Design Ideas

May 9, 2019

Springtime in Chicago

By Charese David

It’s that time of year to have some fun! Chicago is the place to be as the weather gets warmer. There’s a new vibrance as outdoor patios and backyards come alive with laughter and revelry. It’s the time of year when the city hosts festivals, garden walks, farmer’s ...

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Jan. 9, 2019

Refresh Your Home, Refresh Your Mind

Hamilton Home

 

Simple changes in home decor can make a big difference in the way a room feels. It can lift the mood, energize the body, and improve the overall feeling of well-being. Clearing a space can also help to focus the mind. And starting with small changes may lead to ...

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July 10, 2018

Urban Outdoor Design Inspiration

An outdoor area is one of the most important spaces in a home. With our shorter warm weather season, a lot of Chicago homeowners take full advantage of the outdoors. An inviting urban oasis for both relaxing and entertaining can feel like a retreat. This is also a key factor ...

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May 29, 2018

Successful Home Staging - Before and After Photos

Home Staging

By Charese David, Real Estate Broker

 

One of the things I love about working in real estate is that I get to use my eye for design on a routine basis. There are various ways that I am in touch with the latest home design trends. When I take my ...

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Feb. 8, 2018

2018 Home Design Trends

 

This year, think beyond staging your home like a showroom floor. There are many options to create personalized touches to freshen up any room. From new accessories, such as pillows or photo frames to new floors or bathroom tile, these options can fit a range of budgets. Here is ...

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Dec. 6, 2017

10 Home Design Ideas for the Holidays

holiday living room

Photo credit: Elle Decor

The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate with family and friends. Besides the delicious food and drink, it’s fun to create design touches throughout the home that sets the stage for holiday gatherings. Creating a warm and cozy atmosphere can be simple and add ...

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March 2, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips for Homeowners

 

spring cleaning

Photo Credit: Ask Anna

 

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home by decluttering and cleaning. With warmer weather already here in Chicago, you might want to make a plan before summer sneaks up on you. Once summer is here, there’s no staying in the ...

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June 28, 2016

Simple Steps to a Beautiful Urban Garden

The planting season is in full swing in Chicago! Flowers and plants add a relaxing retreat to any outdoor space. With all the amazing, neighborhood garden walks, there's plenty of inspiration. For curb appeal, consider the style of your home so the design will seamlessly move from the exterior ...

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May 25, 2016

12 Design Tips for Outdoor Parties

There's nothing like spending a warm, summer evening outside with friends, especially in Chicago where winter tends to be long. The city becomes even more alive in the summer!. Whether sipping a cocktail or cooling off with an ice-cold beer, here are tips to personalize your outdoor space with ...

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