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Page 12 April 9, 2015 TORRANCE TRIBUNE Support our Advertising Realtors They are ready and qualified to help with all your Real Estate needs. Six Design Trends to Heighten Your Home’s Style Roger Hart 310-781-2000 BRE# 00625505 2420 W. Carson St. #120 Torrance, CA 90501 The house had grown quiet and still The children all gone with lives to fill Oh the years they’ve been grand And that ole house, held you in good stand But now it’s just the two of you at hand I know, been there myself A big ole house and way too many book shelves Truth be told, we didn’t feel old, Thought now’s the time for a new chapter to unfold So I got rebelling, to Less (hubby) I was telling.. Hey it’s time we consider selling Let’s downsize to beach scene, or cottage look Let’s trade that big dining room in for a his & her breakfast nook It’s a passion of mine today Helping folks downsize because I’ve been through it. I know the way I’m Kay Grundhaus Realtor, A Senior’s Downsizing Mentor. 2014 Top Producer! LOCATED IN THE TUSD BEAUTIFUL TORRANCE VILLA List price: $1,199,000 4246 Newton Street SHOWN BY APPT. ONLY This Mediterranean styled villa is located in the highly desirable area of Hollywood Riviera in South Torrance. This luxurious home is for discerning buyers who can appreciate stand out curb appeal as well as top notch interior design. You will not find a nicer home in the South Bay at this price point. Why settle for a 40-50 year old home with an outdated exterior and interior to match along with old electrical, old plumbing, and old windows? This gem has recently had major remodeling done with new everything! Listed at: $699,000 2362 West 233rd Street Recently remodeled 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,860 SF home located in the desired Torrance Unified School District. Beautiful bricked gated private entry with lots of room for potted plants and scenery. New carpet, fully remodeled kitchen that opens to the living room, new paint and new flooring throughout the home. Has a permitted enclosed patio structure that adds approximately 400 SF to the home in addition to the 1,860 SF. Large brick fireplace in living room, and a BBQ in the patio area. Kay Grundhaus DRE #01344591 310.890.6407 kay@homesbykay.com (BPT) - Say goodbye to lackluster interiors as renowned interior designer and DIY television personality, Taniya Nayak, has forecasted the top trends for 2015 that will be sure to enhance and revive any home. Deep, rich hues Be bold with shadowy and opulent tones; there are many ways to infuse a rich color scheme into your space. “Don’t be intimidated by dark hues,” says Nayak. “Incorporate shades from the same color family throughout a room with a coordinating accent wall, rug and decorative pieces - such as pillows and blankets. This creates a bold, yet harmonizing visual.” “The concept of a ‘pop’ of color is blown up in 2015,” adds Nayak. “We’re seeing deep, rich hues adorning walls, lavishly upholstered furniture pieces, window treatments and area rugs. This year, we like to say ‘go bold or go home.’” When painting with deep colors, imperfections are more visible than with lighter shades. To ensure your painting project is flawless, use FrogTape brand painter’s tape to achieve sharp paint lines. The tape is treated with patented PaintBlock Technology, which prevents paint bleed, leaving you with an impressive, crisp edge. Gallery walls Create a room that’s uniquely yours by making a gallery wall with items of your choice. Display an array of mirrors, framed family photos, sketches or even postcards - the key is to be creative and be yourself! “2015 is all about you,” Nayak explains. “Hanging a variety of frames or objects in a well thought-out cluster on the wall provides the perfect place to showcase pieces that are important and meaningful. When people walk into your home, they’ll know exactly what you love.” Bold patterns in neutral colors Although neutrals provide a calm palette, it’s possible to infuse bold statements into these rooms, as well, with the use of patterns. Revitalize your room with a geometric rug in an earth tone, and also add window treatments with a daring floral design in a complementary, yet understated, color. When mixing prints, pair structured, linear patterns with organic ones for a look that’s polished, and not too “matchy.” “This is a beautiful way to add drama and what appears to be ‘texture’ to a space,” adds Nayak. 60s mod The retro panache of mid-century modern decor will perk up rooms with its soft, sculptural lines, woven upholstery and bright accessories in geometric shapes. Search for vintage furniture pieces like rounded chairs and button-cushion couches with short, tapered legs to add a sense of authenticity. “We are going retro mod - way back to the 60s where design was about curvy forms, vibrant colors and eccentric patterns,” Nayak says. “Be prepared to leave your design fears at the door and go full throttle with the bright and loud elements found in the mod movement. “ Organic elements This year, mount antlers above your mantel; or create centerpieces with shells, metallic leaves or branches for a rustic vibe. With these earthy components juxtaposed against woodsy furniture and ivory tones, you’ll create an impressive, outdoorsy aesthetic. “It’s easy to bring nature and organic structures into your home,” Nayak assures. “Leave linear styles out of the equation. Instead, think of free flowing shapes, colors found in nature and the peaceful serenity associated with the outdoors. The goal is to evoke the same emotional responses throughout your home.” Copper “Each year we see a particular metal rise to the top of every designer’s list; and this year, it’s all about copper,” Nayak says. Copper is a captivating metallic that adds a modern edge to even the simplest scheme. Small pieces make a big statement, so subtly pepper in copper pieces to your decor, like light fixtures, planters or table settings. Display copper cookware in your kitchen - it’s a great way to add a touch of glamour without being gaudy. •


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