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Landlords – Tips to Get an Apartment Rented

Landlords learn the importance when showing an apartment through it’s design, appearance and amenities  are extremely important factors needed to attract a good tenant or tenants.

  • Emotions,  Yes Emotions.. Get your apartment rented through DESIGN.

Kitchen & Bathrooms are the most important rooms a landlord shows to a prospective tenant.  The picture of the red kitchen below is probably and little extreme for most rental properties but my point is that both the kitchen and bathroom should be up to date and clean.  A landlord should, if possible accomplish what is call the WOW factor.  Wouldn’t you think that when a landlord was to show prospective tenants the kitchen pictured below the first response from them would be WOW! .. said with their eyes wide open.  Yes, now you have connected with their emotions.   Again, this is a unique picture but remember that an up to date and clean kitchen can also accomplish the WOW factor.  A landlord can also dress it up with some highlights such as a small flower arrangement in the right place or places.

Modern kitchen

When a landlord offers an apartment for rent that is furnished a landlord should always make sure the furniture is not shabby or outdated.  This is a great opportunity for an apartment to be staged. Done properly with the right design, furniture and accents throughout it could then get the WOW factor from prospective tenants. iStock_000012720001XSmall


  • Screening Process is Important!  Consider a three step screening process,
    1. First Contact
    2. Rental Application
    3. Credit & Background Check


I love finding gorgeous photography of architecture. Today’s feature is the brownstone in art. Image above is Autumn Brownstones taken in Boston, Massachusettes by ryser915.

Love the color in this one. Brownstones by baharyuksel.

iheartny  by angellkyst

Bed-Stuy in the Snow by celebdu. The artist’s neighborhood in Brooklyn. All of these artists can be found at Deviant Art.

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Red, White and Blue Decor

In honor of Memorial Day I’ve chosen some red, white and blue themed room designs for inspiration. This modern decor living room in the color scheme is fun and inviting. Found at Interior Design Daily.

Coastal Living feature this awe-inspiring red, white and blue themed kitchen with country flair.

This cool red and white bedroom. So sweet. From 8rd.

Pottery Barn living room features red leather chairs and white sofa with blue and white throws and pillows. Blue and white chain rug. Great patriotic elements.

Cozy and comfy, a red, white and blue patriotic themed study. Love the plaid chair and pillow. Found at Your Decorating Hotline.

And don’t forget….

Annin American flags! Annin is the world’s largest and oldest (over 160 years) flag company in the world and what’s more…they’re made in the USA! They come in all sizes. Check your local stores and ask if they carry Annin flags! A lot do. I simply refuse to buy a flag that’s made in China.

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Sage Decor

Relaxing, inviting, calming, soothing, peaceful…these are just few of the words that come to mind when I consider the color of sage in decor. Pure is another term. Adding this always stylish color to your walls, furniture, or accessories will enhance any apartment space. It is a color good for both large and small rooms. And, as you can see above, other colors compliment easily with it. Image from Decor8 Blog.

Sage Green Bed and Bath from The Lennoxx.

Lansdowne Sage Painted Oak kitchen from Impressions Kitchen Design Shaker collection.

Sage Flower print duvet cover and shams found at This Next.

Image: The County Clerk
Sage Matelasse Quilt found at Linens N More.  $129.00

Depression glass plate from Mary Lynn’s Cyber Antiques.

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Inside Celebrity Homes…and closets!

Curiosity abounds when seeking out celebrity finds, and what more informative and inspiring way to get to know the inner life of someone than a peak into their closet?  But with this article for Elle Decor, we’ve found some wonderful ideas for an apartment closet (if you’re lucky enough to have one…and a walk-in no less!) of any size. Also, I’ve know women to convert an extra room into a closet…so think outside the box…or the closet in this case.

Above is the closet of  interior designer Nate Berkus with vintage touches to go with his 1940s renovated Chicago apartment.  Photo: Pieter Estersohn

Nanette Lapore’s fashionably glam closet in her Manhattan townhouse is more like a room one could live in than a closet. With crystal chandelier and a plush ottoman, I bet this fashion designer has a hard time leaving. Rug: ABC Carpet & Home.

Creative director of J.Crew, Jenna Lyons has created a shoe closet to die for. She converted a bedroom of her Brooklyn, New York home into a footware heaven. Photo; Rebecca Greenfield

A soft blue and white palette graces this romantic dressing room of Estee Lauder’s creative director Aerin Lauder Zinterhofer.  Bagues chandelier. Circa 1970 desk by Gabriella Crespi.  Photo: Simon Upton.

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Fish Motif Design

Add a unique theme to your decor…for some reason I’m inspired by fish motif designs this week…If you love fish and the inspiration they provide consider some of the following designs for your apartment.

…like this Blue Lagoon bathroom design by artist David Miller found at
Theme Bath.com.

Nomad Rugs Fish Runner Oriental Rug for $1250.

White fish vase found at This Next.

Fish and Water Replica Tiffany Lamp on bronze base. $406
at Caesar Studios.

Painting: The Flying Fish 1 by J. Vincent Scarpace at I Paint Fish.com.

“Waterdance” dinnerware from Mottahedeh. Can be found at Arttiques.com.

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