May 5, 2021

Eclectic Home Design Trends for 2021

 

Recent interior design trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme. Mid-century modern furniture and accents have dominated the magazine covers and home shows as decorators have worked with their clients to bring this trend into their spaces. Yet, what to do about the beautiful antique chest from your grandma or the dining room table you inherited from your mom? 

 

These pieces of history seem to have no place in modern design and have been relegated to storage units and garages over the past decade. Well, it’s time to pull them out again as design trends are moving away from stark modern schemes to a warm, eclectic look. The main principle in merging design styles is to focus on one unifying elementlike warm wood tones or the high sheen of gold accentsand then look for pieces that suit that theme. For example, a gold-gilded mirror with baroque detailing can complement a room filled with neutral furnishings with gold or silver-toned accent pieces. The unifying element is the color and sheen of the mirror. Mix and match your wood antiques with modern furniture of the same kind of wood or hue. 

Add oriental-style rugs, traditional paintings, and interesting vases against a backdrop of subtle sofas and industrial accents for a unique look. As with all décor, the room and style should reflect the owner and their lifestyle. Start with a few pieces and look for ways to meld them into your living spaces.  

There is no reason to reject the past simply to have a stylish home.

Apr 9, 2021

5 Tips To Sell Your House This Spring

 

 


 

Thinking about selling your home this Springtime? Here are 5 crucial tips you don’t want to forget as you prep your home for sale:

 1. Interview real estate agents to make sure you’re hiring one that fits your needs.

 2. 3 Ds: Declutter, depersonalize, and deep clean.

 3. Do any necessary repairs and touch-ups. This could mean fixing doorknobs and repainting areas of your home that have faded.

 4. Be ready to negotiate on deals. This is another reason why hiring a professional real estate will be crucial for your success.

 5. Consider upgrading parts of your home, including your curb appeal, to make it modern and inviting.

Do you have anything else to add?

Apr 5, 2021

Things to Consider before Buying a Home Together

 


It used to be that couples first got married, and then bought a home together. No more! Modern couples no longer consider marriage a prerequisite for buying a home together.  

Buying a property together can complicate either a breakup or a divorce if not considered upfront. No one likes to think about the end of a relationship, but buying a home is a huge investment – not only in the relationship but financially. 

The partners may have differences in income, down payment, and contributions to the home. In the event of a separation, how will these issues be addressed? In other words, what happens if you break up? 

The easiest way to ensure that everyone is protected is the title. Most married couples opt for Joint Tenancy that provides each homeowner an equal interest in the value of the property. The assumption is that marriage involves a merging of income and assets.For couples who plan to keep their finances separate, a better option could be a Tenancy in Common. 

This form of title provides each owner with a separate, transferrable interest in the property. The interest does not need to be equal to the other; this could give one a larger interest if they contribute more financially.  

The interest can also be sold or inherited separately. Don’t let the excitement of a home purchase keep you from considering the future. Before closing on that dream home together, consider the exit strategy –just in case

Mar 29, 2021

New Listing- Home With 5 Acres Rockport, Texas


 

1501-R Balderree Ln., Rockport, Texas
 
 
Secluded home on 5 ACRES perfect for nature lovers and relaxing gatherings. This custom 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom home with den-office is packed with lots of upgrades. Spacious living area open to a spectacular chef's designed kitchen with amazing cabinets, farm style sink, gas stove and large bar height island. Split bedrooms floor plan has huge owner's suite with 2 closets, private bathroom featuring duo sinks, deep garden tub and a must see oversized separated shower! Front, side and back porch-deck overlooking the beautiful live oak forest & land to watch the wildlife and hummingbirds! You won't find too many like this one.
all me today to buy your dream property.
Neli Spurrell Spears & Co. Real Estate (214) 597-8751

Mar 22, 2021

Selling the Family Home?

 


 

 
Family is important, and your decision to sell your home may be difficult for those closest to you. Moving can create mixed emotions, and it’s important to help your family understand how and why you made your decision. Including family members in the process can prevent strong emotions from potentially sabotaging the sale. 

As soon as you decide to sell your home, set aside time to have a serious conversation with the rest of your family. If you have children living at home, they may be fearful of leaving their home, their school, and possibly their friends. Listen to them and reassure them of the safety of the family unit.  

You can’t promise that nothing will change, but share the good things you expect to get from the move; a bigger home, a better job, advantages of the new area, etc. Help your children see that you’ve considered them from the very beginning and explain why it will be a good move for them as well. Adult children might be difficult as well. 

Even though they have left the home, they may be less than enthusiastic for several reasons. They may question your decision to move into the new home or area, or they might simply be nostalgic and sad to see their childhood home sold.  

A home is a special place and the decision to sell, especially if you’ve been in the home for a long time, affects not just you but your family. You can help bring them into the conversation by making time to listen and understand their concerns and then share your own. This way, while you might not all agree, no one will feel left out of the decision.


Mar 3, 2021

How to Bring Restaurant Design to your Dining Room

  


Remember the feeling of walking into your favorite restaurant and looking forward to a nice meal in a great atmosphere? 

With the shutdown of indoor dining around the country, social media has been flooded with beautiful pictures of homemade food. 

Now it’s time to bring that same enthusiasm to your dining room décor and complete the transition to a true restaurant-quality experience. 

 Add Texture – Looking for a bistro feel? Add some fuzzy pillows and a cozy(preferably washable) floor rug to draw attention to the space. 

 Change Up the Seating – Have you noticed that more and more restaurants are using non-conventional furniture in their dining rooms? Adding some armchairs, stools, or benches to the dining room will have a big impact.  

Gild the Room – One of the easiest ways to bring elegance to your dining room is to add a gilded mirror. Keep an eye out for these and other special touches at garage sales and some décor stores. 

 Mix and Match – Take an eclectic approach to your dining room. No need to use matching chairs or place settings. 

 Add Ambience Keep an interesting vase full of fresh flowers on your table, add soft lighting or candles, and play ambient music over speakers to remind you of your favorite restaurant or bar. 

Offer those delicious meals a special place to be enjoyed by adding a few simple touches to your dining room. Even with more time at home, there’s no reason we can’t enjoy a “dining out” sense of elegance.

Feb 15, 2021

Coastal Home Rockport, TX 130 Norwood Oaks Dr. ROCKPORT, TX 78382

 


 
 
130 Norwood Oaks Dr. ROCKPORT, TX 78382

MLS #: R134690A  List Price: $349,000

You're going to be 'WOWED" and just LOVE living here! Impeccable & like new 4 bedroom/3 Bath HOGAN home!
Soft & HAPPY palette makes this such a charming home perfect for entertaining, upgraded tile floors in main areas, kitchen boasts tall cabinets, huge pantry, SS appliances, table level granite counters, perfect for serving a crowd along with breakfast area and lots of windows for expansive views of beautiful backyard w/ mature oak TREES, large covered patio, you will feel very relaxed sipping coffee out here every morning watching birds as well as BBQ in the evenings!
Owner's retreat with walk in shower, dual sinks, and amazing closet size! 3 car garage. Wandering Oaks community park is down one street, hosting lovely centennial windswept live oak trees! Conveniently located off the HWY 35 for easy access to Corpus or Victoria. Minutes from Both Copano and Aransas bays, Rockport Beach, downtown Rockport & Fulton. So, grab your fishing gear, kayak or beach toys and call it HOME!

Room Update – Try Color-Blocking

 

 


 

Room Update – Try Color-Blocking

Repainting a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen the décor while changing the feel of the room. The hottest design trend this year takes this to a whole new level. 

Color-blocking techniques are dominating magazines and social media with vivid color palettes and bold geometric patterns, turning the traditional painting project into something special. Color-blocking takes many forms—everything from a simple way to differentiate one space from another by changing the wall shade, to artistic pairings that would feel at home in a modern art gallery. 

Your style most likely falls somewhere in between. The common theme is to try something new while changing the feel of the room.  Before you start your project, take time to consider the desired final look. Consider the relationship of your chosen colors and how each plays a part in the design. Bright shades create a sense of energy while softer tones are calming. Use blocked color to trick the eye into adding or subtracting space using light or dark colors. 

Color-blocking can also be used to draw attention to architecturally interesting elements, such as a curved entrance or crown molding. This weekend is a great time to update your space by trying something new and modern. 

Choose traditional color palettes and subtle shapes to compliment your current design or go bold and completely change the room. Any home décor style can benefit from the techniques of color-blocking with a little imagination, masking tape, and a paintbrush.

Simple elegance & sophisticated 114 Dream Oaks Dr ROCKPORT, TX 78382

 

MLS #: R134691A  
List Price: $315,000 114 Dream Oaks Dr ROCKPORT, TX 78382

 




 
 
 Simple elegance & sophisticated Lark floor plan with 3 car attached garage for extra space to park a boat or golf cart! Once inside this Hogan you will feel relaxed with the light coastal collection of colors & design create a feeling of comfort, appeal & easy living...From OPEN main living you'll love the spacious feeling & views of the covered porch with FIREPLACE inviting you to come out to relax or play. The wide open kitchen & dining-breakfast nook is a perfect for casual dining or keeping an eye on homework progress while cooking! Tall white cabinets, lots of storage, vinyl floors. The spilt guest bedrooms floorplan gives the master suite the privacy you wish for with gorgeous walk-in tiled shower plus grand walk-in closet is such a treat. The fully fenced yard it's huge with room for a pool! Centennial live oaks community park down street for lots of outdoor time and fun! Convenient located to all fun the Rockport-Fulton town & bays can be! Move here & love where you live!
 
Call me! NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR® SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE Rockport TX 78382 361-727- LIST (5478) Direct 214-597-8751 Cell


 

Jan 15, 2021

NEW LISTING 166 Morrow St Aransas Pass, TX 78336

 

NEW LISTING 
166 Morrow St Aransas Pass, TX 78336
 
 


 

 
Affordable, well cared park model 2 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom & half bath in the owner's suite plus an open living area & kitchen completely furnished and all appliances! Convenient to Rockport & Aransas Pass and Conn Brown Harbor is near by to get your boat out for great fishing, kayaking and fun. HUGE carport, get your RV, boat and toys ready for your full time easy living or for your vacation & fishing getaway home, even for a rental! Call me! NELIDA SPURRELL (NELI) REALTOR® SPEARS & CO. REAL ESTATE Rockport TX 78382
361-727- LIST (5478) Direct 214-597-8751 Cell

Jan 3, 2021

WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER A NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME

  


Most of the country is experiencing a very tight real estate market. Inventory levels are historically low, perhaps owing to the concern of strangers traipsing through the home during this time. 

Additionally, because most people are staying home, they have been able to focus on their property and how it fits into their lifestyle, emphasizing the need to right-size their environment.  

With properly-priced homes moving quickly off the market, homebuyers are frustrated. For those who can be flexible with their timing, new construction offers an appealing alternative to the resale market.  

New construction offers the buyer a fresh, blank canvas on which to create their perfect home. In any market, this can be appealing, but when resale inventory is low, this is even more attractive. Yet, new construction is more than modern floorplans and beautiful finishes. 

Before buying new construction, it’s important to ask a few questions first

 How long will the property take to build, and what possible delays could affect that timeframe? How does that timeline fit in with selling your current home or finding interim housing?

 Is your completion date affected by the sale or occupancy of other units or phases

 What is included in the base unit and what are the additional costs for custom add-on options?

 What are the HOA (homeowner’s association) fees and what do they cover? In addition, it’s important to understand the exact location of the new home and any planned developments or improvements which could affect the home in the future – road noise, parking or traffic congestion, view, etc.  

For those trying to compete in this resale seller’s market, it could be time to buy new. Developers are offering some great incentives in this climate, and it can be a great alternative for those with a little time to wait.

Eclectic Home Design Trends for 2021

  Recent interior desi gn trends have focused on one primary era or design scheme . Mid -century modern furniture and accents have dominat...