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Kitchen Design Is Getting Mixed Up

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Get two-toned in the kitchen. There’s no need to get too match-y, if you want to be on trend. Kitchen cabinets are popping up in more than one shade to add an eye-catching...
August 1, 2016

Soften Up Your Home’s Interior Color Choices

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Move over gray. Pastels and whites are softening up the color palette of more homes in 2016. On-trend colors of pastels are entering more household décor, like in accessories from decorative bowls and...
July 25, 2016

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Large Artwork

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Large artwork Stager: Tori Toth, Stylish...

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Greenery

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Fake tree or plant Stager: Michelle...

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Rugs

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Rugs Stager: Patti Stern, PJ &...

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray...

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Transitional, traditional, and contemporary styles remain the most popular in kitchen design but two new kitchen styles are popping up: industrial and farmhouse, according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National...
May 2, 2016

What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

Are brass finishes back in or out? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, as well as which...

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that...
March 28, 2016

3 Surprising Paint Colors Home Owners Hate

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Home owners say they like color in their homes but they definitely have some hesitations in using it to decorate their spaces, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens of...
February 29, 2016