Author: Melissa Tracey

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 […]

What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

What’s In, What’s Out for 2016? Share Your Insights!

Is brass out or in? Is granite fading in popularity to quartz? We want to hear from you! Tell us about some of the latest trends you are noticing in home design for 2016, and which ones appear to be fading fast. Share your input on this blog or e-mail Realtor Magazine writer Melissa Dittmann Tracey at […]

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

10 Trends Driving the Next Decade of Home Design

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine Over the next 10 years, expect functionality, accessibility, and sustainability to be major themes guiding the look of homes. That could include everything from embracing healthier building materials and furnishings to homes that are designed to be more resilient to bad weather. More than 500 residential architects offered their […]

3 Surprising Paint Colors Home Owners Hate

By Melissa Dittmann Tracey, REALTOR® Magazine  Home owners say they like color in their homes but they definitely have some hesitations in using it to decorate their spaces, according to a new survey by Better Homes and Gardens of nearly 400 home owners. The survey found a general consensus that these three colors, in particular, […]