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Shades of Gray

Today gray is trending in all its many hues. Every catalogue and design website shows you homes with various shades of gray partnered with dark blue, coral, aqua and even yellow. Why gray? It’s a perfect neutral and pairs beautifully with lots of other colors and can go from a cool tone to a warm […]

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End of Summer ~ Into Fall: Home project and color/de-cluttering Inspiration

I can’t believe it!  Summer is almost over and and soon school will be starting, athletic events and all the tailgate parties and events that spell Fall.  Are you thinking ahead to projects around the home  that you might be considering?   I have some ideas about how to start. If you’re just thinking of making […]

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Tips to remodeling you kitchen

Karen Van Nort operates out of Leelanau County, serving as your next home remodel’s project consultant. Use these tips to make your next remodel successful.

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Choosing Paint Colors

Choosing a paint color can be daunting and I’ve talked to friends who have stories about how they picked the perfect color but when it got on the wall they realized they chose the wrong color.   So, that’s why I’m telling you that when you are choosing a paint, get a quart or one […]

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Color Trend: Aqua

Aqua in all it’s various intensities is a great color for decorating that works with all kinds of other colors to give a bright fresh look to a home.

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Staging tips to sell your home | Part 2

When selling your home or property, attracting full price offers is always top priority, and a properly staged home can be your number one asset in drawing as many offers as possible. Here are staging tips to help you prepare your home for the market. Re-purpose Rooms Do you have a designated junk room? Re-purpose […]

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Remodel | Bathrooms on a Budget

Have a less than desirable or dated bathroom? Don’t feel like you can’t give your bathroom a facelift if you’re on a budget. New fixtures and tiles are where most of the cost in a remodel lies. Work with what you have. Is your current bathroom retro? Look at some new color schemes that would give […]

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Color trends in 2015 for your home

Top color pick for 2015 home interiors: Mediterranean blue, paired with grey, yellow, or pink accents | House Beautiful Coral Reef | Color forecast of the year from Sherwin Williams Most popular color combinations for your living room: For homes that may be going on the market for sale in the future, we recommend going […]

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10 secrets to staging your house

Updating + organizing your home | Ready to sell Some of you may be thinking about updating and organizing your home to get it ready to sell. I’d like to offer up 10 secrets to staging your house! Staging works!! 10 secrets to staging your house 1. Neutral colors for walls – Bright colors are […]

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Design Trends | Inspiration from Beach Glass

Looking at new home design trends Beach glass blue and navy blue: both these colors go with lots of other colors! Think beach glass blue and white throughout the room, paired with apple green, red, orange, or even shades of lavender. Great combinations that can add a fresh updated look to a bedroom, bathroom or […]

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