Pinterest’s Top Home Trends for 2018

Every December Pinterest publishes the Pinterest 100, a list of emerging trends in categories like style, beauty and home decor. We honed in on the top trends in home décor, naturally, to give you a sneak peek at what’s going to be trending throughout 2018. What will you incorporate? Resort Style at Home According to Pinterest, saves for “spa bathrooms” were up a whopping 269% in 2017, and products with rattan and frayed edge pillows reminiscent of travel are inspiring home interiors. This tells us... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Easy Home Updates on a Budget

Updating your home can be daunting and expensive. We visited local Minneapolis talk show Twin Cities Live to show some of our favorite affordable home products to make your home look like a million dollars at amazingly affordable prices. Watch the clip and see below for links to the products we highlighted. Lights These bathroom vanity picks look expensive and on-trend, at incredible prices. Loredo 4-Light Vanity Light Polished Chrome Octave 3 Light Updating your hallway and dining room lights is a simple and impactful... view article »

Stylish Gifts for the Home

As spring approaches, gift-giving occasions are endless. Kicking off with Valentine’s Day and going until fall weddings, with engagements, showers, Mother’s Day and house warming parties in-between. We’ve rounded up some great giftable ideas that will not only delight, but look stylish in every home. 1. Celebration Wine Bowl, Mark & Graham Beautiful gift for Valentine’s Day, engagement, wedding or new home. Add class and elegance to their entertaining style with a monogrammed wine bowl. 2. Gallery Wall in a Box, Set of 6-15 Frames, Pottery Barn Whether they’ve wanted to... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Ask the Real Estate Experts

We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 and answered fan submitted questions on real estate. See below for the full clip and a summary of questions answered. Q: What’s the best thing to do inside your home before a showing? – Elizabeth Cleaning the house of all personal items (especially signs you have a pet). Set a comfortable temperature, turn on all lights and open the blinds. Q: Is the labor and expense of painting oak kitchen cabinets and the trim/doors throughout the... view article »

How To Host A Winning Super Bowl Party

If you’re living and breathing, you may have heard of this “big game” coming to Minneapolis in a few short weeks. If you aren’t springing for $5k plus tickets and are avoiding the masses, maybe this is the year to live it up by hosting a viewing party? We’ve gathered some football-centric ideas to make your party epic. Themed Drinks Let’s start with the drinks. Stoke the rivalry fire with themed team drinks. A simple idea is to use a vodka base, add a clear mixer... view article »

Home Resolutions for the New Year

While making your list of New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget getting your home in shape. Start the year off on the right foot by resolving to take care of your investment and keep your home at the value it deserves, not to mention keeping it safe, clean and organized. Make a few updates to retain value According to this Houselogic article, an out-of-shape house older than its years could lose 10% of its appraised value. If you need to make serious updates like a new roof, you... view article »

10 Tech Devices for a Smart Home

  The era of the Smart Home is upon us, and 2018 may be the year you make your home a smart connected home as prices drop and options abound. Whether you’re tiptoeing in with app controlled lighting or you’re a full-blown tech junkie looking for the next hot product, below are 10 devices to smarten your home. 1. Google Home  The hub of it all.  Get answers, play songs, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment and control your smart home with just your voice. Google Home works... view article »

Julie’s Picks for Affordable Home Decor Accents

Winter is the perfect time to nest and freshen up your home decor. We’ve rounded up some affordable and on-trend options to add updated flair to your space with minimum effort. This winter we suggest adding touches of blush, golds, and greens. Emerald is a color of the moment, and adding fresh greenery is always in style. Mountainside by Sadie Holden. $206.00, price changes on frame and size, 6 ft. Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. $106.55, Brass Wall Sconce. $59.00, Snow Capped Candle. $28-$42.00, Color-block Throw. $39.99,... view article »

On Twin Cities Live: Advice on Buying an Investment Property

If you’re looking for a way to diversify your portfolio and make your money work harder for you, considering an investment property can prove to be a great choice. We visited Twin Cities Live on KSTP Channel 5 to share our advice. A few highlights: Time of Year: Winter is a great time of the year to purchase as competition from other buyers is lower Sellers that have been on the market for a while are motivated to sell so they can avoid holding on to their property until Spring Also... view article »

Holiday Happenings in the Twin Cities

The holiday season is officially upon us. Crisp winter air, crackling fires and the scent of fresh pine.  Here are a few of the happenings around the Twin Cities in the next few months to indulge in the spirit of the most magical time of the year. Cheers! St Paul Farmer’s Market- Special Thanksgiving Market Wed, Nov 22nd Want the freshest of fresh for your Thanksgiving spread? Head to the St Paul’s Farmer’s Market from 10:00am-4:00pm and get the most delicious ingredients for a highly instagrammable... view article »