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."  http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21167

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: 

http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/42271079utm_source=Houzz&utm_campaign=u997&utm_medium=email&utm_content=gallery21

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 | Category: 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:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/26/the-top-home-trends-of-2014-from-pinterest_n_6355644.html

Happy Pinning!

Posted on February 4, 2015 at 5:03 am
Caitlin Finley | Category: 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 | Category: 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 | Category: Design, Real Estate, Selling, Staging | Tagged , , , , ,