Create Drama in Your Living Space with Accent Paint

By Melissa Saliba | Burnsteads’ In-House Designer An inexpensive way to create drama and totally transform your living space is to use a bold accent color. You can pack tons of style into any room with just a splash of color. Here are a few tips to remember when adding a dark or bold color to a space: You can see from the images below that the darker colors work well when paired with neutral and light textiles and finishes. Adding too many bold and contrasting colors can make a space feel Read more [...]

Shadow Creek – Lot 8 – Redmond, WA Custom Home

Last phase release at the enchanting Shadow Creek in Redmond, WA! Lot 8 is a striking 2-story + daylight basement custom home tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac on a larger than ½ acre lot. Boasting 3,200 sq. ft. of contemporary living space, this home features open concept kitchen to family room, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and spacious master ensuite with sleek freestanding tub, walk-in shower and huge walk-in closet. The basement includes a rec room and additional bedroom & ¾ bath. Your dream Read more [...]

Modern Farmhouse: Latest Trend in Interior Design

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer Lately it seems architects and designers have been inspired by farmhouses and barns, bringing new life into them and creating unique homes. The results are featured everywhere, offering inspiration by way of design magazines, websites and TV programs. Good news for those of us whose current home doesn’t resemble a barn, its possible to create the look and feel of a “modern farmhouse” style. With an interesting light fixture, a salvaged wood piece of Read more [...]

Sammamish WA Family-Friendly Fun

A GREAT PLACE FOR FAMILY FUN WITH FURRY FRIENDS By Kathleen Pennington | Managing Broker - John. L. Scott/HWP Are you looking for some family-friendly fun on the Eastside this summer? A wonderful experience awaits you and your family! Bring your family to make new friends with these gentle and friendly furry animals! Sammamish Animal Sanctuary at Second Chance Ranch is home to over 30 farm animals that were previously in neglectful or abusive situations. Their lives are full of love and care Read more [...]

3 Design Tricks to Make Your Deck and Patio Stylish This Summer

By Melissa Saliba | In-House Designer Our amazing PNW summer is finally here! We only get a few months out of the year to use our outdoor living spaces, so we want to make sure they are inviting and functional. Here are some of my favorite ways to add character to deck and patio living spaces. Add wood and greenery. We live in the PNW so our backwards should be reflective of our natural environment and the best way to do that is make it blend in with wood and plants/ trees. I love this outdoor Read more [...]

Favorite Home Decorating Tips from Top Designers

By Leanne Mueller | In-House Designer I often study creative designers, most of which have very different styles and techniques. I thought I would pass on some of their decorating tricks to inspire you. It doesn’t matter what your individual style is, most well thought out details work to enhance any décor style. DESIGNER TIPS FROM SOME OF THE BEST  “Using the colors and pattern of a rug as the starting place for all the other accessories in a room—the lamps, pillows, mirrors.”—Barclay Read more [...]

Summer Hiking With Kids

By Kathleen Pennington | Managing Broker - John L. Scott/HWP Do you love getting out and enjoying the natural beauty of the Seattle area? Being outdoors is a wonderful experience for our children too. Hiking with young children can be a different sort of excursion, so it is important to be prepared for hiking with little ones. Below are some helpful tips to consider when hiking with the whole family. Let your children set the pace of the hike. What you think might be a quick and easy 30-minute Read more [...]

All-Natural Home Cleaners

As a new mom, it is important for me to keep harsh chemicals out of reach of my child and to keep the VOCs to a minimum. There are so many great ways to make your own cleaning products and they actually work! Here are a few I came across on Pinterest and tested in my own home.   Concentrated All-Purpose Cleaner Ingredients: 1 cup white vinegar ¼ cup washing soda, not baking soda 3 drops liquid castile soap 4 drops tea tree oil ¼ cup vodka 8 drops essential oil for scent (optional) Instructions: Microwave Read more [...]

Are Rabbits Having Lunch in Your Garden?

By Kathleen Pennington | Managing Broker - John L. Scott/HWP Are you bothered by uninvited guests having breakfast, lunch, and dinner in your garden? Me too! Within a few days of planting beautiful flowers in my garden, the rabbits ate all of the petals and my flowers are now nothing but bare stems. Like most people, I enjoy seeing these adorable furry rabbits hopping around my yard, but I am tired of feeding them. If I could negotiate with them, I would! I would be happy to put a small garden Read more [...]

Designing the Perfect Nursery for a Baby Boy or Baby Girl

There is nothing better than decorating for a little bundle of joy!  Nurseries are meant to be fun, inviting, and calming for the baby.  Caregivers and baby spend a lot of time in the nursery, so it is important that comfort, functionality, and atmosphere are kept in mind during the design process.    There are many cute patterns that are available, but it is important to pick a major focal point and work from there.  If too many patterns are blended, the room may feel chaotic and not calming.  Read more [...]