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7 Plants That Don’t Require A Green Thumb

Having a green thumb is a luxury, so if you don't, you've definitely come to the right place! This list of beautiful and aesthetically pleasing plants can not only boost your home health but are easy to maintain. And for those looking to bring a little bit of joy into your office, studio space, or even patio, this list of green energy-boosting flowers may be the perfect solution for your space. If low-maintenance is your aim, then this list is... Continue Reading >

3 Ways to Create a Relaxing Oasis in Your Home

When you create a space that infuses relaxation and stress-recovery, your home can be a refuge from the fast pace of life. Even if it is a small place in a large room, it is important to have a place specifically for you to unwind.    Create Ambience with the Right Lighting Bright lights can impair our ability to relax. The right lighting can help put your mind at ease allowing you to rest and recharge. Remember, natural light is a mood booster and for... Continue Reading >

Beautiful Studio City Townhome For Sale

  This desirable 2bd 3ba townhome is in an ideal Studio City location. With a walkability score of 89, it's within two blocks from the Farmer's Market, CBS Studios, Joan's on 3rd, McConnell's, and Alfred Coffee! Welcome home to this tasteful townhome with gleaming engineered wood floors, an abundance of natural light, a cozy fireplace perfect for cooler nights, and a large private balcony with views of the hills. The open kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a lovely... Continue Reading >

Make Moving A Breeze

1.Buying a home is an important step that should be celebrated! Choosing a great realtor you can trust, will alleviate stresses and keep your moving list much shorter, so start with a top realtor.  2. Also remember, things are subject to change. Don’t be too hasty with putting in your 30 days notice to your landlord. Wait until you are absolutely certain; however, having a letter drafted for when that perfect time comes, is a splendid idea. 3. Stay clear of making... Continue Reading >

whats old is new again : wallpaper?

Kathleen Finnegan In recent years, wallpaper played a minor role in home décor, relegated mostly to powder rooms and otherwise pushed aside by paint, which has been considered the cheaper, faster way to freshen a room. Wallpaper also didn’t fit the more modern aesthetic that gained hold in the last dozen years or so and some buyers considered it far too personal a choice, as well as problematic to install and later remove. But tastes are changing. Many younger buyers don’t remember their parents’... Continue Reading >

12 Most Popular New-Home Amenities in 2015

Kathleen Finnegan   Master bedroom walk-in-closets and a laundry rooms are the top features that builders are most likely to include in a new home this year, according to a survey of builders conducted by the National Association of Home Builders. "Both features speak to improving organization and storage characteristics of new homes," according to NAHB on its Eye on Housing blog. Greater energy efficiency amenities also were ranked more important, with low-E Windows coming in No. 3 on the most likely amenity list... Continue Reading >

5 easy tips for outdoor summer staging

Kathleen Finnegan Buyers are drawn to backyards in the summer months. These simple tips will help ensure a listing’s outdoor space looks inviting. Just as summer marks a segue from basement birthday bashes and dining room celebrations, it also means sellers should adjust their staging strategy to include outdoor spaces — especially during the months that backyard BBQs and poolside cocktails reign It makes perfect sense to me from the point of view of preparing for a sale, just like indoors, you don’t... Continue Reading >

a well traveled home

Kathleen Finnegan A love of travel knows no boundaries—it extends out the door, on the road, and can also be reflected in a carefully curated home. While I usually tend to lean more mid-century minimalist with my interiors, this season I am feeling more worldly. It can be difficult to achieve an eclectic aesthetic that feels effortless yet pulled together. But if you're after just such a look, the addition of global textiles and accessories can add the perfect depth to any style of... Continue Reading >

Style watch – 6 design trends you’ll see more of

Kathleen Finnegan This past year I’ve helped a number of buyers get into “fixer” properties with the intention of creating their dream home. I found this article interesting; because it mirrors many of the must have features  my clients were looking for. Builder Online recently spoke to executive director at architecture firm KTGY, about the design trends that are gaining popularity in the new-home market this year and below are a list of upcoming trends in building remodels: Private space Baby boomers, empty nesters, and... Continue Reading >

throwing shade: picking the perfect paint color

Kathleen Finnegan I see a lot of interiors and whether your buying or selling a home, paint is always a topic of conversation. I read this article recently that talked about great ways to approach painting a room, or multiple rooms, in your home. Some of the tips are great for design in general. Painting your walls is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your living space. What is not so easy is selecting the perfect colors. The choices are... Continue Reading >

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