how-get-boutique-hotel-styleThe great thing about staying in a hotel is that you don’t have to clean up after yourself. Is there anything better than coming back from a day of sightseeing to find your room spotless and welcoming? Yes, there is something better — and that is the white fluffy robe that you get to drape around yourself as you watch TV. And then there’s the room service; hello, cheeseburger on demand! So we’ve got the robe, the room service, and the fact that someone else makes your bed. Oh, and fancy ice buckets . . . On second thought, there are a million great things about staying in a chic hotel!

So when you’re not on vacation, staying in a trendy boutique hotel with luxury and relaxation at your fingertips, why not re-create the feeling at home? With a few simple decor choices, you can give your space a boutique hotel vibe. Just keep in mind, you can’t conjure up room service or cleaning maids through the power of decorating; sorry.

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baker_meadows-exterior_dusk_1235-rev5-11x8ALLAMUCHY, NJ – The Meadows at Panther Valley, the collection of townhomes rising in this desirable Allamuchy Township neighborhood, has officially unveiled five new floorplans with sought-after first floor master bedroom suites.

Priced from the $300,000s, the townhomes offer all the luxury, space and comfort that has made The Meadows one of northwestern New Jersey’s most popular new home communities, with the added ease and convenience of both the main living area and master bedroom on the entry level.

“Buyers anxiously awaiting the arrival of these floorplans now have the first opportunity to purchase one of the exciting new designs,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for developer Baker Residential.   “We expect a tremendous response from empty-nesters looking to eliminate the daily hassle of climbing stairs, as well as young homebuyers who want added convenience without sacrificing space.”

In all, nine three-bedroom floorplans are offered at The Meadows, ranging from 1,904 to 2,847 square-feet.  The townhomes provide two-car garages, 2.5 baths, and designer appointments including gourmet inspired kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, master suites with volume ceilings, walk-in closets and expansive living areas with hardwood floors. Finished walk-out basements are also provided on select homesites. Continue reading “NEW TOWNHOME DESIGNS WITH FIRST-FLOOR MASTER SUITES UNVEILED AT THE MEADOWS AT PANTHER VALLEY”


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Left to Right: Joseph P. Conlan, William P. Yadusky, Deveraux Hamilton, Ronald Yoho, Randy Westbrook

Officials from Baker Residential’s Raleigh, NC Division officially welcomed their newest community, Providence at Yates Pond, with a special ground breaking ceremony.  Located in the town of Cary, Providence at Yates Pond will feature 88 estate-inspired homes.

Division President Joseph P. Conlan was joined by General Manager Deveraux Hamilton and members of the homebuilder’s team for the event which signified construction has begun on the community’s model home.

“We’re now one step closer to delivering an upscale, well-planned community to the greater Raleigh marketplace,” remarked Mr. Conlan.  “We’ve already made tremendous progress on the infrastructure and are excited to begin construction on the first homes at Providence at Yates Pond and bring this much-anticipated residential offering to the market.”

Baker Residential is preparing to schedule the first of its VIP Preview appointments for the opening of Providence at Yates Pond.  Homebuyers who have placed their name on the community’s Interest List will soon be invited to visit the sales center and obtain an up close look at floorplans, interior finishes and community details.  Prospects eager to participate in the VIP Preview can visit www.ProvidenceatYatesPond.com to join the Interest List. Continue reading “CEREMONIES IN WAKE COUNTY, N.C. TOWN OF CARY MARK START OF CONSTRUCTION AT PROVIDENCE AT YATES POND”

Go Bananas: 18 Ways to Decorate With Yellow

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Yellow. It’s sunny, cheerful, full of life, and just all around happy. So when you use it on your interiors, chances are you’ll be bringing some of these attributes into your home. Wrap your walls with it, upholster your chairs, or use it sparingly in your artwork. Whether you’re looking to make a bold, vibrant statement or evoke an understated warmth, yellow is a sure-fire stop on the color wheel. Take a look at these 18 spaces that have us going bananas over all things yellow.

The award for chicest pool house I’ve ever seen goes to designer Eileen Kathryn Boyd, who turned to lovely mix of yellow and purple in this space she designed as part of a past Hamptons Showhouse. Her sunny choices for the wallcovering and window treatments will make you want to dive right in.

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The 3 Most Important Decorating Elements

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via PopSugar – The way Shannon Smith transforms a bare apartment into a cozy home might cause you to confuse her for a magician, or an interior design fairy godmother at the very least. The Homepolish interior designer can do wonders to a space no matter how tight the budget or small the square footage.

The secret to creating a stunning home, she says, is to focus on three things when decorating. “I am a firm believer that you don’t need a lot of stuff to make your space feel finished. If you consider these three things — texture, color, and scale — you can make any space feel cozy.”

Keep reading to hear what Shannon has to say about approaching each.



A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Collecting Art

twyla-guide-to-buying-and-collecting-art_7-e1488899091188One of the many highlights of adulting is finally having the opportunity to create a beautiful home for yourself. And whether you rent or own, you know you’re at this stage when you’re ready to graduate from having Ikea posters to hanging meaningful works of art on your walls. A lot of people have the misconception that you need mega bucks to build an art collection but these days there are lots of great resources available to help you find art you love…and it isn’t as intimidating as you think. But with all of the resources, mediums, artists and works of art to filter through, where does one even begin? Enter Ariel Saldivar, VP of artist relations for Twyla, a new e-commerce site devoted to making access to exclusive works of art accessible to everyone. Ariel is here to share her top tips for buying and collecting art plus five favorite emerging artists whose works are available on Twyla.com.

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Baker Meadows 042817Anticipation is rising for the upcoming debut of a new townhome phase that will introduce exciting new floorplans to The Meadows at Panther Valley, the new collection of value-packed residences rising in this well-established Allamuchy Township neighborhood.

Expected to be unveiled shortly, the well-appointed and expansive three-bedroom layouts will range from 1,900 to 2,800 square-feet, with prices starting from the low-$300,000s.  Included in the new designs – which will provide two-car garages, 2.5 baths and a host of upscale interior finishes included in the base price – will be homes with desirable first-floor master bedroom suites.

“Buyers have been asking for townhomes that provide the added ease and convenience of one-level living,” says Elizabeth Bauer, Director of Sales and Marketing for developer Baker Residential.  “These new designs will deliver that lifestyle with a sumptuous master bedroom and soaring living space on the entry level, as well as two additional bedrooms on the second floor for children or visiting guests.”

The Meadows’s current housing phase in on the verge of a complete sell-out. Included in the available inventory are a selection of “Quick Move-In” dates this spring.  The remaining residences provide upscale living with designer appointments found through the interior, including gourmet-inspired kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, two-car garages, finished basements and master suites with volume ceilings, walk-in closets. Continue reading “NEW THREE-BEDROOM TOWNHOME DESIGN READYING FOR DEBUT AT THE MEADOWS AT PANTHER VALLEY”