Whether a homeowner is selling now or wants to enjoy updates for a few years, smart on-trend solutions will add value and make a home more attractive to future buyers. The collage below features elements from several kitchens we decorated/remodeled along with a list of some of the latest trends in kitchen design for 2016 that we hope will help inspire you to get started planning your dream kitchen.
Kitchens decorated by PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating
Kitchens are fading into the backdrop as open layouts infuse more seamlessly into the living room or dining room. The result is a unified, multi-functional space that is perfect for a relaxed lifestyle as well as entertaining.
Metal Range Hoods
While stainless steel finishes continue to be popular in accents such as faucets, pendant lights and cabinet hardware, this trend takes it one step further by using metal range hoods as a focal point either over the stove or a central island. They also provide a beautiful contrast to surrounding materials.
This trend is about more than just adding workspace in the kitchen – its a perfect solution for more storage, charging stations for gadgets, prep sinks, as well as another casual dining area.
Soft, Muted Color Palettes
Although white motifs continue to dominate, designers are adding touches of soft, pastel color in tiles, shelving and other accents. Also using variations of gray, muted blue and green and tinted whites for walls and cabinets are new alternatives to standard white.
The more options for layering kitchen lighting the better. LED and low voltage light strips placed above, below and inside cabinets pair well with ceiling fixtures to provide more ways to set the right mood.
There’s no better time than the start of spring to introduce a fresh look to your space that you’ll love spending time in. The simplest way to do that is by adding rugs, lamps and unique one-of-a-kind items shown in the latest color trends – pastels, floral patterns and pops of bright hues. We hope our collection below will provide some inspiration for accentuating your home this season. Visit our “Florals & Pastels” Pinterest board for more ideas.
PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating has just received their second “Best of Houzz” Award for Customer Satisfaction. “We are thrilled to receive this honor as it reflects the opinion of our clients and colleagues in the home remodeling and design industry,” says Patti Stern, principal of the company. “Houzz has always been one of our most favorite sites for ideas, trends, and home decor products and one we share often with our clients to help them visualize their own style and preferences,” she adds.
“Anyone building, remodeling or decorating looks to Houzz for the most talented, competent and service-oriented professionals,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing for Houzz. “We’re delighted to join our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts in recognizing our “Best Of Houzz” professionals around the world.”
Please click here to visit our Houzz profile for photos of our latest projects, decorating inspiration and advice www.houzz.com.
Before ringing in the New Year, we’d like to reflect on our top decorating and home staging projects of 2015 by getting your vote.
Choose your favorite Model Home Decorating and Home Staging projects from the collages featured below then click HERE to email us your TOP PICKS along with any comments. As a thank you, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a $50 Wayfair gift card for your home decorating needs in the new year.
The Top PJ & Company Transformation of The Year will be announced on social media as soon as the results are in and we will contact the winner via email!
BEST MODEL HOME DECORATING
1. Luxury Model Town Home, Newtown, CT
Our design team used a coastal theme throughout this model which incorporates blue, white and coral hues along with rustic wood and metallic accents.
2. Luxury Model Town Home, Shelton, CT
This luxury waterfront Toll Brothers model features a relaxed, modern style decor with a beautiful combination of navy, cream and red that complements the warm grey wall color.
3. New Construction Colonial, Guilford, CT
A perfect example of how adding warmth with furnishings & accessories can make a home more saleable. The home went to contract in just four weeks after staging. Builder Credit: Beaudoin Inc. Builders and Framing Contractors
BEST HOME STAGING
1. Custom Built Contemporary
We achieved an updated look throughout this stunning home by removing dated wallpaper in the kitchen and powder room and repainting all the walls with a neutral color palette. This home sold within one month after receiving multiple offers.
2. Classic Colonial
This home needed updating and decluttering. To get it ready for sale, we created a
more modern decor by recommending fresh, neutral paint colors for all the walls. Our team then replaced outdated carpeting, added new light fixtures, and chose contemporary accents throughout.
3. Contemporary Colonial
To make the space feel more roomy and inviting to buyers, we freshened the rooms
with simple, neutral area rugs, added modern accessories in vibrant colors and
reworked furniture placement.
As PJ & Company Staging and Interior Decorating prepares to celebrate our 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY next month, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our wonderful clients, vendors, friends and family for supporting us over the years.
Wishing you and your families a happy, healthy Thanksgiving and a warm holiday season!
Pictured from left to right:
Pam Bingman (Marketing Associate), Patti Stern (Principal, Interior Decorator/
Accredited Home Stager), Katie Samuelson (Design Associate, ASID),
Connie Klanica (Accredited Home Stager)