Vignette as a Verb in Real Estate
VI-GNETTE - vin'yet - noun 1: A BRIEF BUT WONDERFUL SCENE “In the world of interior design, a Vignette is a small, pleasing picture formed by grouping several objects — think of it as a pocket-size table arrangement that tells a story about you and your home.” In my world of Real Estate Brokerage and marketing a property for sale, I credit both the literal, and figurative meanings of this simple phrase as a secret to my success. In fact, I hereby officially change the word V
Get Ready to Decorate!
PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR 2016 Every year, smarter decorators then I await eagerly the announcement by Pantone of their "Color of the Year". With home decor palettes firmly based in neutral paint and upholstery selections, trend setters gleefully scope isles for toss pillows, art and other small decor items to keep their home on point and in trend. Last year even I found myself guilty of buying "Marsala" pillows to stage a home, but this year the Pantone announcement came w
Selling Over The Holidays
NO. I do not want to sell your house right now. Exploring the Seasonal Chicago Real Estate Market BURR Chicago, it’s getting COLD outside! Stores are bustling with shoppers, twinkling lights adorn Michigan Avenue, and I do believe I hear the faint crooning of Bing Crosby in the background. Then my phone rings....... and the person on the other end is inquiring about selling their home. Now. UGH. Some would argue that if I were a smart Realtor, I would smile, thank them an
Staging Like a Magazine Cover
SHOW OFF LIKE A BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS COVER Melons are my secret weapon! In 2012 I bit the bullet and gave myself the gift of a new kitchen. The hubby and I addressed most of the 1980‘s Miami-Vice style decor issues immediately when we bought our home save one major project: The Kitchen. It was the least offensive room in the house so we agreed we would “live with it” until the built in refrigerator died. Bad decision. That sucker took 12 more years to kick the bucket! I u