Author: DCL

Sarah Style

Toronto based interior designer Sarah Richardson is best known for her HGTV design shows; Sarah’s House, Real Potential, Sarah 101, Sarah’s Cottage, and Design Inc. I pre-ordered her latest book, Sarah Style, over the summer and finally received my copy

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1335 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

I love the look and welcome of a red front door but selecting the perfect shade it tricky. Try three swatches and take a day and night to decide on the perfect shade. Extend the height of windows by installing

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2224 California St, Berkeley, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Entry Enhancement Remove screen door and store under house should buyer wish to reinstall. Replace door mat with long runner to create an arrival area: www.ballarddesigns.com Chevron Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Runner 2’7″-8’2″ Gray with Sand $49.00 Add three hanging

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Into Inverted

One of my favorite ways to add non-fussy luxury to any room is by using furnishings and window treatments with inverted pleating like this panel from Restoration Hardware. Inverted pleated skirts provide for a clean tailored look pictured here from

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4268 Coolidge Ave, Oakland, CA

Pre-Sale Recommendations Entry Enhancement Remove screen door and store under house should buyer wish to reinstall. Replace door mat with long runner to create an arrival area: www.ballarddesigns.com Chevron Stripe Indoor/Outdoor Runner 2’7″-8’2″ Gray with Sand $49.00 Add three hanging

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Goin’ Gingham

Resourcefulness often leads to creativity (for better or worse) when facing time and budget constraints. Treat every design challenge as an opportunity. So often a “great deal” on natural stone tile results in a delivery of mismatched disappointment. Consider a

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Buyin’ Blues

Ask Derik Are you exhausted and deflated by house hunting? Perhaps you were outbid on your perfect home and now don’t have the energy to keep looking. Congratulations, you are in great company and at an important crossroad. Next to

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335 Clifton St, Oakland, CA

Thoughts for maintaining and adding value to this classic Rockridge bungalow. Addition/Renovation Step back for second story additions for a subtle “always been there” look. Use a vintage color scheme to highlight architecturally interesting elements. Contractor – Big Red Construction,

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Oh Henry!

Every home has quirks and selling those quirks can be tricky business… welcome to Henry Street! When I first set foot on this property I knew it had potential (yes, all property has potential) but it was buried in years

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How To Hire Your Realtor®

So many sellers and buyers lack confidence about interviewing and hiring real estate professionals. The best way to start the process is to make your “what, when, and where” list and stick to it. There are plenty of great agents

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