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 d├ęcor, 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.
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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.


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...