The Art of Art Placement

Ever wonder what magic tricks interior designers have up their sleeves? There’s no secret. It’s just an understanding of what’s aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and why. And like so many things in life that work well, it’s all about balance. Considering where you place objets d’art – your favorite things – is key to [...]

Pantone’s Color of the Year: It’s a Blue 2020

It’s a color that has been immortalized in song (Blue oh, so lonesome for you…) and represents a low period personally (but fantastically inspired, artistically) of one of the most revered masters of all time—a time in which Picasso himself was admittedly, well, blue, over the death of a friend. But while blue has, in [...]

6 Decorative Ways a Concrete Driveway Can Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The spring and summer months are a great time to add more curb appeal to your Nevada County home, starting with the first thing people see when they approach your house — the driveway. If your existing asphalt or plain gray concrete driveway is failing to make a good first impression, consider upgrading the look [...]

Three Staging Touches That Up Your Chances of an Offer

It takes more than finding a Realtor® and posting a “For Sale” sign in the front yard for a successful home sale. Getting your house in order is the first step to a quick offer. The secret is to give potential buyers the opportunity to imagine their “stuff” and family living in the home. Plus, [...]

10 Home Decor Accessories Worth Buying for Fall and Beyond

Tweaking your decor each season can be a great way to keep your Nevada County home feeling current and satisfy your urge to nest, without blowing your budget on big-ticket items. The problem? Each year retailers roll out tons of new seasonally inspired decor that begs to be brought home — and loading up on [...]

How to Personalize Your Outdoor Space

As the temperatures rise and the days get longer, it’s time to create an outdoor space that’s a welcoming extension of your home. The inside of your home is a reflection of your style, and your outdoor space should be no different. Struggling with how to bring your design taste outdoors in a way that’s [...]

Container Gardening Upgrades For a Fresh Spring

If you’re a gardener like many Nevada County residents, you most likely have some old pots and containers in your garden shed or even your garage. And you probably didn’t get rid of them because you figured you might have a use for them eventually. While prepping for this spring, instead of buying replacements pots [...]

Five Ways to Incorporate Blue Into Your Outdoor Space

Blue is a color that conveys wisdom and trust while also being categorized as a cool color on the color wheel. Homeowners can use blue to encourage a calm outdoor space while showing strength and wisdom. Consider these few well-placed blue items to give your outdoor space a new upgrade. 1. Add a Pop of [...]

The New Homeowner’s Guide to Hosting Holiday Guests

Are you a first time homeowner in Nevada County? Chances are you might host one of the many holiday festivities taking place this year! After all, everyone will want to see your new place, so you’ll want it to look its best for the holidays. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t worry! Follow this simple game plan [...]

How to Achieve Modern Minimalism

When we think of minimalist style, blank white interiors similar to hospital rooms are often what first come to mind. Everything from the furniture to the lighting fixtures are so sleek and clean you fear what will happen if you touch them. However, this style is evolving to incorporate color and evoke a calm, homey [...]

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