Bar Cart Band Wagon

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

I am seeing more of those cuties in homes I preview these days!

Although I have never seen an episode of "Mad Men", I've heard it's partly responsible for the trend.

Seems that there is certainly a style to go with any decor! They can be used as a side table or easily wheeled out to a patio or deck with picnic supplies and additional serving space. So...they're attactive AND practical!

Most of the home decor stores and decorating catalogs carry a version or 2.

There is a WIDE variation in pricing, for sure.

Have YOU jumped on the bar cart band wagon?

images from Ballard Designs, Crate n' Barrel and CB2

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Take a Stand (on night stands...that is)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bed side table, night stand, bed side shelf ~ most of us have 1 version or another.

Whether yours are a matched set or completely different styles is of course, up to you.

What do you keep on that surface? I am a fan of uncluttered surfaces.

I previewed several homes listed for sale this week (well...several for the extremely low inventory in my area). I took special note to the state of those homeowners' night stands. In the majority of cases, There was a LOT of clutter!

Stacks of magazines, medications, pairs of glasses, drinking glasses, lotions,etc!

ALL of that stuff does not make for a masterful bedroom.

If you're planning on selling please note it's ALL in the details. Shoot for that model home look. No buyer wants to see all your personal stuff laid out there!

all images from House Beautiful

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Nix the Pix?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Interior decorators and designers have mixed opinions about displaying family photos in the main living areas (public spaces) of the house.

My personal opinion is that photos are fine for family rooms (which tend to be more casual, relaxed spaces), and home offices and bedrooms. I really feel they are not necessary decor for living, dining rooms or kitchens.

Many of the decor magazines are into photo galleries -- walls with LOTS of photo frames!

Are you a photo fan? What's your preference when it comes to framed photos?

When I coach my clients on preparing their home for sale - it's zero tolerance when it comes to personal photos. They ALL should be packed away! Let the buyer picture themselves in the home!!

(photos from Pottery Barn)