Author: Melissa Tracey

A Trendy Solution for Home Interiors: The Barn Door

A Trendy Solution for Home Interiors: The Barn Door

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Sliding barn doors can add a modern twist to an interior space. Malte Strauss, broker and owner of Trust International Real Estate LLC in Deltona, Fla., says the barn door trend has caught on in central Florida. “They are great for locations where a swinging door would infringe on […]

Kitchen Design Is Getting Mixed Up

Kitchen Design Is Getting Mixed Up

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Get two-toned in the kitchen. There’s no need to get too match-y, if you want to be on trend. Kitchen cabinets are popping up in more than one shade to add an eye-catching contrast. Indeed, 42 percent of remodelers surveyed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association say they […]

Today’s Go-To Interior Color Choices: Pastels and Whites

Today’s Go-To Interior Color Choices: Pastels and Whites

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR(R) Magazine Move over gray. Pastels and whites are softening up the color palette of more homes in 2016. On-trend colors of pastels are entering more household décor, like in accessories from decorative bowls and vases to florals and throw pillows. The major paint companies all agree: Lighter colors and whites […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Large Artwork

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Large Artwork

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Large artwork Stager: Tori Toth, Stylish Stagers Inc., New York City Why I love it: “A large piece of artwork not only […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Large Artwork

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Large Artwork

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Large artwork Stager: Tori Toth, Stylish Stagers Inc., New York City Why I love it: “A large piece of artwork not only […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Greenery

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Greenery

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Fake tree or plant Stager: Michelle Boyle, owner of California Chic Staging Co., Roseville, Calif. Why I love it: “So many people […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Rugs

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Rugs

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.) Go-to prop: Rugs Stager: Patti Stern, PJ & Company, Irvington, NY Why I love it: “One of my favorite accessories is rugs — in […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray Group Design, San Clemente, Calif.       Why I love them: “Mirrors are my favorite […]

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

My Favorite Staging Accessory: Mirrors

Styled Staged & Sold will be featuring staging professionals’ favorite staging accessories and props over the next few weeks. (Do you have a favorite? Submit your favorite for consideration to mtracey@realtors.org.)   Go-to prop: Mirrors Stager: Natalie Gray, Gray Group Design, San Clemente, Calif.       Why I love them: “Mirrors are my favorite […]

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2016

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Transitional, traditional, and contemporary styles remain the most popular in kitchen design but two new kitchen styles are popping up: industrial and farmhouse, according to the 2016 Design Trends Survey from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Neutral colors remain the dominate color scheme, with whites/off-whites, grays and beiges/bones […]