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Add Some Plaid to Your Holiday Decor

Add Some Plaid to Your Holiday Decor
Add Some Plaid to Your Holiday Decor By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Holiday decor is going gingham style this year. Checkered plaid is one of 2018’s hottest holiday design accessory. Black and white or red and black buffalo prints are popping up in everything from Christmas stockings, ornaments, table runners, and wreaths. The buffalo prints are really a nod to the cozy farmhouse and rustic design styles. Mix black and white buffalo prints with some burlap, greenery, and the warm, yellow glow of lights and candles and you have a very welcoming home this holiday season....
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How Virtual Twilight Photos Sold a Languishing Listing

How Virtual Twilight Photos Sold a Languishing Listing
How Virtual Twilight Photos Sold a Languishing Listing By Harry Parson, guest contributor A picture is worth a thousand words, and if you have bad photographs of your listing, it tells a thousand bad stories. So, when I recently took over a home that had been lingering on the market for more than a year, I focused on its photography and online presentation. The home had been listed using poorly lit and composed photographs, which was doing little to generate buyer interest. High quality photography truly makes the difference between a home that sits and a home that sells. In addition to havin...
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3 ‘Subtle’ Holiday Staging Tips

3 ‘Subtle’ Holiday Staging Tips
3 ‘Subtle’ Holiday Staging Tips Want to give your listing a little holiday flair–without going overboard?  Elyza Brillantes, design program manager at Havenly, offers some of the following tips: 1. Infuse greenery. Greenery is always a must for staging your home so the space feels fresh. “For the holidays, seasonal greenery like evergreen boughs can be a lovely way to make the space look inviting, and also smell great,” Brillantes says. “If you live in an area where evergreens aren’t readily available, eucalyptus or magnolia can be a great substitute.” 2. ...
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Black Friday Shopping? The Top Searched Furniture Items by State

Black Friday Shopping? The Top Searched Furniture Items by State
Black Friday Shopping? The Top Searched Furniture Items by State Consumers may be most on the hunt for a new sectional, TV stand, hutch, and sofa table to spruce up their home. These were the most searched-for home furniture items based on Google shopping data, according to a new analysis of search data by NextDay Blinds. NextDay Blinds analyzed the data to find the top-searched furniture items and broke it down by state. Many homeowners may be setting their sights on enhancing their living room. Consumers within 27 states were most searching for a furniture item that was specific to the livi...
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Denim Design: The Jean-Look Is Hitting Home Decor

Denim Design: The Jean-Look Is Hitting Home Decor
Denim Design: The Jean-Look Is Hitting Home Decor By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine If you thought jeans were just for wearing, you are mistaken. Denim is becoming a hot fabric in home décor. We’re seeing denim sofa coverings, pillows, table runners, ottomans, rugs and bedding. Photo by ナショナルインテリア|NATIONAL INTERIOR – Search living room design ideas Denim is being lumped into a bigger trend of using more “utility fabrics” in home décor. Besides denim, those trending utility fabrics also include burlap, grain sacks, and drop cloths. All of these are heavier fabrics but they c...
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Show Us How You Staged It!

Show Us How You Staged It! Calling all stagers and real estate professionals! We want to see your best photos of staging the following areas in a home: The Entryway Fireplace Master Retreat Do you have a photo to share showing off how you perfectly staged these areas? If so, please email Realtor Magazine writer Melissa Dittmann Tracey at mtracey@realtors.org. You and your work could be spotlighted in an upcoming photo gallery spotlighting our favorites at REALTOR® Magazine online. Source: Style
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Make a Bigger Statement in the Kitchen: Stylish Hoods

Make a Bigger Statement in the Kitchen: Stylish Hoods
Make a Bigger Statement in the Kitchen: Stylish Hoods By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine That spot over the stove is prime real estate in the kitchen these days. Lately that space is being reserved for a decorative hood, which is becoming almost like a centerpiece of the kitchen. Stainless steel hoods have been all the rage in recent years. But brass hoods and decorative wood ones with detailing are also proving to be popular choices. Check out some of these hood styles incorporated into kitchens from designers posting their work at Houzz. Photo by Oceanside Abbey Carpet – M...
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