things to do and see in the area or a write up of favorite restaurants.
  3. Coupons from local vendors for guests to try things out such as a nearby pub or axe throwing venue.
  4. Wine and bottle openers, a way to have or make ice cubes, seasoning and spices for cooking.
  5. Extra bedroom necessities like pillows (down and hypo allergenic), extra sheets and blankets, etc.
  6. Welcome mats and floor rugs to keep them dry when their feet are wet.
  7. Conveniences such ironing board, iron and plenty of hangers.
  8. Create a nice atmosphere with plenty of dimmable lighting and window treatments for privacy
  9. Consider having a sofa that turns into a bed to increase your capacity since this can rent for more money.

 

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Top 3 questions to ask your Stager to safeguard your client

Ever wonder why some Staging companies seem to be priced differently?

Many companies may not hold all the proper insurances or even have their own employees. They cut corners to discount their prices and save themselves money but this could cost your client a lot, not only in the quality of the staging but in liability for Your Client.


Here are three important questions to ask a prospective Stager:


1. Are your workers your employees?

This is important to note because the state typically will automatically assign workers compensation to an employee if the business owner fails to acquire it on their own. Workers who are loading and installing furniture need to be covered to protect your client from an injury suit.

This is also important when it comes to how much experience and training the staff receive. Employees who receive benefits and are paid well, are more apt to be vested in the job, work harder, more carefully and stay with the company longer, so they are more experienced and better trained, resulting in a better staging.


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2. Do you have worker’s comp insurance?

This is one you should always ask of a stager because your client could be at high risk for an injury claim, which most people do not think of. If a worker were to get seriously hurt on someone else’s property, they would have to sue someone to cover medical bills and loss of work, and if the stager has no insurance, the homeowner typically does on their home so by default, the injured party would only obtain actual compensation from your client. These insurances are very expensive as the industry is considered high risk with all the bending, lifting and installing so many stagers do not get work comp insurance and use daily workers to avoid it. Always ask for a certificate of workers comp insurance.


3. Do you have liability insurance?

This type of insurance protects your clients home in the event that something becomes damaged during the installation or removal of the stager’s inventory. 

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All of our Employees, are professional, experienced and committed to excellence on each and every staging, this is the difference and the difference SHOWS!

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6 easy ways to use artwork to decorate a home and make sure your client’s personality – and the beauty of their home – shines through!

A home is a reflection of the people who live there. Your client’s home – or their space you are designing – should reflect their personal style and their interests. A very good design, can make the property feel better. It should also be inviting to others who are visiting. Sounds like a lot to ask.

Luckily, decorating a home doesn’t have to be labor intensive, expensive, or involve too much work as it could be as simple as buying the right piece of artwork. Artwork can help make a house a home and make it more appealing to the client’s visitors and to the client themselves every day!

  1. Don’t focus on price. Some pieces of art are expensive, some are not. Both can be equally beautiful. Anything can be art – a cool, unique tapestry, personal photos, even found objects – and even pieces of art purchased can be inexpensive. Try scouting out local artists, especially if they’re just getting started. The piece may be by a famous artist in a few years, and you’ll know you helped them get there!
  2. Make sure you have art the client loves in every room! Don’t neglect the kitchen, entryway, or bathrooms – if you can’t find the perfect piece for your client, you can get a customized piece of art. Just don’t leave blank walls! Visitors feel more comfortable in a lived-in space!
  3. Keep proportions in mind. This one is pretty easy – don’t put a giant painting on a tiny wall, or a tiny photo on a giant wall, all alone. Walls are like bodies. You would feel uncomfortable in clothes that are huge or too small, so dress your walls in the appropriate sizes!
  4. Do plan – but also be spontaneous! Making a photo wall? You probably want a layout before you start hammering. Plans are important when it comes to using artwork to decorate a home. But don’t feel like you have to stick to them! If a piece doesn’t work, or if you find something better, change it, even if it disrupts your plan! Another good idea would be to lay out the photo collage on the floor to have an idea how it will look like together. By doing so, you’ll be able to make small adjustments that will make it look perfect!
  5. Don’t forget about plants! Plants are great for decorating a home. But wait? Isn’t this about art? Plants can be art too! Look for beautiful pots or pretty rocks to surround your plants with.
  6. Make a statement. Statement pieces are great! One large painting can have a huge impact, as can bright colors (don’t be afraid of color!), and interesting subjects. Don’t crowd too many statement pieces into one space, but having a spot of visual focus is important in any room, and it gives visitors or potential home buyers something to remember and discuss.

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Earn up to 10% higher offers with Staging

Statistically, even in a normal market, Staging attracts 3-10% higher offers than non-staged homes ….and lately, offers have been off the charts!!!

As we begin to settle into a normal market, leveraging staging can help you capture the most gain.

What could you do with 3-10% higher offers?

  • cover some or more than the agent commission
  • afford a nicer new home
  • have a larger down payment
  • be able to do some renovations to the new home
  • start a college fund
  • buy a new car
  • plan an epic vacation

Whatever your family has in mind, larger profits from your home sale can be a well-deserved opportunity to get ahead in life. Together we can help you get there.

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Why Staging is Even More Important During Covid

During these times of uncertainty it might be easy to advise clients to skip Staging their vacant home to save money….but how much is anyone really saving?

Most people already know Staging can help sell up to 3 times faster and attract offers upwards of 10% more than non-staged homes, but with less in person visits, it’s now imperative to seal that deal when an interested party comes forward.

Consider the following:

  • Online photos are the number 1 qualifier for buyers to visit a home.
  • No Staged Vacant photos = less appeal = less visits = less offers.
  • Non-Staged vacant online photos are non-descript, leaving many buyers wonderingwhich room they are even looking at.
  • FaceTime buyer agent tours of non-Staged vacant homes give the buyer no sense ofscale or even what is possible for the home leaving buyers left to judge flaws.
  • Touring a Staged home in person elicits higher emotional responses which drives upoffers.
  • Staging generally produces a return on investment and can be a tax write off, as acost of selling a home.
  • Happy sellers who sell fast, at asking or above, love to tell their friends how great youare.
  • On the contrary, non-Staged homes statically take longer to sell and sell for less -why work harder for less $$$ and worse yet, possibly less referrals?

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7 easy ways to use artwork to decorate a home and make sure your client’s personality – and the beauty of their home – shines through!

A home is a reflection of the people who live there. Your client’s home – or their space you are designing – should reflect their personal style and their interests. A very good design, can make the property feel better. It should also be inviting to others who are visiting. Sounds like a lot to ask. Luckily, decorating a home doesn’t have to be labor intensive, expensive, or involve too much work as it could be as simple as buying the right piece of artwork. Artwork can help make a house a home and make it more appealing to the client’s visitors and to the client themselves every day!

  1. Don’t focus on price. Some pieces of art are expensive, some are not. Both can be equally beautiful. Anything can be art – a cool, unique tapestry, personal photos, even found objects – and even pieces of art purchased can be inexpensive. Try scouting out local artists, especially if they’re just getting started. The piece may be by a famous artist in a few years, and you’ll know you helped them get there!
  2. Make sure you have art the client loves in every room! Don’t neglect the kitchen, entryway, or bathrooms – if you can’t find the perfect piece for your client, you can get a customized piece of art. Just don’t leave blank walls! Visitors feel more comfortable in a lived-in space!
  3. Keep proportions in mind. This one is pretty easy – don’t put a giant painting on a tiny wall, or a tiny photo on a giant wall, all alone. Walls are like bodies. You would feel uncomfortable in clothes that are huge or too small, so dress your walls in the appropriate sizes!
  4. Do plan – but also be spontaneous! Making a photo wall? You probably want a layout before you start hammering. Plans are important when it comes to using artwork to decorate a home. But don’t feel like you have to stick to them! If a piece doesn’t work, or if you find something better, change it, even if it disrupts your plan! Another good idea would be to lay out the photo collage on the floor to have an idea how it will look like together. By doing so, you’ll be able to make small adjustments that will make it look perfect!
  5. Don’t forget about plants! Plants are great for decorating a home. But wait? Isn’t this about art? Plants can be art too! Look for beautiful pots or pretty rocks to surround your plants with.
  6. Make a statement. Statement pieces are great! One large painting can have a huge impact, as can bright colors (don’t be afraid of color!), and interesting subjects. Don’t crowd too many statement pieces into one space, but having a spot of visual focus is important in any room, and it gives visitors or potential home buyers something to remember and discuss.

Let your clients love what they love unapologetically. Do they love bright walls? Love it and use it. Do they love large paintings of abstract fruit? Love it, find it and use it. Even if something isn’t trendy, or if the rules say not to do it, if they love it, use it to how they wish! That’s the ultimate tip, and if you follow that, your clients will love the space you designed for them!

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The Three F’s of Home Staging, Function, Focal Point and Flow

Do you ever walk into a room and something just doesn’t feel right? How the furniture is arranged can immediately determine the mood and impression the space has on the person entering it.

Here are some easy ways to make sure a space functions well and is also pleasing to look at

FUNCTION:

Always start with a plan. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is the purpose of the room?
  • How much space do I need?
  • How big is the room?
  • How big is my furniture? (take out a measuring tape).

The smaller the space the more you need to make sure you have a good plan. Pick small scale pieces that offer a lot of seating space. Transitional or modern pieces with small arms and low backs work well in small spaces. Just because a room is small, it doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style. Don’t be afraid of color because the room is small. If you want to go neutral, add blasts of color in your accessories. A fun patterned occasional chair or rug adds vibrancy and a splash of color to a room without being distracting or overpowering.

FOCAL POINT:

Does your room have a fabulous sliding glass door, or bay window with a beautiful view? Maybe you have a beautiful fireplace, you want to accent these focal points of the home, to make sure any would be buyers take note of them. Add a large piece of art over the fireplace. A large mirror will brighten up and enlarge any space.

FLOW:

Place your larger pieces of furniture first. Avoid placing these large pieces in the natural line of traffic. Keep in mind how you will enter and exit the room. You want to leave 3 feet of open space for your primary traffic areas – anything else will feel small and cramped. I always say, expansive feels expensive.

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2017 Pantone Color of the Year: Greenery

Yep, It is that time of year when the air gets crisp and cold, holidays are in full swing and Pantone reveals their color of the year!

What is the PANTONE Color of the Year?
“A symbolic color selection; a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude.”~Pantone

This is the color that for the following year will take the lead and will dictate fashion whether home fashion or runway.

Pantone has chosen: “Greenery” a bright green, clean and crisp.

Pantone describes “Greenery” as “A refreshing and revitalizing shade, Greenery is symbolic of new beginnings.”

In this high tech world we live in it is nice to get back to nature inspired colors. Adds warmth and freshness. Think of green apples, a meadow, trees.
“Greenery is a fresh and zesty yellow-green shade that evokes the first days of spring when nature’s greens revive, restore and renew. Illustrative of flourishing foliage and the lushness of the great outdoors, the fortifying attributes of Greenery signals consumers to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.
Greenery is nature’s neutral. The more submerged people are in modern life, the greater their innate craving to immerse themselves in the physical beauty and inherent unity of the natural world. This shift is reflected by the proliferation of all things expressive of Greenery in daily lives through urban planning, architecture, lifestyle and design choices globally. A constant on the periphery, Greenery is now being pulled to the forefront – it is an omnipresent hue around the world.
A life-affirming shade, Greenery is also emblematic of the pursuit of personal passions and vitality.”~Pantone

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How to stay with current trends when they are not your favorite? Use it sparingly. Use it as an accent piece or small accessory, such as a vase , throw or pillow.

“Nature’s neutral, PANTONE Greenery is a versatile “trans-seasonal” shade that lends itself to many color combinations. As Greenery is paired with neutrals, brights, deeper shades, pastels, metallics and even the enduring presence of PANTONE Color of the Year 2016, Rose Quartz and Serenity. These palettes easily cross over fashion, beauty, product and graphic design applications.” pantone-color-swatches-fashion-color-report-fall-2017~Pantone

Check out Pantone.com for other color pairings.

Style My Space will be using “Greenery”as a fresh pop of color that will enhance any style. Here are some great ideas using this exciting shade of green.

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Choosing the right paint colors

Creating a great first impression is everything when selling your home. Buying a home is very emotional and though a potential buyer may have a long list of wants for their future abode those will pale in comparison to the feeling a buyer gets the first time he or she steps into your home.
Making sure that your home is appealing and appears up to date is a critical part of selling your home. One of the quickest ways to give your home a face-lift is a careful consideration of the color palette.  Think of your homes color palette as an important backdrop; it sets the stage for the furnishings and decorations that give rooms a clean updated feel. Paint is one of the easiest updates you can apply to your home but it is also one that causes many sellers and agents a like, a lot of headache. Picking the right paint color is imperative because the wrong color inside or out can turn clients off to the home.

So, How do you pick the right paint color?

First, please remember that this is not an interior design choice and should have nothing to do with your personal favorite colors. The goal here is to choose neutral colors that will appeal to the largest amount of potential buyers.  Neutral paint colors are restful, uncomplicated, and versatile. Below we have seven color suggestions that are light, neutral and (in our experience) work for making a home universally more appealing.

HC-173 Edgecomb Gray
By Benjamin Moore
This easy taupe-gray is gorgeous and neutral. It pairs amazing with bright white molding details!

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Edgecomb Gray
HC-173

2137-60 Grey Owl
By Benjamin Moore
“Gray is the new white” Gray Owl is always classy and light. It is a universal color that lets you play in the gray!
DEC752 Birchwood
By Dunn Edwards
Looking to bring some warmth into a large space? Larger room feeling too cold? Birchwood is here to save you! This creamy warm neural from Dunn Edwards Ranch/Modern Desert
collection brings a big punch of warmth to large spaces. It also looks gorgeous with classic white trim or with wood accents.

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DET648 White Picket Fence
By Dunn Edwards
Part of the Then and Now collection White Picket Fence is perfect for lofts, mid-century spaces and creating a clean contemporary back drop.

SW 7036 Accessible Beige
By Sherwin Williams
One of the most popular wall colors for flippers! Why you ask? Because it is a perfect creamy neutral that can stand on its own or pair perfectly with an accent wall.
SW 6204 Sea Salt
By Sherwin Williams
This beautiful green-gray is part of the Coastal Cool Collection and adds a touch of “spa” feel to bathrooms and laundry rooms with out going overboard. Every time I see it on a wall I think “this is the color of Zen”

SW 9173 Shiitake
By Sherwin Williams
Looking for a tan that looks and feels rich? Well Shiitake is a yummy neutral that adds a touch of class to any space! It is still light enough for smaller homes.

Bonus Color…

DEW394 Cascading White
By Dunn Edwards
Need a white? Well you are in luck! We recently went to a class at Dunn Edwards and found out that Cascading White is the most requested white that they have. It is the “new” white. It pairs so perfectly with Dunn Edwards Silver Fox (DE6289) that you can literally feel a wave of relaxation wash over you seeing them side-by-side. But of course it is white so it really pairs with everything.

Runners up…

SW 6105 Divine White By Sherwin Williams
HC – 170 Stonington Gray By Benjamin Moore
HC – 172 Revere Pewter By Benjamin Moore

What is the difference between Vintage and Antique?

What is the difference between Vintage and Antique? They both mean “OLD” right? Well, not so fast…

There are many new products being made with vintage in mind or being called “vintage” so how does one tell the difference? And just because it was new a couple of decades ago doesn’t mean it’s an antique either.

This article from ElleDecor Magazine will shed some light on this confusion:

Read More on www.elledecor.com

 

Pantone: 2016 Color(s) of the year

With Balance and tranquility, Pantone is offering a blending of two shades this year.

INTRODUCING ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY
PANTONE 13-1520 & PANTONE 15-3919
A softer take on color for 2016: For the first time, the blending of two shades – Rose Quartz and Serenity are chosen as the PANTONE Color of the Year
As consumers seek mindfulness and well-being as an antidote to modern day stresses, welcoming colors that psychologically fulfill our yearning for reassurance and security are becoming more prominent. Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace.
The prevalent combination of Rose Quartz and Serenity also challenges traditional perceptions of color association.
In many parts of the world we are experiencing a gender blur as it relates to fashion, which has in turn impacted color trends throughout all other areas of design. This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumer’s increased comfort with using color as a form of expression, a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.
Lee_Eisemann Pantone Color of the Year 2016 ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

Beautiful balance of these two shades pair nicely with many other colors and textures.
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2016 – Rose Quartz 13-1520 & Serenity 15-3919

http://www.pantone.com/color-of-the-year-2016