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5 Upgrades to Make Any Home a Luxury Home

Relax in Your Luxury Home with a Few Updates
Posted by Laura Quinn on January 07, 2017 in  Design  Home Decor  Lifestyle  Luxury  Technology
What makes a home a luxury home? If you ask those of us in the Real Estate industry, we can give you price ranges, size requirements, upgrades, ages, locations, and the many other characteristics that make up a luxury home. The catch? Just don’t expect us to agree on any of it. Like beauty, luxury seems to be in the eye of the beholder. In fact, when defining luxury, most of us just seem to know it when we see it. Or do we? The luxury home is transforming. No longer ostentatious or opulent, the new ... read more
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Last Minute Decorating and Hosting Tips for the Holiday Season!

Host a Fabulous Party in a Short Amount of Time
Posted by Laura Quinn on December 22, 2016 in  Dayton Is Home  Design  Events  Food  Home Decor  Lifestyle  Party
I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far!  As the big day draws closer and closer, I thought I would share with you some quick last minute tips on how to make your house look festive for the holidays (without breaking the bank), and hosting tips for a quick and easy impromptu get together with friends. I recently just hosted my friends annual Secret Santa Holiday Party.  Although my house is on the smaller side, it’s great to fill it with friends around the holidays to give ... read more
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GAMES FOR A WINTER'S NIGHT IN

Board Games and Cozy Rooms for when it's too Cold to Go Outside
Posted by Laura Quinn on December 07, 2016 in  Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor  Design  Home Decor  Lifestyle
               Winter is upon us now, and being outside does not seem particularly appealing unless there is snow to play in! So what are we do with these cold nights in? Maybe make some warm and comforting hot cocoa and sit in front of the fireplace with friends/family? That sounds perfect to me, especially if they look like any of these fireplaces shown above! Now, get into that game box we all know that you have, and have some fun! I will even sha... read more
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Are You the Scary House on the Block – 7 Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Spruce Up your Home with these Tips
Posted by Laura Quinn on October 31, 2016 in  Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtor  Dayton  Design  Home Decor  Lifestyle  Real Estate
Every year throughout the month of October, I work relentlessly to transform my home into the spookiest spot on the block. I string rubber bats to the porch, cover my front door in spider webs, and strategically hide fake rats around in hope that my friends or family might jump and scream just a little because it’s dark or they weren’t paying enough attention (or they had that 3rd glass of wine). I’ll admit that I’m one of those people who are just a little too into Halloween. Hone... read more
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Home Pubs: What to Have on your Shelf this Fall

Fall Beers and these Home Pubs go Hand-in-Hand
Posted by Laura Quinn on October 17, 2016 in  Design  Home Decor  Lifestyle
1065 Windmill Every year around this time, pumpkin flavors and fall spices take over our grocery stores, and pose us with the question, “Which seasonal beer this time?” There is an overwhelming amount of pumpkin flavored beers, and believe you me, I love me some pumpkin, but there are some that are too “pumpkin” and not enough “beer.” So which ones should you move off the store shelf, to your shelf? We are pairing our favorite fall drinks with our favorite home pubs in ... read more
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