Gone are the days when you could simply call your real estate agent to list your home and have it be as simple as a tour with them to review how lights and the alarm system worked. As one client who is days away from completing a re-imagining of their home that included painting the entire first floor rooms, removing curtains, taking away nearly all of their furniture and bringing in a stager, shared, "I love it but you can't believe how much work it's been". For the unveiling of this home, sit tight until March 3rd.
So here's the skinny on listing your home in Greenwich: If you are trying to attract buyers who are young families and particularly young families living or influenced by sophisticated city life such as Manhattan, you need to have them open the door to your home and fall in love with it. And while many folks claim "I can see past the decorating", it's so much easier to catch them at "hello" when the front door is opened.
Creating a feeling often starts with the color palette. 2014 was all about the neutrals-- maybe not 50 grey variations but just about. What colors are going to be popular in home design in 2015?
Like many things, color trends in interior design tend to cycle. Our review of 2015 trends shows that the neutrals will still be a mainstay but color will make a return. And not just any color. Bold colors, including pinks and purples as seen in the new fabrics of China Seas and bedding of Matouk (carried at Lynnens in Greenwich) will be popular along with Mediterranean blues that are reminiscent of the church tops in Santorini. Miles Redd, (a longtime favorite of mine) is always one to watch, and is working in palettes of the 1960s colors. Alessandra Branca, believes that colors inspired by the Renaissance will return.
Are the whites, greys and off-whites gone? Not as long as Restoration Hardware, Johnathan Adler, Mitchell Gold and other major furnishing companies feature them in the their line.
Speaking of color shades, and specifically, Fifty Shades of Grey--the long anticipated movie is now playing at the Greenwich Bow Tie Cinema. On Valentine's Day, you can see it as early as 10:45 a.m. or catch the last show at 9:45 p.m.