Favorite Listings Friday!

Friday, August 31, 2012

WELCOME to favorite listings Friday! Every Friday I choose 2 listings from the MLS (multi-listing service) that offer some real appeal / eye candy. This week:
This room looks all moody and ready for just relaxing. The home is a large detached one in nearby Vienna, VA.
Another view of that same space.
The home features a finished basement complete with a gaming area and this fun and colorful bar. It's got PARTY written all over it. Think your friends would be over A LOT? The 2nd featured home is a stunning contemporary in the North Point area of Reston. LUV a nice contemporary!
Such clean lines and open spaces. Great artistic touches.
Perfect accent colors incorporated into the space. Some say this type of home is very difficult to decorate because of the openness and lack of defined spaces. THIS ONE is very well done - don't you think?
Fantastic kitchen space ~ so sleek and efficient looking! What's your fave style of home? Now that I have a more open floor plan - I'm NEVER going back! Need a little help with your space? Preparing your home for sale? Let's talk about it! Sharon Goetz 703-679-1712, Sharon.G@KW.com Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Interior Decorator Keller Williams Realty

It's MAGIC!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

OK - I am jumping on the "slipcovers made from paint drop cloths" bandwagon. Of course I am hoping for a David Copperfield moment where my circa 1990's jewel-tone print couch will be transformed into something like the Pottery Barn one above!!
I have unearthed my sewing machine. We haven't seen each other in some time. I have minimal sewing skills so according to what I've seen in blogland regarding this project, that should be enough. LOTS of shabby chic drop cloth ideas on Pinterest!
So, in the next week, I hope to tackle this project. I will report back with results! Sharon (Pix courtesy of Pottery Barn, Pinterest, and Annabellea.com) Need help preparing your home for sale or want to know your home's worth is? Let's talk about it! Sharon Goetz 703-679-1712, Sharon.G@KW.com Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Interior Decorator Keller Williams Realty www.SellingHomesByDesign.com www.facebook.com/SellingHomesByDesign Please visit my website to see photos of Staged homes & to request my FREE report on “Preparing Your Home for Sale”. SELLING HOMES!...by design® • Staging® services designed for YOUR home • A choice of 3 commission plans designed to fit YOUR needs • A satisfaction guarantee designed with YOU in mind

Favorite Listings Friday!

Friday, August 24, 2012

It's Favorite Listings Friday! I have chosen a few pix from the MLS (Multi-Listing Service) that I thought were very attractive! Both homes are located in Reston, VA. The pic above is the living room of a very nice contemporary. And here's the kitchen:
This is a great craft room!
This is the living room of a large estate home. Traditional and well put together.
Love the breakfast area:
The windows in this family room are gorgeous!
And...who doesn't love a great space to entertain?
Sharon Goetz 703-679-1712, Sharon.G@KW.com Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Interior Decorator Keller Williams Realty www.SellingHomesByDesign.com www.facebook.com/SellingHomesByDesign Please visit my website to see photos of Staged homes & to request my FREE report on “Preparing Your Home for Sale”. SELLING HOMES!...by design® • Staging® services designed for YOUR home • A choice of 3 commission plans designed to fit YOUR needs • A satisfaction guarantee designed with YOU in mind

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CNN's MONEY Magazine has chosen RESTON, VA as the 7th best small city!
WINNER Top 100 rank: 7 Population: 60,300 Compare Reston to Top 10 Best Places Reston may be a planned community, but don't expect cookie-cutter homes here. Thanks to famed master planner Robert Simon, houses of all shapes and sizes sit next to one another. Activities come in all stripes too, from an ├╝ber-urban downtown to 55 miles of bike paths, 52 tennis courts, and 15 pools. Thanks to Reston's growing reputation as a technology hub near Washington Dulles International Airport, major firms have large offices here. Those who do commute to D.C. contend with traffic, but next year's completion of the Washington Metro's extension to Reston will help alleviate the pain.
Sharon Goetz 703-679-1712, Sharon.G@KW.com Realtor®, Accredited Staging Professional, Certified Interior Decorator Keller Williams Realty www.SellingHomesByDesign.com www.facebook.com/SellingHomesByDesign Please visit my website to see photos of Staged homes & to request my FREE report on “Preparing Your Home for Sale”. SELLING HOMES!...by design® • Staging® services designed for YOUR home • A choice of 3 commission plans designed to fit YOUR needs • A satisfaction guarantee designed with YOU in mind

Monday, August 20, 2012

BASKET CASE! In an effort to organize my home office (clutter makes me nervous) - I found some great baskets for storage. The ones above from Pottery Barn are so versatile and attractive. Also liked these PB choices:
AND ~ Ballard Designs has a great selection:
I recently scored these vintage luggage look ones! Perfect for display and they hold all my art supplies! These are also contenders:
My office has open shelving so baskets are not only great for hiding the junk - they look really good and add great texture to the space! Are you organizing OR preparing your home for SALE? Maybe you just need help pulling a room together... Sharon Goetz Keller Williams, Realtor, Stager, Certified Interior Decorator Sharon.g@kw.com

Sunday, August 19, 2012

SWEET DREAMS? WHAT DOES YOUR DREAM BEDROOM LOOK LIKE? I recently gave away our old headboard which was dated and not masterful by any means. So, my search is on for a new bed (headboard / frame / footboard). I am sure that will lead to other projects in the room. The choices are staggering!
Do you find the casual neutrals uber relaxing? It does have a calming look about it. These are courtesy of Ticking and Toile.
This one is really charming - from Blue Egg Brown Nest
Then there are these Pottery Barn choices. So, my search continues for now. What's YOUR style? Sharon Goetz ~ Realtor / Stager / Certified Interior Decorator
Thinking of selling your home? OR, just need help pulling your space together? Sharon.G@KW.com www.SellingHomesByDesign.com

Friday, August 17, 2012

FAVORITE LISTINGS FRIDAY! I am posting a few pix of my favorite listings from the MLS (Multi-Listing Service):
This is a condo at Reston Town Center. LOVE the way the owner has totally customized what can be just a blank box. The stacked stone is awesome.
Another view of the same room. That animal print rug is my fave! Great furniture placement for the space.
This is a small detached home is nearby Herndon. The owner is a local interior designer and has so artistically put her own stamp on this home.
The kitchen's open shelving and classic wall paper work so well in this space. Well those are my 2 picks for the week. Have a wonderful weekend. Sharon
Do you know of anyone who's thinking of making a move? ..or just needs help putting a room together? Sharon.G@KW.com, Realtor, Stager, Certified Interior Decorator