What constitutes curb appeal?
into smaller spaces
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So, I have a few friends and clients who have downsized lately. Many from very large to not so large homes. But some from large to very very small homes or apartments.
Some are retired, some are divorced, some are empty nesters, some are temporary,
all are trying to make small spaces cozy and efficient.
The world has been having a love affair...
I get more questions, more search queries and more blog views on the subject of Gray / Grey
than any other subject.
and what to hang on them
First of all, I have to say its okay to have some space on a wall.
Even okay to have a blank wall or two
But for those walls that need something
try something a little different
She was just 16 when she asked me to design her wedding.
A decade later, I made good on my promise to my niece.
It was romantic, beautiful, fragrant, joyous.... all the things a wedding should be.
See the pictures here
What is it that gives a home curb appeal?
I think it boils down to just a few elements.
Think about that home that everyone loves in your neighborhood or town.
What makes it the envy of the community?
denotes pride of ownership when your home is
well maintained and updated
not overgrown, or under-planted
scale is important
well tended, green, healthy
the touches that say
"I'm a well loved home,
not just a house".
How does your home measure up?
It is hard to choose the perfect yellow
One that isn't too juvenile bright, or too pale and washed out
Get the wrong hue and it can turn on you
Take on a nasty green or orange cast
But when you find the right yellow - its magic
and a fireplace
Contrasts are important in design.
New and old.
Hard and soft.
Dull and shiny.
Dark and light.
It is what makes a room unforgettable.