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Jan 242020

Secrets to Making a Home Guest-ready

7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR MONTECITO HOME INVITING Are you aware of the top must-dos when it comes to making a home guest-ready? Dinner parties, casual get-togethers, play dates, movie nights or even overnight guests call for attention to detail and re...

Jan 212020

How to Clear the Clutter in Your Montecito Home

USE MINDFUL TECHNIQUES TO TACKLE AND TIDY YOUR NEST No matter the time of year, now is the time to clear the clutter and create positive changes in our lives. Previously, I blogged about getting organized, with my post on tips from organizing gur...

Jan 72020

2020 Interior Design Trends

10 TIPS FROM THE PROS When it comes to 2020 interior design trends, Montecito homeowners should consider curves, natural materials, cane and built-in seating like you’ve never seen before. Here are 10 expert predictions from Dwell Magazine on the ...

Dec 172019

Time to Sell? Economists Are Saying “Yes”

ADD YOUR MONTECITO PROPERTY TO MY PORTFOLIO NOW Although many people will tell you that the ideal time to sell your home is in spring, that may not hold true in today’s real estate market. Sellers need to consider the general direction of their l...

Dec 112019

Sleep Deprivation: Causes, Cures and the Mesmerizing Magic of Montecito

A COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE AFFLICTION PLAGUING MANY OF US No matter where you live, sleep is the foundation of mental wellness, even for those who call Montecito home. According to experts, sleep is the regulator and mediator of your emotions. It i...

Nov 12019

Want a Master Suite Sanctuary?

4 DESIGN TIPS TO TRANSFORM YOUR MASSIVE MASTER         One of the things I love about many of the Montecito homes listed in my portfolio of fine homes for sale is their massive master suite. While this super-sized space is the perfect place...

Oct 222019

Downsizing for Seniors

MAKE YOUR MOVE AS STRESS-FREE AS POSSIBLE This post regarding downsizing for seniors was written by Guest Blogger Shirley Martin. Recently, Shirley decided to turn her love for perfectly organized closets, drawers and cabinets into a career by becom...

Oct 172019

The Wellness Lifestyle is Spurring a Wellness Real Estate Trend

CAN THE RIGHT HOME IN THE RIGHT PLACE HELP YOU LIVE A HEALTHIER LIFE? You’ve probably followed real estate trends and maybe follow a wellness lifestyle, but are you aware of today’s wellness real estate trend? Developers believe the multibillion...

Oct 12019

Turn Your Home into a Self Care Sanctuary

7 WAYS MONTECITO HOMEOWNERS CAN TAKE SELF CARE TO NEW HEIGHTS Stress happens. One way to help conquer it is by turning your Montecito home into a self-care sanctuary. Forget about wine and chocolate—it’s all about setting the stage, engaging all...

Sep 262019

Mantel Magic: It’s Easier Than You Think

5 DÉCOR TIPS FOR A FABULOUS FIREPLACE   Even here in sunny Santa Barbara, homeowners want to welcome the new fall season by sprucing up their homes with cozy, stylish décor vignettes. Bringing out the things you’ve collected over the years, d...

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