Pantone Announces Color of the Year: Marsala


Pantone (the authority on color), recently announced the official color of 2015 – marsala. Pantone describes marsala as: "Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness. This hearty, yet stylish tone is universally appealing and translates easily to fashion, beauty, industrial design, home furnishings and interiors."

If you want more information on the 'it' color of 2015 – and some ideas on how to use it in your home, Houzz has a great article to check out:

What do you think? A worthy winner? A color that you will plan to use in your home in 2015? 

Posted on February 9, 2015 at 3:16 pm
Caitlin Finley | Posted in Uncategorized |

Ladies: Get Ready to Start Pinning – Pinterest’s Top Home Trends of 2014 & Beyond


The Huffington Post recently compiled a list of the most popular Pinterest home trends of 2014 – along with predicting a few other decorating ideas, which might be all the rage on Pinterest in 2015. 

If you're a Pinterest fanatic – or want some fresh inspiration for decorating your home this year – this article is a must read:

Happy Pinning!

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:03 am
Caitlin Finley | Posted in Decorating, Design, Home, Seattle | Tagged , , ,

Ten Steps to a More Beautiful Bathroom


Whether you're preparing your home to sell, considering a remodel, or just want some ideas on how to freshen up your current bathroom – Houzz has a great article, with some simple, but effective ideas!
You can find the article here:

Posted on January 30, 2015 at 3:58 am
Caitlin Finley | Posted in Design, Real Estate, Selling, Staging | Tagged , , , ,

A Week in Design: Staging Project Completed for Dramatic Waterfront Miami Home


Freshly back from Miami, I had an amazing time getting to spend a week working on a design & staging project for Condé Nast. The team was tasked with styling & staging a striking modern waterfront property – our color palate for the rooms was to primarily focus on red, black & white colors, with some rich chocolate & taupe colors for other areas. I had a fantastic experience shopping throughout Miami, picking out beautiful sofas, rugs, chairs, vintage pieces & accessories – and had the pleasure of working with some awesome, fun, & very hard working people! I was able to snap some photos of our work in progress (unfortunately, a camera phone just doesn't do the project justice!) (And another example of why listing agents should always hire a professional photographer to take the listing photos, rather than do it themselves….)


Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm
Caitlin Finley | Posted in Design, Real Estate, Selling, Staging | Tagged , , , , ,