Happy Friday and Happy International Women’s Day!
It is still freezing cold here in Ottawa, but clients are thinking about the spring market. It has been a steady month for staging consults. If you are thinking about selling, then I can certainly help. I offer walk throughs or full consults to help prepare your property for sale. Call me if you need help!
Toss pillows can add so much texture, warmth, colour and also add the final touch to a staging or design job. You can easily change-up toss pillows and completely change the vibe of a room. Here are some toss pillows to love right now!
Happy Valentines Day!
Each year paint companies like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams release their colours. They spend months travelling and attending different design shows. Fashion, art, politics, cosmetics and Pinterest all influence paint trends. Below are some paint trends for 2019.
Have a wonderful day!
With one month already behind us, February is a good month to really start tackling the “what to do list” for the home. Here are a few things you can do right now to make your home a happy place.
Love your plants. Studies have proven that house plants improve productivity, concentration, reduce stress levels and boost your mood.
Avoid heavy drapes that block all light. Natural light increases endorphins and serotonin. Studies have also shown that workers in sunlit areas are more productive than workers without exposure to natural light.
Your home should reflect your personality and style, which in turn makes us feel happy. Show off your kids artwork or pottery. Style your home with colours that put a smile on your face.
A cluttered home can leave you feeling stressed. Finding items in clutter can be a frustrating challenge. It is also difficult to clean when there is too much “stuff ” lying around. This is a great month to start decluttering room by room.
When it is this cold we sometimes spend a lot more time indoors, even if you love outdoor sports. Painted walls can be life changing. The colour or colours that you choose can help lower stress, improve mental health and help you to relax. With more time spent indoors, choosing paint colours is important.
We all have our own personal preferences when deciding on what paint colours to choose, but if you have a stressful job, coming home to bright red walls may not be the best choice. That doesn’t mean boring white walls either. Here are some popular paint colours and moods they evoke.
Light Blue-Such a popular colour and for good reason. The right shade of light blue can really help you feel calm and relaxed. Blue tones are also popular best sellers. It is a perfect colour for a bathroom or bedroom. Studies have shown that homes with light blue painted walls sell for more money.
Yellow-It is a cheery, a confident mood boosting colour, but studies have shown that babies tend to cry more in yellow rooms. The wrong tone of yellow though can cause fear and anxiety.
Green-Green can represent growth, freshness, nature and energy. I love working with green and there are many great shades that work well within a home.
Pink-Pink can be euphoric and refreshing. I like to choose lighter shades of pink for a kids room. Softer pinks look great in a guest bedroom as well.
Have a wonderful day!
If you live in a builder home or have basic walls but would like to add character to them, paneling may be just what you are looking for. It is not hard to do and adds instant style . It is also not that expensive to do as well.
Depending on the paneling you choose, it can look great in both contemporary and traditional homes. There is a look for every style.
Vertical paneling, board and batten, wainscot paneling, bead board paneling and modern paneling can definitely bring a room to life and not make it so cookie cutter basic.
For our bedroom Scott bought trim the same thickness as our baseboards and is installing it on the walls. We chose the width that seemed appropriate for the size of the room and length of the wall. You will need a chop saw, pneumatic nailer, caulking and of course paint.
Here are some photos for inspiration!
I have been very fortunate this year to have worked with amazing Real Estate Professionals, contractors, and of course, wonderful clients.
I am also very blessed with a loving family, supportive friends; Angela and Laura, and a host of others that make every day seem special.
So, to you and families, I thank you, and wish you a safe and happy holiday!
See you next year!
Pinterest is like a virtual bulletin board that allows users to search images and curate boards. It is a great source for inspiration, especially in the design world.
Below are some great photos that have been pinned the most for 2018. Most of these photos I pinned onto my staging/styling board.
With the holidays fast approaching, there is still time for some fun, creative DIY projects that won’t eat up precious time.
Modern Christmas printables are super easy – print and frame – and you have some artwork for this season. You can use them to create a unique look for a serving tray as well.
Decorate your table with a wreath made from fresh rosemary – clean, simple and smells great.
Creating a festive holiday atmosphere does not have to be stressful or time-consuming. Here are some ideas…….Happy Decorating!