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DeLena Ciamacco is a well-known, respected Top Producing Realtor in Central Ohio. Her myriad of accomplishments, recognition, and professional credentials as they relate to Real Estate, make her a perfect individual to provide insight to the masses on all aspects of Real Estate sales. Her creativity and honest approach to marketing Real Estate has enabled her to succeed in her career. DeLena’s philosophy is “An educated and well prepared Buyer or Seller is a smart Buyer or Seller”. Her desire is to inform the public, by pulling from her 20+ years of Real Estate sales & Marketing, what is necessary to get to a successful closing in these challenging times.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best Home Design Resources

One thing that all new home owners look forward to upon closing is the chance to make the property their own. Owning a home gives the buyer the option to customize their living space through paint, furniture, and special decorating features, something that renting often can’t or won’t allow. Of course, once you’re in the house, the question becomes what exactly to do? A lot of people know what they would like to achieve in their home décor and layout, but have no idea where to begin. Here, we’ve listed some wonderful websites that can help get those creative juices flowing, along with a couple suggestions on where to find furniture and pieces to set off the whole design. 

A new site we love and that every home owner should know about is Stationed out of Palo Alto, California, this site allows top notch interior designers, architects, and home builders to upload pictures of their work for all to see. By signing up (which is completely free) they allow you to create “idea books” where you can save your favorite images for easy reference. The site is easy to search as well, allowing you to look by individual room or even by decorating style (modern, classic, eclectic, there’s a lot to choose from.) Even better, if you see something you absolutely love, you can connect with the actual builder or designer and work out business deals for upgrading your own home. Even if you just have a love of great interior design, this site just can’t be passed up; with over 600,000 photos available, there really is something there for everyone.

Leading the interior design industry is of course HGTV, and their online component The site also allows you to view designer portfolios for great ideas, as well as a host of articles with handy tips on decorating and anything else you could think of regarding home beauty. is always on the up and up on trendy colors and decorating fads and makes a great companion to their cable network. The site even allows you to break your search down even further and look for ideas on wall and window treatments, furniture, and artwork. They don’t have as many photos as Houzz, but for the sheer number of great tips on interior design alone, is worth a look.

One of our personal favorite stores when it comes to picking up great decorating items (and not breaking the bank) is Target. Already well known for having tons of cute and trendy home décor pieces, Target really hit the jackpot this fall with the unveiling of their “The Shops at Target” brand, which includes Patch NYC and The Curiosity Shoppe; both very affordable and very trendy décor lines. The lines include anything from pillows and throw rugs, to kitchen utensils and dinner wear with lots of style to spare. If you have a little bit more money in your budget for decorating, or if you’ve got an appreciation for different cultures and countries, World Market is another great store to check out. This bazaar themed store takes pride in scouring the globe for beautiful home pieces that represent far off places like Africa, Spain, India, the Caribbean, China and Thailand. Items range from major furniture pieces, to small, affordable decorative touches. 

 If you’re more of an online shopper, there are plenty of places to look for one-of-a-kind furniture and more. Our newest find is, a company originally intended to be a social media site similar to Facebook or Twitter that developed into a global market place for emerging designers and brands. This handy website and mobile app allows you to search for items, purchase, or just share with your friends online. Most of the products represented veer towards the hip and trendy 20’s-30’s demographic, but once again this is really a site with something for everyone. Even if you’re not looking for home décor pieces, they also showcase a number of fashion and jewelry items as well.

Whatever your style or vision, know that there are hundreds of resources at your fingertips to help you achieve your perfect home. We wish you all the luck in the world!

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