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  It may seem like an impossible task to put a label on what you love and the pieces you’ve chosen for your home. If you’ve thought about freshening up your space but not sure where to start without actually getting rid of everything you own and starting from scratch, the best way to start […]

  Accent chairs can be a challenge to decide on since it’s not quite as big of a choice as the sofa, which means you have a little more freedom with color, style, comfort level, etc… the possibilities are basically endless. Too many choices = impossible decision. So, we are here to narrow it down […]

  Bathrooms being one of the smallest, and most private rooms in the home, designers and homeowners alike are getting creative in these little spaces. Here’s what you can do to update your bathroom to stand out from the rest, and make it a real show stopper for any visitors.   Bold black bathrooms- because […]

  This year, some styles are sticking around, and others are on their way out. Avoid wasting your hard-earned money on dated décor and take a few notes from our designer do’s and don’ts for 2019.   Stark white and warm neutral walls – greys are OUT!   Matte black and sage green wall colors […]

  It’s FINALLY time to say goodbye to white and grey cabinets, Tuscan design, granite countertops, and a few other trends that have run their course, and say hello to a year of gorgeous and unique kitchens! If you’re considering updating the most important room in your home, here’s what’s cookin’ in the kitchen world […]

  Choosing textiles in your home may seem like a simple task because most people just pick what LOOKS best to them, rather than leading with the more practical needs such as durability comfort and style that suits your lifestyle and home. The first thing to ask yourself is how you intend to use this […]

It’s no secret that you should add greenery to every single room in your home in order to complete the look and make it feel alive. Although I’m still a lover of the faux plants for how much we travel, it turns out there are plants that can also survive our time away and help […]

    When you’ve finally picked out the perfect sofa, chairs, rug, etc, generally one of the last steps is adding framed photos and art to the empty walls. This can certainly be a daunting task if you don’t know what you’re doing so let’s talk about the appropriate height to hang your favorite pieces.  […]

  For sale by owner (FSBO) is when a homeowner lists their home without the assistance of a professional real estate agent. When using this method to sell your home you’re responsible for the process from start to finish.  That includes pricing, listing, staging, negotiating, paperwork, and closing. So why sell FSBO?  The main motive is to avoid […]

In Arizona, not many of us struggle to have “enough space” for all our things. Realistically, we don’t really have winter coats, heavy sweaters, winter bedding, etc.; and most of us living in decent sized homes. However, I’m a huge advocate of minimalist living and I despise having rooms in a house that go unused […]

Via Pinterest   An iBuyer is a company that will make you an offer on your home within minutes (or days), sight unseen, based on a proprietary valuation model. If you choose to accept the price, you can close in as little as a couple of days. One thing to note, they only buy homes […]

As with most of the choices we make when we update our home, durability for your lifestyle should be the first concern always. Even if those vinyl countertops that you can afford to pay for in full right now seems like the right choice but they start lifting in a year, is it really a […]

Real property is often the main asset of an estate. The home may be sold during the probate processbut only by someone with legal authority to manage the estateassets. The Personal Representative (executor) must be formally appointed by the Probate Court to have authority over estate assets.   Here are some steps a personal representative should take: […]

Via Nesting With Grace   Many factors need to be considered when it comes to the things you need to change or update before listing your home in order to get top dollar and for the home to show well. The first things you must consider are location of home/climate, the season when it will […]

White Oak Engineered Hardwood Floors (Click Images for Sources)   Whether you’re building a home, updating your current one, or buying a new home, few things matter more than the type of flooring that will suit your needs, family, climate, and of course budget. We’ve broken down the most popular types of floors and what […]

As promised, part two of our favorite designer finds when it comes to décor has been pulled together. Rather than waste time wondering if that awesome deal is going to show up looking cheap, break in the first week, or totally not what you expected, we can save you the time and you can shop […]

It may feel like a daunting and incredibly expensive task to furnish, style and decorate every nook and cranny of your home in order to make it feel cozy and complete; that’s why I’m here to help. I get to source some of the most beautiful and budget friendly items available for my clients on […]

Furnishing a small space can sometimes be challenging since it’s usually just the essentials that make the cut, however, also being on a tight budget can make you feel like all you can do is throw a mattress on the ground and call it a day. Let me be the first to assure you – […]

As the first interior space that people see, your entryway should reflect not only your style, but also the tone you want your home to have. Depending on the functionality of your entry, this can still go several ways. If it’s a narrow space with a large closet, perhaps adding a large storage bench isn’t […]

Much like the coffee table, styling a shelf may not seem so important or even be a priority when it comes to decorating your home. However, these seemingly small and insignificant areas are where you can truly get creative and display your style, favorite colors, memories, books, etc. Here are few rules to live by […]

Each time I see an old trend come back in style, I start to wonder whether my purging habits have gone too far. The truth is though, that even when a trend reappears, it usually has a modern twist, fit, color, or fabric; and therefore simply doesn’t make sense to hold onto old clothes in […]

Taking on a renovation is never easy, and for most it’s not even an option. Trying to determine how to give your home a facelift without a total gut job or overhaul of everything you own may also seem completely impossible, but I’m here to show you how! The biggest impact you can make in […]

  String lights – this may seem obvious, but until you see the space before and after adding string lights, you won’t know just how extreme (and cheap!) this little addition can be. Outdoor rug – although an outdoor rug may seem like a waste of money, I assure you it creates an inviting space […]

Working from home isn’t always easy, especially with all the distractions around. It can also be hard to focus when you know you’ve got 39847 loads of laundry to be done, your dog keeps bringing over his favorite ball to be thrown, and your full wine fridge is just screaming at you. I’ve learned the […]

Styling your coffee table may seem like one of those things you don’t even think about ‘cause you’ll just stack on a bunch of stuff you already own; but there’s a little more to it if you want it to look well balance and organized. Follow these 5 steps for an Instagram worthy coffee table […]

Since remodeling a bathroom is often a substantial investment, it’s wise to consider which trends are fading fast, and which will stand the test of time. Investing in an old trend could date your home by 5 or even 10 years and would be a serious waste of money especially if you want to sell […]

I never thought I’d say this, but floral wallpaper is BACK! But – in a much more bold, big, and beautiful way! There are also a few more patterns and trends that really steal the spotlight and can update your home in not only an inexpensive way, but it can be easily removed and changed. […]

If you have some wall space and several vacation or family photos you’d love you display, a gallery wall is a great way to get creative and express your style. Keep in mind that this is something you will be looking at everyday for the next several years; so make sure you like it. Most […]

As it starts getting hotter out, I’m finding myself spending more time at home, and as a result, spending too much time staring at each room and finding things I want to change. It’s easy to look at something and simply say you don’t like it, but not sure how to break the cycle of […]

Given that we live the majority of our time inside the house, most of us focus on the upgrades to be done indoors first and often neglect the exterior a bit. Since the exterior is the first place guests, neighbors, and potential buyers look, it makes a world of a difference to put in a […]

  While neutral colors have never truly left the spotlight, there’s never been a time quite like now when millennials are not only living smaller, but they’re also opting for extreme minimalism. That’s not to say that you should grab a garbage bag and quickly get rid of everything you own, it simply means that […]

Wood accent walls and brick veneers are a thing of the past, but that doesn’t mean giving up on the accent wall all together! This year’s most popular trends to capture attention are better than ever. Although it’s never a bad idea to add a bold color you love to a wall for extra visual interest (one of my favorites is this deep teal), here are a few ideas that can make an even bigger impact in your space…

Staging is not a new concept, although it is something that home owners are finally coming around to and understanding why it’s so important. From the point of view of an interior designer, let me put it simply: no home looks like a magazine centerfold, no matter how gorgeous and clean it may be. Your home is personal and it speaks to you, but that doesn’t mean it’ll speak to potential buyers, it most likely means that any personal touches or photos will distract the buyer from the potential to see themselves in your home.

Living in Arizona means there’s no shortage of dated, travertine, Spanish style, or BEIGE tiles, am I right? And while you can walk into your dream home and see a tile floor you hate, all the while trying to do a quick estimate of just how much it’s going to cost to rip up, buy new tile, find someone competent enough to do it on a budget and in a timely matter, let’s see if I can save you some time and a whole lot of cash.