Friday, September 26, 2014

The Latest in Interior Design Materials!

Click on the link below to see the newest in design materials, compliments of Phoenix Home and Garden.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door

Barn doors are extremely popular right now, and I love them too!... But there are some drawbacks to consider.  Is a barn door right for your home? Well, let's find out.  Click on the link below to read.

Compliments of Stephen Francisco Gomez, an interior designer and Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Attention To Detail - Staging

When selling a house, it is all about paying attention to the details.  Of course, the obvious is to clean the house better than ever, and continue to clean and dust until it sells.  But, when staging, look for opportunities to create a good mood.  I had a client that had a little fire pit; he also took down a tree that was ugly and dying.  We chopped the tree down and split it into pieces and stacked them neatly next to the fireplace.  The buyer loved the ambiance and ended up putting in an offer and asked that the fire pit and wood stay.  We of course obliged considering the wood was free and the fire pit was about $40.  Can you believe it? $40 to make a sale of hundreds of thousands of dollars!  When you stage right, it makes all the difference.  Below is an example of how a bit of stacked wood can help define a space and create a mood.

Give me a call if you need any help 
Stephen Francisco Gomez
Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona
Real Living Property For You

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Trends I like!

Now these trends below I can definitely get on board with.  New metals are gonna be trending because the standard steel looks are getting tiresome for most.  Expect a blast of new finishes to invade the market!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

New Trend Alert, What do you Think?

So, I get updates from other designers about what is hot and this is a new trend.  I'm not sure that I am sold just quite yet on the marbleized look but keep your eyes out, you may start seeing it!  Btw, I like the table in the picture but it's the wall that I'm not sure about.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Trick Out Your Kitchen Backsplash for Storage and More!

Get creative with your backsplash!  It can make a world of difference and everyone loves a well planned backsplash!

Check out these ideas below:

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Master Bedroom & Master Bathroom Remodel

My most recent client needed to change a house to make it work better for her mother.  Below is the design that they decided on.  I absolutely love to see my clients so excited and happy with the results.  They never dreamed the room could look they way it does.  The best part is, that as a Realtor in Phoenix, Arizona, I know that the house will sell much easier for them down the road if it ever becomes an option.  Check out the new and improved spacious bedroom, walk-in closet and spacious bathroom with walk-in shower.

BEFORE (As-Built)

 AFTER (Floor Plan)

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Renderings of New Master Bedroom/Bathroom

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Is your space "Shabby" or "Shabby Chic"?

Make sure when your re-purposing or using items that are worn, weathered, antique or otherwise don't look new,  that your pairing it with items that keep your space feeling fresh and clean.  Without "Chic" complimenting your design, all your left with is "Shabby" and shabby doesn't sell.

Click the link below to see good examples

Monday, September 1, 2014

10 Secrets to a Neat Living Room

Keep the clutter at bay with ‘speed bumps,’ hidden storage and a little-stuff drawer.  

Click the link below to get the full scoop, it's a great article!