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Hot Trends 2020 Home Trends   With 2020 now in full swing, we’re seeing some clear shifts in how homes are being designed and decorated. Most notable for our area is the Modern Farmhouse trend with its juxtapositions of old & new, light & dark, and clean & rustic. Softer grey and lagom neutrals are here to stay, but are […]
Hot Trends Outdoor Living Trends for Summer 2018   The sun is back and summer is so close you can almost taste the s’mores being toasted around the fire pit…is this the year to spruce up your outdoor spaces? Fun new trends in alfresco design revolve around individuality of lifestyle and a desire to bring the inside out with rooms, furniture and lighting […]
Hot Trends Kickoff 2017 – Design Trends Panel At our recent Kick-off event for the Windermere offices on the Eastside, 3 design experts participated in a panel discussing the latest trends for the home here in the Pacific Northwest. Susan Marinello, of Susan Marinello Interiors, Brenda Gage from JayMarc Homes, and Sheri Olson, of Sheri Olson Architecture, dished on the freshest interior design […]
Exploring the Puget Sound Region Where to Drink Coffee in Seattle Right Now, Fall 2016 Originally posted on Windermere Premier Blog. Lucky Seattle. This city has tried-and-true coffee industry veterans, solid neighborhood cafes, and a growing crop of newcomers pushing the scene forward. Venerable roasters Vivace and Victrola helped build the Emerald City’s reputation as the specialty coffee center of the planet, and they’re bolstered by a fresh set of bean […]
Hot Trends Benjamin Moore Color Of The Year For 2017 In an interesting turn of events, Benjamin Moore moves from Simply White, color of the year for 2016, to Shadow 2117-30, a rich amethyst color, for 2017. Shadow is paired with a palette of 23 colors that embody Benjamin Moore’s take on 2017’s most influential hues.
Hot Trends On Trend In Luxury Living Being a Windermere Premier Director has its benefits.  I am able to provide you concierge level services with ease, through the tools provided by Premier Properties. It also affords me the ability to stay current on the trends in luxury living. And seeing the latest and greatest is one of the most fun parts of […]
Hot Trends White Hot Interior Trend for 2016! Let me share something that’s a bit surprising: 4 major paint companies – Behr, Glidden, Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams – all tapped a shade of white to be their “it” color for 2016.  In a time where we’re experiencing chaotic events globally, the calming, clean slate of white does soothe the senses. Achromatic white is […]
Hot Trends Should I Wait to Move Up? While only you can decide when it’s the right time to purchase a new home for your family, there are some compelling reasons to consider a move now rather than later…  Did you know that sellers moving up to a more expensive home actually fare better when prices are low?  As you can see in […]
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Hot Trends Gardner Report Shows Positive Growth in the Puget Sound Mr. Gardner is a land use economist and principal with Gardner Economics and is considered to be one of the foremost real estate analysts in the Pacific Northwest.  In his third quarter report for 2012, he continues to see positive growth in the economy and real estate in Western Washington, but the rate of growth […]
Hot Trends Need a Few Gift Ideas? I am just starting my gift shopping and wanted to share a few great gift ideas for those people on our list who are tough to shop for… Unusual gifts – How about whiskey rocks (shown on left) that will keep your drink chilled but not watered down?   I found and they have lots […]
Hot Trends Feng Shui Tips for the Kitchen With the weather changing and the upcoming holidays, many of us are enjoying more time in one of the most important rooms of the house, the kitchen.  It's the hub for not only food preparation and dining, but socializing as well.  In Feng Shui the kitchen relates to your health and wealth; based on the […]
Hot Trends New Color Trends for Fall 2012 Fall: what a perfect excuse for change around your home and in your wardrobe!  This autumn, fashion designers are combining versatile mocha, grey and gold neutrals with a boost of spirited hues.  Where the muted rust of autumns past blended quietly with the natural scenery, this year's palette sets out to rival it with vivid […]
Hot Trends Seattle Economy Ranked #3 in US   The Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue area economy was recently ranked third strongest in the US for long-term growth and resiliency! Independent research firm Policom Corp. analyzed data from 1992-2010 and based its rankings consistent growth in both size and quality of 23 different economic factors. Olympia also made the list at #11 with the Tri-Cities close behind […]
Hot Trends May Reports Show Home Prices Up New listings in the month of May lowered absorption rates slightly in Seattle, the Eastside and King County while pending sales remained strong. Mercer Island saw a decent decline in pending sales…likely due, in part, to the lack of inventory for sale in key price ranges. Median sales prices are up in most areas and […]
Hot Trends Pending Sales Soar in Greater Seattle The absorption rate based on pending home sales continues to be off the charts with listing inventory very low and sales activity brisk. Overall, prices have continued to slip slightly in all areas except Seattle Metro–which actually saw prices rise. Of note however, is the fact that distressed properties have sold for significantly less than […]
Hot Trends Spring Feng Shui Tips Spring is in the air and it’s the perfect time to refresh your surroundings and life with new energy.  Whether it’s starting a remodeling project, gardening or painting your walls new color, the active “yang” energy of the season can support you to take action!   Enhance the path to your home.  Welcome spring with […]
Hot Trends Spring Color Trends for 2012 Last weekend’s burst of sunshine was a nice reminder that spring is just around the corner. Is it time to refresh your home and wardrobe? Pantone’s Spring Fashion Color Report is out and top fashion designers are turning to bright, juicy colors this spring with everything from golden yellow and tangerine orange to muted teal, […]