Thursday, April 12, 2018

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Better Homes & Garden
To thrive in place or to go elsewhere seems to be the talk of the town for Baby Boomers. As the market continues to restore itself from the fall in 2007, it’s not selling that seems to be the problem, but finding a home that meets all your needs. On March 29, Mike Collins discussed the rise of Charlotte’s market.Collins and guests focused on the inventory available in the surrounding areas, and the price tag that comes attached.

What's next?

As you decide what you want to do with your home, although selling may seem appealing, trying to find the home that meets all your needs as you transition into each stage in life, can be difficult to find. What we find now, are most homeowners are wanting to remain in their homes because of the desire for the neighborhood and the low price point once retirement takes precedence.

How can we help?

It’s not only listening to what you want, but determining how to incorporate changes that promote independence, active living, and sophistication. Creating functional rooms that allows ease as you transition through each life stage.


Option 1: Is it feasible to make your current home work for you?

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Option 2: What changes can be made to your existing home that offers both support and independence?

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Option 3: Are we remodeling an entire floor that offers the freedom of choice and space design?

The choice is yours!

We're here to tell you that you don’t have to uproot your life, you can make what you currently own accessible, allowing you to remain independent in your daily life.

Transitioning? Let us help you get started!

Colorfully yours,

Thursday, April 5, 2018

First impressions: Dehli, Jaipur & Agra (Part 1)

Day one began in Delhi.

Liv, Karin, and I made an appointment at the spa, not something you would imagine beginning an adventure with but something I would highly recommend! A good head and neck massage is the cure-all for jet lag.

The very first thing I noticed, is that men seem to do all of the work in India. They are everywhere and doing everything from massaging and hairstyling to waiting tables and housekeeping. It's interesting to see what we are accustom to in the states, although the act is the same, be carried out differently elsewhere.

After our morning of being pampered by men, we went to the Kahn market.

The Kahn Market, to my surprise, is one of the most expensive commercial real estate locations in Delhi due to it's proximity to the embassies. The market houses a wide variety of shops, some we recognized, and sold anything from jewelry to fabric to food.

Our last stop was a lovely shop called Good Earth which contained three levels of pure desire; a chic boutique, a home goods store, and a posh little restaurant.

Aren't these cushions beautiful? Many of the pieces you find in India are personally crafted by hand. These cushions in particular are hand painted on linen.

The restaurant at Good Earth was lovely. My eyes would not stop moving. I was distracted by the wallpaper selections, the color of the ceiling, and the saree's worn by those nearby. There's truly nothing like it. 

Stay tuned for more first impressions as Liv, Karin and I travel to Jaipur and Agra. There's so much more to share as we continued our journey and learned more about the textiles of India.

Until then,