Using the Latest Decor Color and Trends to Attract Buyers

Guest Contributor: Patti Stern, PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating The start of a new year in the real estate industry signals a prime opportunity for sellers to do what it takes to get their home noticed among the sea of listings soon to flood the spring market. After tackling the clutter, necessary repairs

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7 Hot Home Design Trends to Watch in 2019

What is trending in home design in the new year? The designers at Houzz chimed in with their top picks. Here are a few of their choices for top home decor trends: Photo by Caroline Sharpnack – Search kitchen design ideas Tile backsplash feature wall. More kitchens are using tile for an accent wall, taking

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Can a Shipping Container Home Be Stylish? Check This One Out!

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine A shipping container for hauling heavy freight in trains, trucks, and ships isn’t often associated with anything glamorous. But the housing industry wants to prove otherwise. Photos by: Rocket Lister, rocketlister.com This 3,000-square-foot home in Phoenix is made up of stacked shipping containers, but you’d never know it once you walked

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The Hottest Paint Colors of 2019

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine The paint companies have released their color forecasts for the new year. Here are the hot hues expected to make waves in 2019. Which one is your favorite? Living Coral / Photo Credit: Furniture Choice Living Coral: Paint company Pantone announced “Living Coral” as its 2019 Color of the

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Add Some Plaid to Your Holiday Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Holiday decor is going gingham style this year. Checkered plaid is one of 2018’s hottest holiday design accessory. Black and white or red and black buffalo prints are popping up in everything from Christmas stockings, ornaments, table runners, and wreaths. The buffalo prints are really a nod to the

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Denim Design: The Jean-Look Is Hitting Home Decor

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you thought jeans were just for wearing, you are mistaken. Denim is becoming a hot fabric in home décor. We’re seeing denim sofa coverings, pillows, table runners, ottomans, rugs and bedding. Photo by ナショナルインテリア|NATIONAL INTERIOR – Search living room design ideas Denim is being lumped into a bigger

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Make a Bigger Statement in the Kitchen: Stylish Hoods

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine That spot over the stove is prime real estate in the kitchen these days. Lately that space is being reserved for a decorative hood, which is becoming almost like a centerpiece of the kitchen. Stainless steel hoods have been all the rage in recent years. But brass hoods and

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