Author: DCL

Elements Chandelier

This jaw dropping chandelier (Elements) was created Corbett Lighting. The piece is designed as thoughtfully as a precious jewel and the perfect balance of whimsy and sophistication. I’m a mixed metal nut and the jacks-like playfulness of this piece really

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940 Regal Road, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Replace lattice with updated with more sophisticated version as shown below This fence is just around the corner on Hilldale. Lattice is perfect in scale as it is more open. Looking for inspiration in the same neighborhood is

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Color Tied

Mixing furnishings and accessories from different eras is essential for creating depth and character in a timeless design.                         Tying it all together using accent colors is simple and allows you to add and update in years to come.

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Does Curb Appeal Really Matter?

The short answer is yes. Most sellers have a limited budget for sprucing their curb appeal prior to listing their home are usually ill-equipped to make those important design decisions. Making the right choices will result in the home appealing

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2265 Alva Ave, El Cerrito, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Landscape Dress side garden and parking strip with a layer of new mulch (not bark) after weed removal and trimming. Replant a mature shrub (or add new) to screen “dark hole” under porch . I have not seen

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55 The Crescent, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Landscape Remove existing plantings. Flank front door with traditional boxwood topiaries (OSH $149.99). Lemon Bottlebrush (OSH $24.99) between the windows and on each end of the main house façade. Lemon Bottlebrush (OSH $24.99) between boxwood topiaries (OSH $149.99)

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Lane Court, Oakland, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Landscape Dress beds with ½ yard of new mulch to match existing. It looks like Black Chip Mulch or Forest Floor but they can confirm by looking up a prior order. Fill in river pea gravel ¼ yard

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Color Scheming

I love auctions but there also great online resources for on-of-a-kind pieces. Everything featured here is from One Kings Lane or 1st Dibs… two of my favorite virtual stores.   Think in terms of blending two colors being mindful of

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Sutro Baths

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Will we have to overpay?

Will we have to overpay? You will have to pay more than anyone else is willing to pay at that moment in time. When in a multiple bidding situation, your Realtor won’t know the purchase price associated with the other

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