Lonely Corner no More

April 10, 2015

This post is for all those lonely corners out there…those short walls or small nooks that no one knows what to do with. Well now we’ve got the cure for those corners! Livening up those spots are as easy as a chair, side table, a few framed pieces of art and either a floor or hanging light. Suddenly the lonely corner becomes the most visited for moments of reading, journaling or even life’s simple things like putting shoes on.

Find a New Home and a Baker’s Dozen Worth of Fun in Silver Lake, California

April 6, 2015

Silver Lake is one the most walkable and bicycle-friendly neighborhoods in L.A. And the people watching is unparalleled.

Let’s explore this delightful, delectable and diverse community:

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Everyday Place Settings that bring Style

April 3, 2015

When it comes to interior design, every detail counts! Any element (even the little ones) that can bring further style to a space is key. Take, for example, place settings. We know you don’t plan to eat with three plates and a linen napkin every night of the week but we do know that having it set that way everyday will bring color, layers, texture and interest to an otherwise simple dining room! So consider bringing out your china or your trendy new plate ware and couple it with a napkin, silverware, and a wine glass for everyday style! And of course you’ll now be ready for any last minute dinner parties.

Getting Acquainted with the Neighborhood of Your New Home in Milpitas, California

March 30, 2015

When you move into a new home in Milpitas California, you’re going to have a period of adjustment.  You’re probably used to doing things in a certain way.  You’ve had a certain routine in your old home.  Maybe you had a favorite grocery within walking distance. It could be that the grocery store in your new neighborhood is a short drive away, rather than a short walk.  This isn’t a huge inconvenience, just something that you have to get used to doing.  You’ll have to figure out the good places to order food from or to go to when you want to pick up your morning latte.  If you have kids, you’ll have to find parks and play grounds.  Here are a few tips that will help you get acquainted with your new neighborhood:

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Planters that Pop

Summer is on the horizon so it’s time to spruce up your outdoor living space! Try adding some interest to your backyard with a variety of potted planters that add greenery, height and total style! Cluster them together by your outdoor furniture for a statement corner or put them throughout your patio or yard to bring a pop of life throughout! They key is finding stylish pots, like these ones from West Elm!

Bookshelf Styling

March 27, 2015

Bookshelves aren’t just for your collection of books anymore! A series of shelves just stacked with books is beyond boring. But pair them with plants, vases, candle holders and other little items and you’ve got an artistic display that is functional with extreme style. And if your book covers aren’t adding any good vibes to the shelves, try turning them around so the pages are exposed for a more clean look!

How to Create a Slumber-friendly Bedroom in Your New Bay Area Home

March 16, 2015

Did you know that you would die from lack of sleep before you would die from lack of food?

Sleep is not optional. Every square inch of you needs it; your brain to recharge and process information and your cells to do their repair work. Important hormones that regulate your body’s functions release during slumber. For a sobering list of things that can happen to a brain that is deprived of sleep, see this infographic from Science.Mic.

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Trendy Leather Cabinet Hardware

March 13, 2015

Get swept up in the leather pull craze! Are you looking for a way to give your dresser a new look? Or maybe even want to add a unique touch to your cabinets? This is just the thing for you! Leather pulls are trendy and an easy way to give a whole new style to your existing cabinets or antique furniture that needs a modern update.

6 Ways to Save for a New Home in the San Francisco Bay Area

March 9, 2015

Many renters in the San Francisco Bay area feel the push to save up money to buy a home as experts predict continued rent increases. According to an article by The San Francisco Business Times, the Bay Area saw the largest rent hikes in the U.S. in 2014 at about 13.5 percent. As people relocate to the Bay Area for tech jobs, the demand for housing remains fierce. Meanwhile, economists predict mortgage rates will start to climb. First-time homebuyers often save up for a new home, but so do repeat buyers. If you are selling your home in a less affluent city to relocate to San Francisco, you might also need to save up extra money for a down payment depending on the equity in your home.

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Unique Note Jottings

March 6, 2015

Alright folks, pull out your pen and paper. Wait! What’s paper?! Yes, we are deep into the days of iPads and tablets alike, but there is still something wonderfully nostalgic about writing things down every once in a while. This wall-mounted paper roll dispenser is the perfect way to get a daily dose of writing. It’s best suited for your kitchen or home office where little notes can quickly be jotted. Imagine this as a way to display your family’s weekly menu, a list of things to pick up at the store, your work to do list, or even as your children’s art work! You can get this particular one online here or create your own!