The new year is a great time to think about trends that have run their course and ideas for new trends to incorporate into our designs. It’s a fun opportunity to purge and refresh. Donna Mondi, of Donna Mondi Interior Design in Chicago, is sharing her top five 2018 design resolutions and what to expect in the new year. Continue reading
The American Dream has been commonly recognized as home or property ownership. In a world where information is readily available with a swipe of a finger, married with the memory of the brutal housing market crash in late 2008, you may have some conflicting thoughts. There’s so much information out there. Oy! It’s enough to make one’s head spin. How are you to know if the next property of interest is the biggest bang for your buck? Continue reading
Over the holidays, I visited my brother who recently purchased his first home. He told me about his experience of being a first-time buyer: the excitement, the stress, the frustration, and to his surprise, all the unexpected expenses involved in buying and occupying a new property. Continue reading
Picture this. You’re sprawled out on the couch and realize you forgot to buy for someone this year. Conveniently, you’ve also just contracted “the sniffles”. Right now, you really need Tylenol Sinus, a “Happy Holidays” card, and a thoughtfully curated gift package. And quickly. Continue reading
Hungry? Lost? Follow this food. Continue reading
One of the most important aspects of your home search is learning what you can live with and what you can live without. At the start of your search, you may not know the difference between the two. Here are some tips to help you create your “must-have” vs. “nice-to-have” lists. ‘Tis the season for list making anyways. Continue reading
No humbug here—just a slight aversion to freezing temperatures. We compiled a nice list of things to do at home or out that will keep you toasty and brimming with cheer.