What If…..Sunday

SPRING FEVER -TIME TO BUY A NEW CAR OR A NEW HOUSE

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My husband pretty much is the same no matter what the season.  He is always the optimist, the life of the party, the glue that holds friends and family together.  Spring time is not that much different…EXCEPT for cars and houses.  His eternal search for the next chapter in our lives kicks into higher gear (another pun intended).

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When Is A House Not A Home…

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As Soon As It Goes To Market

The minute you consider placing your home on the market is when it needs to become a house again.  It was just a house when you purchased or built it.  It was a business transaction, and a very important one in your life.  After the purchase is when this mere piece of architecture became your home, filled to the brim with your memories and your personalities.  When you decide to pass this house onto someone else, you must look at it as a business transaction, a very large one that you want to be successful.  You are not selling your memories.  They get to go with you.  Continue reading

Take Another Look

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The number one comment we hear during and after a project from so many of our clients is, “I would have never thought of that!”  We are so very thankful that you depend on us to “think like that”  but we can’t take all the credit.

 The best designers, the ones that can walk in a room or look at a photo, and immediately know what to do…are the ones with a built-in sixth sense.  It’s in our genes.  Perhaps an extra chromosome or some strange combo of DNA.  When you’ve got this, it is both a blessing and a curse.  We are obsessed with details and know these details make the difference in every project.

Capturing them all on our own is not always good.  It’s like watching someone else’s vacation photos….if you were not there they are not as mind-boggling!  We know we need help to channel this energy or we’d never be able to sleep at night.

Enter the Professional Photographer

They see things in a different light.

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Photo by Damsel in Dior

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Peas in a Pod

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Kristen and I are part of a tremendous team that we have the opportunity to work with on a regular basis.  Our teams, both in Venice, Fl and  in Louisville, KY consist of progressive realtors, innovative trades people and quality resources.  Recently, we participated in a round table discussion on how our team works together to provide our clients a complete service when they are considering the sale or purchase of a home.   Grab your favorite beverage, turn up the sound on your device and tune in.  We are very happy to be a part of such wonderful teams!

 

Podcast with Eric Seltz

http://ericjseltz.com/

Lenihan Sotheby’s International Realty

Louisville, KY

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Here are some quick before and after photos of a project we collaborated  on.  What a pleasure our client is to work with.  She lovingly updated her parents home, top to bottom, to make it her own and ready for the next generation.

Kitchen Before

What a fantastic room full of memories!

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Kitchen After 

Ready to make new memories!

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These guys are pretty happy with the renovation!

Thanks to them and their Mom for asking us to be part of such an meaningful project.

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Making Progress

We’ve recommended and used Progress Lighting for many years.  Progress offers a wide spectrum of selections.  Basic utility fixtures to innovative design options are all available from numerous local and online sources.  Progress is a company with a history backing up the service their representatives provide.  The rep our firm uses is a part of the team we depend on when implementing  projects.  His knowledge and experience in lighting is vast.

Recently we stumbled, we don’t always have time to keep up with all the resources websites like we should, into a section of the Progress Lighting’s website that offers various style boards.  We prepare style boards when for our digital design clients as part of the online service we offer.  This is a great way to use a designer “virtually” and keep design fees reasonable.  (link to our services in our website info is available below).  Let’s take a look at the style boards Progress has and how they have defined decor themes.  We’ve also added some photos to enjoy.  There is a decor for everyone!

Coastal 

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Stephen Alexander Homes

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Urban 

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Rustic 

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Luxury

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Interested in Learning More About How Digital Design Works using LBD?

http://www.laurelbledsoedesign.com/digital-design

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