Here are some of the products I’ve incorporated in my recent design projects. In some cases, I saved my clients a considerable amount, while in others, we decided it was well worth to splurge! Can you guess which products are steals and which are more high end? Which option do you prefer? Shop this High-LowContinue reading “Splurge or Save”
There is so much to look forward to in 2022! Here are the emerging trends, styles that are continuing to go strong, and others that are on their way out. Emerging: Green Color will have a major presence. It naturally lends itself to the trend of bringing the outside in to introduce tranquility into ourContinue reading “2022 Style Forecast”
While general view is that both home staging and interior design simply involve decorating, they are actually completely different. Their purpose, process and outcome are almost the opposites.
Besides their obvious function, shelves are a great way to elevate your space and add some visual interest. It may be daunting looking at an empty built in, or perhaps a messy bookcase, but you can style it like a pro by following these 5 steps: Consider scale of the shelf to the objects you’llContinue reading “How to Style a Shelf”
Here’s how to make your Thanksgiving table festive and stylish: 1. Pick a centerpiece – best to go with grouping of several curated items. Candles, seasonal flowers and decorative gourds are an easy go-to decor. 2. Add layers – whether it’s a more formal affair, or a casual family dinner, add some combination of tablecloth,Continue reading “How to Create a Fall Tablescape”
Here’s how to get the Global Fusion bedroom look with some of the products I’ve used to create my room for the Talented Designers Challenge.
Here’s how this accent wall came together: I’ve used my go-to neutral Gray Mist by Benjamin Moore and painted the geo motif inspired by the bed frame in Gentle Gray. I’ve added the base strip to anchor the room at bed level in almost velvety shade In The Midnight Hour. I’ve used Scotch Painters TapeContinue reading “Creating The Accent Wall”
Finally I can reveal the room I’ve designed for the Talented Designer Challenge using South Shore furniture and accessories. I was inspired by the shape of the headboard and carried the geometric pattern throughout the room. I also love the leather handle detail on the dresser which influenced my style direction. The result is theContinue reading “Talented Designer Challenge Room Reveal!”
Abode to Adore has been selected as one of the four US interior designers to take part the Talented Designers Challenge. The designers are asked to create a room decor using South Shore furniture and accessories. The designs will be showcased on social media where public can vote for their favorite room and the winningContinue reading “The Battle of the Designers – It’s On!”
Benjamin Moore recently announced their color trends for 2022. The overall palette is calming and inspired by botanical hues, bringing in several shades of green. One of them is October Mist, named as the Color of the Year 2022. This color palette is fantastic for staging since it can create an inviting, soothing mood thatContinue reading “Perfect Hues for Your 2022 Home ReFresh”
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”
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