Do You Know How to Choose the Right Rug Size?

I think choosing the right rug size for a room is tricky. Rugs are a huge investment and so we often choose the smaller one to save a dollar or five hundred dollars!

I like Emily Henderson’s advice on choosing the right rug. Check it out HERE!Screenshot 2014-03-28 16.39.00

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DIY with Natalme

I have been friends with Natalie Wright for a very long time and it seems she has always had a creative mind. When we were in high school she was already a great photographer and she had a super cool sense of style. In college we were roommates and she wallpapered our apartment with Christmas wrapping paper and strung lights as a border making it all the rage for the holidays.

Her blog never ceases to amaze me. Here are just a few of her awesome ideas:

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Price Reduction!

This gorgeous 2-story house has been reduced to $649,000. Don’t miss out on this fantastic neighborhood. Houses rarely come on the market!

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Gorgeous 2-Story Home for Sale

Gorgeous 2-story home in exclusive New Haven community! It’s located in a quiet cul-de-sac with an updated gourmet kitchen and state of the art stainless steel appliances. There is granite throughout the home, wood floors, tons of natural light, plantation shutters and an open floor plan. Newer carpet, roof, and paint. The house is positioned close to the private New Haven swimming pool, tennis court and grassy common area. It has 5 bedrooms (4 upstairs), 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms and a formal dining room. It’s 4593 square feet and listed at $699,000.

Stop by and check it out tomorrow for the OPEN HOUSE!

Saturday March 15 from 11-2:00 pm. 6227 S. Haven Moor Circle (1685 E.), Murray, Utah.

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Photos by Obeo

Kitchen Remodels- Before / After

One of the best places to spend money when renovating your house is in the kitchen. Here are some before and after photos to get you thinking of what you’d like to do at your house.

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Add Aubergine

I’m loving this post from Refinery 29 featuring 30 great rooms in NYC. One of the trends they picked up on is adding aubergine to a room. What is aubergine you ask?

Think Eggplant!

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“Purple can be a scary color, but it adds a rich (almost royal) dimension to any room. We love how Hervé Pierre mixes an aubergine couch, rug, and, um, Shakespeare for flair.”

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Design Sponge

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The Art of the Photo Collage

Creating a photo collage can be a great way to showcase a lot of artwork or family photos in an interesting way. There are however some rules that I think should be followed so that the collage actually looks good instead of a jumbled mess of frames. There are different approaches to take in creating your wall collage. Here are a few examples.

Symmetrical Collage                 Random Collage                    Chaotic Collage
Symmetrical Collage is a safe one (tough to hang them all completely correct however!) and when you use the same frames it looks really clean and fresh. I think The Random Collage adds a lot more interest. What makes this one work is that all the pictures share a similar theme in that they are all portraits. Using a common theme throughout helps create cohesiveness to your collage. Then we go with what I have titled the Chaos Collage, proceed with caution! I think that this type of collage is so tough to pull off. Rarely does it look artistic and interesting, mostly messy and chaotic.

Here are a few simple rules that can help you create whatever kind of collage suits you best.

1. Contain your collage to a large square or rectangle.
2.  Use an invisible line somewhere in the collage to align some of the artwork. The line can be on the top, bottom, or in the middle of the collage. It can also be the border that keeps everything in invisible square or rectangle.

These simple rules help you create a unique collage that is still easy on the eyes!

House for Sale

This is a fabulous property, the best Emigration Canyon has to offer. It’s just minutes up the canyon and is on a private wooded lot that backs the stream. Lots of privacy. Several decks, hand painted tiled bathrooms, craftsman cabinets, vaulted ceilings and daylight basement. It even has a sauna/steam room to warm up in after a day of skiing or biking. This house has 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 3 fireplaces. It has 3923 square feet and is listed at $799,900. Check out this charming house, you’ll want to move right in!

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Living room

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Dining room

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Main floor family room

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Master bedroom

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Master bathroom

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Basement walk-out family room

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Basement bathroom with sauna

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View from canyon road

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Backyard

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If you have any questions about real estate or this property, email me at andrea.summerhays@gmail.com.

Photos by Pictureline

House for Sale

This is a gorgeous townhouse up in Suncrest. It has great views with a fenced backyard. The backyard is really private since it backs on a hill. This home is full of upgrades – granite, stainless steel appliances, fireplace and much more. It has 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 2084 square feet and is listed at $207,000. Check it out!

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If you have real estate questions or would like to see this home, email me at andrea.summerhays@gmail.com

Photos by CirclePix

Threshold

Every magazine I open these days has a large advertisement for Target’s new line Threshold. The photos are charming, stylish and full of great furniture and accessories.

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I decided to look up all the goods on Target’s website. These are some of the many treasures I saw that would be a good addition to our home.

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I would love to hear if any of you have purchased any of the new Threshold line at Target. Happy shopping!