Tips, Trends & Living

Community Our Favorite Local Pumpkin Patches Grab your boots, pack a thermos…it’s time to choose those perfect Halloween pumpkins! This year, why not explore a new town and make your pumpkin patch experience a true adventure? All of these farms are open every weekend in October, and most are open on weekdays too. Some even welcome your furry family members. Check […]
Tips, Trends & Living Protect Your Investment: 5 Fall Maintenance To-Do’s Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While he was talking about fire safety, I think it applies equally well to home maintenance. One weekend of prevention this fall can save you many headaches (and a lot of money) down the road. Here are a few ideas to […]
Tips, Trends & Living The Four Phases of Remodeling As with anything in life, a remodeling project can come with its ups and downs. Certain phases seem to go a mile a minute, while others feel like they’ve lasted a lifetime and a half, all while it looks as though nothing is being completed. Fear not—this is pretty typical. And, while every project is […]
Tips, Trends & Living 2021 Home Trends Ready for a fresh start in 2021? With home still the place to be, refreshing your indoor and outdoor living spaces can make a big difference in your everyday life. The stresses and challenges of 2020 have influenced the trends of 2021 with a turn toward comfort, nostalgia and independent spaces to work and play… […]
Tips, Trends & Living Payback times for energy-efficient home upgrades   Thinking of going green? Today’s technology offers a whole host of ways to boost your home’s efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and lower your energy bills. Some upgrades can pay for themselves in a relatively short amount of time, while others with large price tags might take decades to start paying back. The good […]
Tips, Trends & Living 2020 Home Trends   With 2020 now in full swing, we’re seeing some clear shifts in how homes are being designed and decorated. Most notable for our area is the Modern Farmhouse trend with its juxtapositions of old & new, light & dark, and clean & rustic. Softer grey and lagom neutrals are here to stay, but are […]
Tips, Trends & Living Remodeling Cost vs. Value Did you know some remodeling projects can nearly pay for themselves when it’s time to sell? Remodeling Magazine evaluates which projects bring the most recoup at resale in different markets around the country in their “Cost vs. Value” report. While returns have dipped nationwide due to growing costs and consumer anxiety, Seattle still sees a […]
Tips, Trends & Living New Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) Rate for 2020   Now that Washington State Senate Bill 5998 has been signed into law, our local real estate excise tax—the tax paid when you sell a property—will be getting a facelift in 2020. The flat rate of the past will make way for a new tiered system which gives owners a tax cut on the first […]
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Tips, Trends & Living Should I Move or Remodel? There are a number of things that can trigger the decision to remodel or move to a new home. Perhaps you have outgrown your current space, you might be tired of struggling with ancient plumbing or wiring systems, or maybe your home just feels out of date. The question is: should you stay or should […]
Tips, Trends & Living Protect Your Investment: 5 Fall Maintenance To-Do’s Benjamin Franklin once wrote, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” While he was talking about fire safety, I think it applies equally well to home maintenance. One weekend of prevention this fall can save you many headaches (and a lot of money) down the road. Here are a few ideas to […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison: Fall 2017 Issue The Fall issue of Seattle Maison is GORGEOUS! I am really in love with the content. The lead article is right up my ally – it’s all about coffee, specifically pumpkin spice lattes. Can you believe they are already here? Learn all about adding maple trees to your home’s landscaping in Maple Staple. Six different […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison Magazine: May/June 2017 The latest issue of Seattle Maison magazine is ready for you! The May/June 2017 issue is full of fantastic content. The Cinco de Mayo party article, Green Goodness article about avocados, and Mysterious Margarita article, will provide easy-to-implement ideas for parties all summer long. Imagine having friends and family over for a fiesta themed party – […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison Magazine: Spring 2017 Issue! I know I say this just about every time a new Seattle Maison debuts, but I think the Spring 2016 issue just may be the BEST version yet! I love, LOVE the fresh topics, and this issue features a spotlight on my favorite stomping grounds around Mercer Island! Bold colors, geometric patterns, splashes of jewel tones […]
Seattle Maison January/February 2017 Issue of Seattle Maison: renew, refresh, and rejuvenate! The January/February 2017 issue of Seattle Maison is all about renew, refresh, and rejuvenate! There are some fabulous images that demonstrate all the fun, beautiful ways you can work the Pantone color of the year, Greenery, into your home décor. On page are perfect pairing with Greenery, everything from a monotone look to a retro […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison Magazine: The Holiday Happenings Issue The Holiday Happenings issue of Seattle Maison is quite special! I think this is my favorite issue of 2016. Articles cover interesting holiday topics like The PNB’s The NutCracker by the numbers (guess how much snow is used in the Act 1 snow scene!), how to care for your pets during the hustle and bustle of […]
Seattle Maison September/October 2016 Seattle Maison Magazine The September/October issue of Seattle Maison magazine is so full of great content.!! The Autumn-inspired articles are plentiful this issue. Discover uniquely beautiful ways to store your bike during the rainier months so you can still enjoy it.  Or plan a day trip to see the Fall foliage in all its glory while getting some exercise. And you […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison: July-August 2016 Issue The latest issue of Seattle Maision magazine is ready for you! Inside the July/August issue are several summer-inspired articles. Farm Life covers the inspirational work of Aurda Mulkern. In her Female Farmer Project, Mulkern chronicles, through writing and photography, the rise of women working in agriculture around the world. By The Book lays out 11 ways to make your bookshelves more stylish. Pets […]
Seattle Maison Seattle Maison : May-June 2016 Issue This issue of  Seattle Maison is bursting with amazing content. This issue's Seattle area spotlight is the fast growing neighborhood of West Seattle! Get the scoop on all the fun and funky places that call West Seattle home. And for you fans of Modern home decor, the lead article is all about the different ways to tweak your […]
Seattle Maison March Issue of Seattle Maison – So Much Good Stuff! I put together a bi-monthly magazine, Seattle Maison, full of great Seattle area content. This month's issue covers eco-friendly living, tips for housing hunting, King County housing market statistics, a spotlight on the Lauralhurst neighborhood, and more! I'm so pleased with how this magazine turns out each issue and love sharing it. If you'd like […]