Friday, 14 July 2017

A Transitional Home in California


Image via Thomas Towne Reavy

As a design blogger I am exposed to many styles and without a doubt I am drawn to interiors with a more transitional look. Today's house tour has some Spanish influence and organic touches, described by its interior designers as 'transitional' in style.

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Decorating a Holiday Rental - Part One, Living Room


This holiday rental was designed by Vanessa Wood Interiors 

The past few weeks I have been focusing on rental properties with advice on curb appeal, home staging and photography tips for advertising, (links at the end of this post). Today I want to discuss decorating and furnishing a holiday rental, focusing on the living room. I will cover colour palettes, furnishing and decorative tips and my "go to" sofa that won't cost you an arm and a leg, believe me you can still have a gorgeous looking room even on a tight budget.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Photographing a Holiday Rental


Above - A holiday rental beautifully styled and photographed for a client by Vanessa Wood Interiors

My blog is very much about beautiful images and the beach homes featured, often have me dreaming of summer holidays by the sea. Why then, do many holiday rentals use boring and uninviting photos, it's no wonder when you check their availability they have few bookings. It doesn't take much to have a holiday home look utterly irresistible when it is beautifully decorated and photographed correctly.

Monday, 19 June 2017

A Nantucket Beach House


I haven't posted a house tour for a couple of weeks, so I thought you would enjoy touring this gorgeous Nantucket beach house.

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Home Staging a Rental Property

The perfect living room - Image via 

Last week I posted tips to attract the right tenants to your rental property, focusing on it's exterior and curb appeal. However, before you can lead them up the garden path, so to speak, how do you get them physically out to your property in the first place, especially if you are advertising on line.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Curb Appeal - First Impressions

Image via 

They say, "first impressions count", and this couldn't be closer to the truth when it comes to the curb appeal of a home, I don't just mean the home you pour your heart and soul into, it is just as important for a rental or house you want to sell, to have a great first impression.