5 Ways to Make Your House Feel Like A Home

As real estate agents, it’s one thing for us to find our clients the perfect house, but the real goal, is making them finally feel at home

Here are 5 tricks for making your house truly feel your own. Enjoy!
1. Buy Fresh Flowers

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Check out The Modern Collector for vintage vases such as this one!

There is no greater option for bringing life into your house, like a bouquet of fresh flowers. A local florists, like our favorite, Bloom in Cherry Creek North, will make a monthly arrangement, special to every time of the year and will guarantee to bring a pop of color to any room. Bloom’s Holiday Arrangement, is the cherry on top of bringing warmth, and Christmas spirit into this already beautiful house. We cant wait to see what they have in store for January and the rest of the year!flo

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2. Hire A Photographer

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One of our favorite ways of feeling at home, is seeing the faces of those we love in it. Family pictures aren’t just for Christmas cards anymore! Rather, hire a photographer like ours, Corey Anthony, who takes the time to understand your family dynamic and the things that are the most important to you, and then capture them in a photograph.

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This picture is one of our favorites, capturing the generation of hands in our family, and will surely be framed in our home for many years to come.

3. Invest In An Oriental Rug

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Like a good bottle of wine, an oriental rug only gets better with age. One way of bringing the “at home” feeling to a new house, is to lay down that oriental rug, that has been with you throughout the years, under your bed or coffee table. This timeless piece can be a momento from home to home, and will always be worth the initial investment.

4. Display A Statement Piece of Art

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Whether you are renting or owning your home, one way of having pride of ownership is having one piece of artwork you are proud of to display. Both Katie and I invested in one painting or photograph, which we will always display in our homes. Check out some of our favorite pieces from Z Gallerie!

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5. Incorporate A Family Heirloom

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Many people have that one special heirloom that their grandmother recently passed down to them. For Katie, it was this beautiful, antique, diamond broach. Rather than spending a pretty dime on another decorative pillow, we pinned the broach to a furry pillow. Every time someone compliments that artifact, its an opportunity for Katie to bring up our Grandmother, whom we love so much. Have an old frame that is meaningful to your or your family? Revamp the frame by painting it a new color, change out the picture, and put it back out on display.  _MG_6425

Check out The Modern Collector for vintage, collective, pieces!
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Visit Bloom in Denver at their Cherry Creek or Union Station location!
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Visit Corey Anthony Photography to book your family portraits!

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Redefining the Unfinished Basement

Some of you had the fortunate pleasure of seeing the beautiful crack den that Chase and I purchased in Platt Park. We bought with the intentions of either knocking it down, or doing a major remodel. But before we jumped through hoops to get construction loans, and archituecural plans, I took it upon myself to make the place “livable”.

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Halloween Gets a Sexy, New Twist!

Halloween, the holiday once recognized for silly plastic ghosts, creepy jack-o-lantern faces, and pop up front yard witches has received a sexy facelift! We love this holiday Screen Shot 2015-10-26 at 1.05.12 PMbecause its the one time each year, where you have full permission to transform the vibe of your home and even scare the pants off of your visitors.

But this year, we were looking to put a little twist on our decorating tradition. We decided to ditch the scandalous nurse costume and instead let our home speak to our slightly more sultry side. So in anticipation for trick-or -treaters or your own Halloween bash, here are a few ideas on how to transform your home.

Taking Design Collaborations To New Heights

We recently had the opportunity to catch up with Corinne Ekle, a fellow classmate of Katie’s at Cherry Creek High School about her success as the owner and principle designer of
c2Design, an interior design firm based in Denver. It was so exciting to hear about her experiences as a young entrepreneur working DSC00051in the Denver market and watching her dreams of working as a designer and business owner take flight!

Corinne shared a story about a recent opportunity she had to be a part of the Denver Life Magazine 2015 Designer Showhome, where she was selected to design the basement bedroom. Immediately, Corinne recognized that the basement bedrooms is one of the more looked over rooms in the whole home, so in order for it be recognized, she would have to think of an aesthetic slightly outside the box. After seeing what she put together, we asked her if we could PLEASE showcase this beautiful room and more so, if she would show our viewers how to recreate this idea!