Japandi is a fusion of two distinct styles: Japanese and Scandinavian. It’s a combination of the Nordic concept of Hygge (a feeling of warmth and well-being in a home) and the ancient Buddhist concept of wabi-sabi(the acceptance of imperfection). Modern Japanese (Zen) interior design is anchored in minimalist principles, clean lines, and natural materials. RoomsContinue reading “Style Focus: Japandi”
Frequently Asked Questions Q: What goes into preparing a property for sale? A: The art of preparing and showcasing a home for sale involves many steps and is usually referred to as home staging. The scope of staging goes far beyond what some people see as decorating: an experienced home stager will determine necessary repairs,Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Home for a Top $ Sale without any Upfront Costs “
Fall is the perfect time to draw inspiration from nature and bring in colorful, cozy vibes to your abode. From colors of leaves, shapes of harvest goods, texture of a cozy sweater, to the smell of cinnamon spice, these can be perfectly translated into some fun fall refresh additions. Our favorite fall inspired color paletteContinue reading “Fall Refresh Ideas”
This hidden gem in Harvard, MA features an amazing space and gardens that match their great cause. This fall, Abode to Adore will take part in the annual walk and ride event to raise awareness and support for the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and their mission to provide integrative cancer care. If you’d like toContinue reading “The Healing Garden”
What really is staging, and what it isn’t? I recently gave the presentation busting some stubborn myths about home staging and expectations around it. See the top 6 Home Staging Myths debunked.
Thank you to all our clients and neighbors who voted for Abode to Adore as the Neighborhood Favorite. The last year has been a strange one, with the pandemic and the intense housing market, to say the least. But the power of local community support combined with hard work always prevails!
When choosing accessories for staging, consider the three key ways how they can contribute to the appeal of the home: For one, they are a perfect way to inject color, pattern, texture or style. Two, they add function – like decorative baskets that hide homeowners clutter, or lamps that light up the space. Last, butContinue reading “Our Top 8 Favorite Home Staging Essentials”
6 Reasons Why You Should Stage in a Seller’s Market Even in a hot real estate market, home staging is essential. Here’s why!
The dining room is one of the 4 most important areas to stage – and one of our favorites, since there are so may possibilities. First to consider are the house style, color scheme and size, as well as the target buyers’ lifestyle. It’s important to define the area – whether there is already aContinue reading “Tips and Ideas for Staging a Dining Room”
This recently renovated raised ranch in Billerica, MA gets ready for the market. See how we staged and styled this vacant property.
Clutter is anything in your home that is not useful to you and that you do not love. There are many reasons people accumulate clutter. Homeowners often don’t realize when their possessions have crept into this category. There is just-in-case clutter, nostalgia clutter, gift clutter, even guilt clutter. Whether it’s a box of old photos,Continue reading “How to Tackle Decluttering This Spring – to sell your house or regain your space”
First step in decluttering and organizing is to create storage solutions. We always recommend our clients decorative baskets and bins to put away their collections and everyday items. Here are some of our favorite picks. Abode to Adore, LLC does not receive any compensation for endorsement of the above featured products.
When preparing a house for a sale, one of the key three areas to focus on is the kitchen. This space is at the top of buyers’ priority list and is really worthwhile spending some extra time there to present it in the best light. Here are the top 5 tips for staging a kitchenContinue reading “Top 5 Tips for Staging a Kitchen”
We recently staged this beautiful contemporary house in Lexington, MA. It was under the agreement in 5 days for over the asking. Please take a tour.
Here are the top 8 things you should do to prepare your home for a fast and profitable sale.
Spring market is just around the corner! Make sure your house is ready by joining one of our online workshops. We will guide you how to prepare your property for the real estate market so it sells faster and for more money. Our topics will cover creating appeal for potential buyers, prioritizing improvements for best returnContinue reading “Staged To Sell Workshop”
The recent lifestyle adjustments have influenced some of the new trends on the horizon for 2021. Here’s what we think will dominate homes this year. Color People are craving comfort, warmth and serenity. This is reflected by the emerging color schemes dominated by the light and warm neutrals like beige, cream and sand, as wellContinue reading “2021 Style Forecast”
This year, PANTONE announced not one but two colors of the year: PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating yellow. They describe the combination as practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic: the union of strength and positivity. It’s the color story that encapsulates deeper feelings of thoughtfulness withContinue reading “These Colors Of The Year 2021 Are Great for Home Decor”
It’s time to infuse your abode with the holiday spirit! This is a good year to update your holiday decor and add some fresh cheer to your old pieces. Start with what you have to see what is missing, looks tired, or doesn’t go well with the rest. Our inspiration board can help you decideContinue reading “How to Update Your Holiday Decor This Season”
If you find yourself moving between the couch and kitchen counter while trying to work from home, it’s time to save your sanity and create a designated office area. The truth is, you only need 5 things and one morning to set up a home office that will ensure some much needed peace and increasedContinue reading “5 Things You Need to Create a Home Office”
Each year, HOPEsudbury brings the community together to raise funds which provide emergency financial support for local residents who have fallen on hard times. The 19th Annual Telethon & Auction will take place on November 7th from 3-9pm on Sudbury TV. It will showcase local talent and offer a wide range of local products andContinue reading “Join Us in Supporting Our Neighbors In Need”
Benjamin Moore has just announced their new color pallet trends for 2021 and they are a home stager’s dream. The featured colors range from neutrals like soft whites and grays to earthy browns and clay, and invoke the feeling of warmth and homeyness. They are crowned with Aegean Teal which is The Color of theContinue reading “Why Are Color Trends for 2021 Perfect for Staging Your Home”
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