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White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White

White Walls are Back With a Vengeance, How to Choose the Perfect White. Home builders routinely lean toward all white interiors mainly for convenience. Many homeowners are doing the same but in the name of style rather than ease. After many years playing the part of the ugly step sister, white is quickly becoming the… Read More

Live in the Fun House, Literally.

Live in the Fun House, Literally Is your home fun? When I’m talking to potential home sellers one of my first bits of advice, and the best staging tip to sell their home fast while appealing to the most potential home buyers, is to neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. But what if you don’t have plans to… Read More

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Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression

Express Yourself – 5 Small Ways Your Home Can Make a Big Impression. We always talk about neutralizing your home for maximum resale value, and that’s still a accepted best practice. But unless you’re getting ready to put your home on the market soon, your decor should let your individuality shine through. Interior design that… Read More

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Cyndi Lauper Says Sayonara to Stamford

I’ve been a big Cyndi Lauper fan since the mid 80’s. She is a true icon of Pop Culture with a genuine smile and a passionate humanitarian advocate. Her singular, wild-child style and her unique sound caught on instantly with the Army crowd I was stationed with in Germany back then, and over the years… Read More

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated

5 Design Trends to Ditch if You Don’t Want Your Home to Look Dated We’re always talking about the design trends that are ‘in’, but what about the ones that will make your home look dated? Trend-conscious homeowners, take heed. The new year brings a new crop of home design trends, as well as trends… Read More

Spending The Next Few Months Outside? Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Areas.

Spending The Next Few Months Outside? Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Areas. Unlike most of the rest of the country, here in Arizona we’re just getting around to working on our outdoor living spaces. By Christmas we should be ready for a neighborhood cookout and S’mores around the firepit. The perfect outdoor living areas take… Read More

Give your ‘Open Concept’ home some character

When your kitchen opens to your living room, you can’t really use opposing décor in each space. Your entire home needs to flow. Here are some tricks to creating a space that is both cozy and functional. Choose coordinated color palates: Decorating your kitchen in bold primary colors while keeping an autumn palate in your… Read More