Category: Design

Category: Design

4 Tips For Decluttering Your Home

November 26, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

If you’re busy like me, it is all you can do to get home on time, make dinner, open the mail and do the laundry. On top of that, there are so many other home-related tasks we need to do,… Read more

Why Your Dining Room Chairs Are Important

November 5, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

According to Hunter Douglas, your dining room chairs are the reason that guests linger over dinner. Why? Because they add to the experience, balancing style and function. Think about it – if your guests are comfortable and enjoy the environment,… Read more

Helping Sellers Maximize Their Profit Potential

September 13, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Here’s a great article by Cyndi Sadowsky Berardi on how to maximize your home’s profit potential using professional staging techniques: Top 5 Ways to Boost Sales Appeal 1.  Curb Appeal – Seasonal color, well maintained lawn & landscaping & a… Read more

Design Tips from Pugerudes & Hunter Douglas

September 7, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

In Pugerudes and Hunter Douglas’ September “Fresh Ideas for Your Home” newsletter, they give some great tips on home decor and interior design. Click on the links below for more info.: “Less is more”:  Clear out a few pieces for… Read more

Summer is a great time to boost curb appeal

June 12, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

“This Old House” offers 12 great tips on boosting your home’s curb appeal this summer. Here are just a few tips to get you started. For more, visit This Old House online. Clean your windows inside and out to let… Read more

DIY Home Decorating Projects: Reinvent Your Stuff

May 30, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

I love the ideas in this week’s Sunset magazine email newsletter about reinventing your stuff. In this article, you’ll find 21 do-it-yourself decorating projects to help you repurpose stuff you already own. Here are just a few of the fun… Read more

Add Style & Value to Your Home with 10 Easy Upgrades

February 17, 2012  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

I love these tips from American Home Shield:  10 Easy Upgrades to Add Style & Value to Your Home! Update hardware on cabinets and drawers –> Think Home Depot, Lowe’s or even Target Replace towels and rugs in the bathroom(s)… Read more

Marti’s Home Care Tip #6: 16 ways to make creative use of space

December 28, 2011  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

For a variety of reasons, many of us are downsizing our homes, whether we have become empty nesters or are just looking for a smaller or more affordable space. But how do you make the most of a smaller home?… Read more

Marti’s Home Care Tip #4: How to Choose Paint For Interior Walls

October 23, 2011  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

Getting ready to repaint your favorite room? Here’s a hint when choosing new paint colors for your walls. Try using poster board for your sample paints instead of painting directly on the walls. This is helpful for a couple reasons…. Read more

Top 10 Design Trends in Northwest Homes

September 8, 2011  /  Design  /  Marti Reeder

In the September 2011 issue of Seattle magazine, the Northwest Home section offers the Top 10 Design Trends of the last decade. I just had to share this fun list! 1.  Open Floor Plan – Get rid of those walls… Read more

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Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker