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Growing Your Financial Prospects: The Pros and Cons of Owning a Rental Property

By Shirley Martin


Owning a rental property can be a great way to generate wealth for any number of objectives, from the kids’ college tuition to your retirement savings. But it’s not without its challenges. As a physical investment, there will be unexpected expenses, hard physical work, and stress along the way. But, like any investment, if you can ride out the rough patches, a rental property can provide a steady source of secondary income for years. Before you commit to being a landlord, it’s good to understand the pros and cons of managing a rental property. 

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Pro: Additional income

Supplemental income is a motivating factor for a lot of people who get into the rental market, but there are many other positives as well. A rental property provides an independent income stream that can help you prepare for emergency expenses, cover the operating costs associated with being a landlord, and create discretionary wealth for your family.

Pro: Help is available

A rental property can be a profitable source of passive income, but only if you’ve put a reliable system in place for gathering rent. Worrying about collecting rent every month can be a major source of ongoing stress. In order to prevent it from becoming a problem, consider hiring a property management company; just make sure you find one that simplifies its fees. One of the best ways to pre-empt rent collection problems is to have your property manager thoroughly vet potential tenants by doing background checks.

Pro: Mobility/flexibility

A rental property can help your family in a number of ways. It can help stave off foreclosure if you get behind on the mortgage, and it can help you avoid selling at a loss. Renting a home can also mean flexibility, enabling you to move wherever you want without having to double up on mortgage payments.

Con: Maintenance

Maintenance can become a considerable source of stress and a significant drain on finances. If you’re planning to rent out a property, be aware that maintenance expenses for a rental property are generally higher than for a property occupied by a homeowner (renters often don’t care for a rental property as well as they would a property they own). Again, bring in a property manager to help handle the expenses.

Con: Troublesome tenants

You can vet all you want, yet still wind up with difficult tenants. People sometimes lie on rental applications and misrepresent their personal, employment and financial backgrounds. Despite the many tools at your disposal, important details may still slip through the cracks. People who seem kind, considerate and honest can prove to be a real nightmare. The best approach for a rental property owner is to trust but confirm the information tenants provide. In most cases, if you’re diligent about researching potential tenants, you can avoid problems later on.

Con: Business expenses

Remember, owning a rental property is a business. As a landlord, you can expect to pay anything from legal costs to tax advisory fees and business formation expenses. Hopefully, you won’t have to deal with vacancy and the loss of revenue it represents, but you need to be prepared for it. The more you plan ahead, the better prepared you’ll be for adversity and the costs of doing business.

Your business can gain protections by forming a legal business entity. One of the most popular choices is an LLC. Between personal liability protection and flexible tax benefits, an LLC is a great choice for a rental business. Forming a Georgia LLC is also a fairly easy process with the help of a formation service. Typically this takes no more than five steps.

Being a landlord isn’t a path to easy money. It takes work, and there will be stress and frustrations along the way. Once in a while, tenants will cause problems, you’ll face unexpected maintenance issues, and it may be necessary to hire a lawyer from time to time. But with careful planning and due diligence, you can enjoy a self-empowering source of revenue for many years.

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E-Design Special to Kick of 2021!

Friday Jan 8th – Jan 29th

Besosa Designs is offering a special on e-design to help you start your year off right.   $375 for a complete E-DESIGN PACKAGE: phone consultations, space planning, design concept, design board, and  complete shopping list of retail items so that you control the purchase.  Price includes two revisions.

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Turning Your Home into a Long-Term Rental Property During the Pandemic, by Ted James

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made a significant impact on the housing market. Given that we are currently in a recession, a lot of questions hang in the air if you were planning on selling your house. In many cases, it makes the most sense to sell your current home when buying a new one, but another viable option is to transform your current home into a rental. Below, learn more about this process and discover if it would be a smart move for your family.

Why Transition to a Long-Term Rental?

Owning a long-term rental comes with several benefits. For starters, SmartMove points out that renting out your home can provide you with a bit of extra income each month. Plus, unlike owning a vacation rental, you don’t have to deal with constant turnover or worry about cleaning up after each guest leaves. As Landlordology explains, there are also a variety of tax benefits you can take advantage of.

As an added perk, if you keep your home rather than selling it now, it may increase in value by the time you do sell it. Properties can appreciate on their own over time, but you can also maximize your home’s future value by staying on top of maintenance while renting it out.

Keep in mind that you also have to deal with a few negative aspects of being a landlord, such as doing repairs and finding good tenants. This could involve tackling some projects yourself or hiring professionals to do some of the more involved jobs for you, removing debris from your gutters or trimming trees away from the house. But if you’re not in a position to manage the property yourself, The Balance points out that you can always hire a property manager to take care of the day-to-day aspects you don’t want to bother with.

How the Pandemic Affects the Rental Market

The housing market is affected by the pandemic in a variety of ways. Many people are struggling to pay their rent or mortgage. In many situations, lenders and landlords have had to make concessions so people can keep their housing. If you’re thinking about turning your home into a rental, it’s important to understand the unique challenges that the pandemic might present to you as a landlord.

Keep in mind that people dealing with job losses might be in a situation where they need to sell their homes in order to make ends meet. In this scenario, the need for affordable rental housing is more important than ever. If you are in a position where you are able to offer more affordable rental housing, you likely won’t have any trouble finding a tenant.

How to Turn Your Home into a Rental

Renting out your home requires a bit of work in the beginning. A good starting point is to check market trends over the past month so you can figure out what’s going on near you. Kiplinger suggests that you also start by finding a real estate agent. An agent can help you set a reasonable rental rate while also helping you find prospective tenants. Agents can also provide market updates relating to the pandemic so you can make the best choices possible.

In the beginning, you’ll also want to make sure your insurance coverage is appropriate, since coverage is different for rentals. Additionally, you will need to have a solid lease agreement that covers your bases, and be prepared to screen potential tenants carefully.

If you’re finding it difficult to get a good asking price on your home or you can’t find any interested buyers, turning your house into a rental might be the perfect solution. Renting out your home during a pandemic can provide additional income for your family as you transition to a new home. And by listing your home for rent at a reasonable rate, you might be able to help another family that needs affordable housing as a result of the pandemic.

For more help with taking control of your finances, contact Ted James, a professional financial counsellor and coach with an MBA in Finance.


Sustainable Development 101

What Is Sustainable Development?

In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals serve as a framework for government and the private sector to guide and measure sustainable development as we move toward 2030.

The 17 goals are an ambitious, international call to action to eliminate poverty, safeguard the planet, and improve life — in a sustainable way — for current and future generations. In addition, these goals aim to provide peace and prosperity for everyone around the globe. No small task!

The most concise and easy to remember definition of sustainable development was first coined in The Brundtland Report: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

A Mini History of Sustainable Development

The United Nations took a survey of 193 governments.  At first, there was a list of 300 proposed goals to address the “triple bottom line.” Simply put, they built in priorities for prosperity (economic), people (social), and planet (environmental) goals.   It took these representatives over three years to boil this list down to 17 sustainable development goals. Statisticians created 169 targets and 230 indicators to measure progress.  More than 700 organizations around the world committed to helping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Each of the 17 SDGs to be achieved by 2030 apply to all countries around the world. However, priorities are expected to differ from country to country. For example, the U.S. already has reasonable access to quality education and healthcare. However, inequalities are growing. The U.S. has a coastal economy, which offers trade benefits, but also the risks of rising sea levels.

Professor Jeffrey Sachs deserves great credit for moving the SDGs forward. Professor Sachs is an economist and public policy analyst. He has served as special advisor to the United Nations as they moved forward to create the SDGs. Professor Sachs has written several books and received many awards.

Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, photo by

Keeping Tabs on SDG Progress

Would you like to know how the world as a whole and individual countries are doing in reaching their goals? Visit the SDG Tracker.

For example, SDG Indicator 12.1.1 covers sustainable consumption and production. The goal for SDG Indicator 12.1 is to implement a 10-year sustainable consumption and production framework with all all countries taking action by 2030. Review the progress for this indicator:

The SDG Tracker provides data on all indicators from the Our World in Data database, using statistics from the UN and other international organizations. Here is the full list of definitions.

Why Should I Care about the Sustainable Development Goals?

Wu Hongbo, explained, “If all of the world’s people lived like people in the developed countries do, then we would need three or four different globes to support the demand in terms of natural resources.” This is truly a global, shared agenda. Reaching the goals requires extreme cooperation and action by governments, businesses, and civil society. We can do our part by educating ourselves and each other, and taking part in international discourse and accountability.

For a FREE, self-paced course on sustainable development, visit

Residential Design

Selling Your Home During COVID-19? Follow These Tips for a Safe and Successful Sale

Contributed by Shirley Martin,

Photo credit: Rawpixel

With stay-at-home orders in place nationwide, it’s safe to say that COVID-19 has made a major impact on this spring’s housing market. Some homeowners have decided to postpone selling, but plenty of others are continuing to put their homes on the market. If you’re in this boat, the best thing you can do is tailor your strategy to meet buyers’ current demands, all while maintaining safety measures to protect yourself and others.

Scope Out the Market

You may have heard how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the nation’s hosing market, but the reality is that trends in home sales are highly localized. This is true no matter what else is going on, which is why any seller should become familiar with their local market. This is easy to do by searching online to find out the average price homes are selling for in your area, along with other crucial information like how competitive the market is. For example, homes in Atlanta have averaged 50 days on the market for an average sale price of $325,000. 

Another thing to note is how other sellers are staging their homes and how they’re marketing them online. At a minimum, you can expect to see high-quality photos. When you look at other listings, are you also finding other media like video tours or floor plans? At a time when people are doing more business online, including searching for homes, you want to make sure your listing meets or exceeds the standard others are setting.

Make the Best Home Improvements

Regardless of what other homes in your area look like, the best way to get your home sold fast is to make sure it’s in excellent condition. Before starting any home improvement projects, make sure you can do them without putting anyone’s health at risk. For DIY projects, check with your local home improvement store to find out if they offer online orders with curbside pickup. If you need to hire a professional, Consumer Reports has some great tips for doing so safely, including maintaining a contact-free visit and making sure the company follows safety measures.

The first thing to take care of is anything that’s broken, dirty, or dingy, like smudges on walls. Once you’ve done any necessary repairs, consider other updates or renovation projects that will increase your home’s value, both inside and out. Curb appeal is always important, so it’s a good idea to spruce up landscaping. Buyers also pay close attention to kitchens, but since you likely can’t hire contractors at this time, you can make small changes yourself by painting cabinets and switching out the hardware. Home offices are also in high demand, especially now that more people are working from home.

Try Creative Marketing Ideas

First impressions are everything in real estate, and now more than ever, your buyers’ first impressions will be made when they see your listing online. Agents who want to show your home may want to use live video to share it with their clients. You can also create recorded video tours and even 3D tours of your home that buyers can view online.

Obviously, the better the impression you create from these tours, the more likely buyers are to want to see your home in person. To create high-quality virtual viewings for buyers, you may want to hire a company that specializes in this kind of work. You can also take steps to highlight your home’s best features in these videos, such as maximizing lighting and staging your home so it looks more inviting.

The ultimate goal is to get your home sold as quickly as possible, while also preventing the spread of infection. To make this happen, sellers should expect to spend at least a little time and money. The good news is that, with the right strategy, there’s no reason why COVID-19 should stop you from making a sale.

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Got Glam?

Design by Lauren RIchardson, Besosa Designs
Rendering: DSRenderings

Glam is so appealing. What’s not to love? Ethereal color palettes, shimmering finishes, luxurious fabrics, and drama, drama, drama!

The guest bedroom shown above was done on a budget of only $2,000. All items were sourced through Wayfair. The wall paint is Gray Cashmere — 2138-60 Benjamin Moore — a whisper light blend of grey, blue and green. Yummy. Champagne, silver and bronze finishes distributed throughout the space create an understated elegance. The warmth of the wood flooring keeps the space grounded as does white bedding, grey drapery panels, and a grey and cream area rug.

See Wayfair’s tutorial on all things glam:

Z Gallerie was doing glam before glam was in. They have it all — in spades. Affordable accessories and art from Wayfair or Z Gallerie are a great way to get the feel of glam without committing to major pieces.

For some of those luxurious fabrics, check out James Hare, the latest to join Scalamandre.

Glam meets Persia … oh, my.

James Hare, Persia Collection
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Perigold’s Bohemian Traditional

This is the most fun collection I’ve seen all year! Perigold, known for elegance in all things, offers the Bohemian Traditional collection. This is an eclectic design sensibility that uses a combination of pattern, texture and color, carved wood elements, global accents, and exotic Eastern touches. It brings warmth into the well-travelled home. As a Wayfair designer I can assist you in personalizing this look and making it your own.

Perigold’s Trend Report July 2019
Perigold’s Trend Report July 2019
Residential Design

Viburnum Green

” Viburnum is extra special because its growing season is one of the shortest–the season typically spans the month of April. Viburnum is also known for its color change during the season. They first bloom in a vivid lime green color and then turn to ivory-white puffballs as they mature in the sunshine. ” –

First viburnum of spring

Viburnum green pairs beautifully with creams and greys. Visit Flower Magazine’s link below for inspiration.

Flower Magazine
Flower Magazine

Fresh and exciting, yet very livable, viburnum green is a great choice for upholstery, area rugs, and accessories if you want to deviate from ho-hum.

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Enjoying and Using Color and Pattern in 2019 and Beyond

There is so much color and pattern in design this year! This can be a blessing and a curse. Look before you leap. The images provided by the industry should be regarded in the same way one reads Vogue – you aren’t meant to reproduce the entire image.

Take snippets of color and pattern that you can live with — at least for a while. Ensure you have some neutrals for breathing room. As designers, we can get away with a lot more drama in hospitality settings where clients will only spend an hour or two. Your home must be restful enough for extended time periods.

One thing that makes this year’s colors a bit more classic is that they are largely nature’s colors — greens and blues (navy is especially classic), with little pops of yellow or salmon to liven things up. You can always use concentrated color for small objects like throw pillows or accessories. However, for wallpaper, window treatments, or large furniture items, be cautious about the intensity of the color and the business of the pattern.

Ballard Designs has done a nice job this year of showing us what’s possible with pattern and color coordination. It’s refreshing to see color back in action after so many years of grey and, well, more grey. Check out their custom fabric, sold by the yard, to apply to hundreds of customizable items.
Corner banquettes and booth with table and decor

In the Houzz article below, the author states that “pattern and vibrancy are two trends that don’t appear to be going away anytime soon.” This is an opportunity to explore and integrate colors and patterns that you love in small doses (called the law of Chromatic Distribution).

Law Of Chromatic Distribution. A rule governing the distribution of color intensity or brightness. The most neutralized colors are used in the largest areas, and the smaller the size or area, the brighter or more intense the chroma proportionately becomes. (google search)

Pattern and color are two of the true joys of interior design. They are meant to be used and enjoyed. Just be mindful that what looks fabulous in a tiny image in a magazine will look and feel very different in real time and space in your home.

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Scalamandré’s Lovely Calabria Collection

Antonella Lampas, Osborne Pom Pom Fringe, Camille Damask, Diamante Matelasse, Strada Stripe and Georgica Braided Cord

Scalamandré always delivers on luxury. The Calabria Collection (inspired by the region of Calabria, Italy) captures the more elegant, soft, and refined side of Italian style and works well with stone and the greys that are still so popular. The line also gives us ideas on how to weave softer colors into color schemes that include greys.

Calabria Color Stories

Scalamandré allows you to pair product from the Calabria Collection with classics from other Scalamandré lines. Be sure to review Morning Glory, Winter, Bluestone and Onyx from this new collection that celebrates the company’s 90th anniversary.


Residential Design

Tropical is In! How to Make it Work

Low Tide Mashup
Eastern Accents: Tropical Style Done Right: Low Tide Mashup

The Key to Success: Restraint

What makes this particular Eastern Accents pattern compilation Low Tide Mashup successful is the restraint. It’s not overdone. The hallmark of Eastern Accents is the company’s ability to coordinate color and pattern to perfection.

To determine if you even like living with bold, colorful patterns in your space, purchase only a few accents, such as pillows, accessories, or artwork. Anchor the space in neutrals (headboard, area rug, draperies, wallpaper, paint). Consider a pastel or bright paint color for an accent wall only. If you determine that you love lots of pattern, still keep bold patterns to smaller items.

Faux Florals and Greenery

Think beyond fronds and banana leaves. Monstera leaves, elephant ear, and green lilies all bring freshness. Colorful tropicals include Bird of Paradise, succulent protea and antherium. Etsy always offers wonderful, unique finds, but my “go to” for quality botanicals is NDI Florals.

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NDI Tropical Faux Florals
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NDI Faux Florals Monastera Leaf

Wicker and Rattan

Wicker and rattan area timeless as well due to their natural tones and subtle colors.  Rattan furniture is crafted out of rattan only, but wicker furniture may be crafted out of different materials such as bamboo, straw and ratta . Recently, synthetic materials are also being used for the manufacure of wicker furniture. An additional benefit of using wicker or rattan furniture is the ability to add colorful cushions to them.

World Market – always a leader in all things world beat and tropical
Natural Rattan Crisscross Lantern
World Market Natural Rattan Criscross Lantern
Wood X Table Lamp Base
World Market Wood X Table Lamp Base


For artwork selections, the key to success with a tropical theme, again, is subtlety and restraint. Consider watercolors to get that fresh, breezy feel of paradise without going overboard.

Bird of Paradise by Angelicby Jones via Etsy

Note the muted tones in the beautiful design below by Nothing hits you over the head. The large pillow and area rug in brown and cream give some breathing room to the blue and orange patterned items in the room. Brighter hues are reserved for glass accessories. The designer achieved perfect balance and harmony in this composition!

White and Tribal Print Décor with Ottomans

For more inspiration, check out Homebnc’s post:

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Nick Allman – Craftsman, Artist, Furniture Maker

In this era of rustic fabrication, Nick Allman brings elegance and refinement to rustic furniture design.

Design by Nick Allman Studio
Click the link above to see Nick Allman’s scope of design
(Note: A word of thanks to Riverscross Pottery for highlighting this incredible find.)

The rustic look has found its way into restaurants, boutique shops, big box stores, and residential interiors.  Any design that is well made and composed of natural elements has timeless appeal. Consider marble, wood, stone, silk, and linen.

Here’s a look at some other trends that will endure:

Residential Design

Holiday Decor to Replace a Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Shortage

There are various reasons for the shortage of Christmas trees this year.

If you find that the offerings are less than optimal, or you just don’t want to shell out the extra dollars for a real tree this year, there are many alternatives that will bring you holiday cheer without breaking the bank.

Multicolored Lights and Baubles in a Clear Vase

Design and Image by Riverscross Pottery

Faux Poinsettia and Lights Among Greenery

Faux greenery wraps and holds around a bannister beautifully.  Twist the ends together to stay in place.            Image by L. Richardson

A Basket of Greenery, Lights and Ornaments

Design and Image by Riverscross Pottery

“The Christmas spirit is simply an honest spirit of love for all humanity. It is the force that moves us to give what we can, to help as we are able, and to always be of kind comfort.” 
― Richelle E. Goodrich, Slaying Dragons

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Goals and Adventures

Woman standing near big tropical riverImage by littlehenrabi via Istock

Put the Big Rocks in First

Imagine that your most important goals are represented by big rocks you put in your “jar of life.” The sand that fills in around the big rocks are the things that take away time from investing in your most important goals. These include activities that aren’t necessarily important but distract us from our larger goals.  If we don’t put the BIG rocks in first (guarding time, attention, and energy for these things), there will be no room in our “jar of life” for these important goals.

Semiprecious stones canned in glass jar.

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The Value of Minimalism as Applied to Goal Setting

Minimalism involves intentionally promoting the things we most value and getting rid of the things that distract us from attaining those valuable things.   Living with fewer material possessions can be a way to remove distractions.  However, minimalism is really more about a way of thinking and a way of experiencing life that provides you greater freedom and happiness.  

Minimalism Blogs

8 Minimalist Blogs You Will Enjoy Discovering

Familiy time - kissImage by Ocskaymark via Istock

The Many Faces of Adventure

Adventure doesn’t just mean jumping out of an airplane or backpacking through Europe.  It means all kinds of things.  Adventure can be adapted based on our particular  circumstances and stage of life.  What adventure means to one person means something different to another.   You are the one and only you.  No one should or will live your life story….which is just as it should be.

Adventure can mean as a willingness to do somewhat risky or dangerous things but it can also mean a stirring experience or a willingness to do new things. Consider a fresh new take on your existing life — enriching the experiences and relationships already in front of you — as well as taking on new experiences outside your comfort zone.

What types of adventures will help you to experience life’s riches?

The Adventure of Enriching Your Spirit

The Adventure of New and Enhanced Existing Relationships

“Relationships are the essence of life.”

                                                    – -Bob Fulton

The Adventure of Parenting

The Adventure of Exploring the Culinary Arts

The Adventure of Pursuing Passions & Hobbies

The Adventure of Intellectual Pursuits

The Adventure of Career

The Adventure of Experiencing the Natural World

The Adventure of Making the World a Better Place

The Adventure of Creating Community

Your True Priorities

Goal setting is such an incredibly powerful tool.  It helps us tap into our potential and the abundance that life has to offer.   It can give our lives perspective.  What’s more, if your goals are aligned with your true priorities and inner desires, accomplishing them will be far easier.

Enjoy the journey.


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On Culture and Immigration

British-Nigerian filmaker Adeyemi Michael says in his interview, “Mothers can do anything…they give birth, they build families, they build the world, …all our mothers are queens, and are leading the universe.” In his short film, Entitiled, he celebrates the “woman, the mother, the matriach, the immigrant,” He goes on to say that his family kept him rooted in his culture. “When you know where you belong, it doesn’t matter where you are. When you know where you’re from and you know where your roots are and you know what you stand for and you know what your culture is, you are enough.” What a beautiful sentiment.

For the full interview and a glimpse of the film visit:



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The Critical Role of Imagination in Goal Setting

Sign posted at my local Massage Envy

I saw this sign the other day and it made me smile and think that I should share it with my community given that I had recently suggested that people set their imagination free.  So what is imagination and how can we harness it to improve our lives?

Merriam-Webster defines imagination as such:

Definition of imagination 

1the act or power of forming a mental image of something not present to the senses or never before wholly perceived in reality


2acreative ability

bability to confront and deal with a problem RESOURCEFULNESSuse your imagination and get us out of here

cthe thinking or active mind INTERESTstories that fired the imagination



Imagination is something never before perceived in reality.  Being imaginative implies an ability to deal with the unknown as well as an ability to deal with and embrace change.  Thinking of imagination in this way can be daunting.  However, imagination also can help us develop a healthy discontent with our circumstances as they are.  Imagination can prod us out of ruts, push us out of bad habits and into good ones.  Imagination can instill a desire for accomplishment —  for attainment of our biggest dreams.

In my last post I invited you to set your imagination free.  Setting goals requires invoking your powerful imagination and guiding it with disciplined methods to attain those goals that will give you fulfillment.

So, revisit the prompters in my last post and see where your imagination takes you.  Future posts will help you distill your list of “I want, I wish…” into concrete goals but engaging your imagination is the first step.

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Contemporary Interior Design – CB2 Shines

CB2 Has Elevated Contemporary Interior Design

CB2 has elevated contemporary interior design. CB2 is transforming the perception of home design for today’s modern consumer by offering high quality, sophisticated design at an approachable price.

Glamour and Luxury

CB2 offers richness, glamour, and luxury in their design offerings — always stylish, ever intriguing!  The room settings showcased in their October 2018 lookbook expertly balance the currently popular gold and silver tones with soft hues.  Their interior settings adeptly apply texture and pattern, balance warm and cool, and make an artful, breathtaking use of black.  Their wood tones, upholstered furniture and area rugs create a warmth and coziness to balance contemporary lines.

CB2 has embraced the emerald green that is so hot at present, but it never looks out of place in any of their settings.  For accent walls consider SW6289 Delightful (soft mauve), SW 6747 Argyle (deep green), or SW 6496 Oceanside (deep blue) when incorporating your select CB2 offerings.

Images provided by CB2

There is a delicate nature to CB2’s bling — survey their mirrors, crystal drops, light fixtures and glass trees.  Their accessories are refreshingly innovative and interesting.

Images provided by CB2

Edgy, Eclectic, Inspirational

The brand is definitely today’s destination for timeless yet edgy home collections, creating furniture and decor to inspire creativity and celebrate individuality with an eclectic mix of products and decorating ideas. Their furniture and accessories are many and varied, so much so that you will find it easy to make CB2 your own.  Your space will truly look and feel like a home – contemporary, eclectic, unique, and very livable.

Images provided by CB2

CB2 is Growing Rapidly

In addition to being a leader in online retail, the brand is rapidly expanding their physical footprint and currently has 18 locations across the U.S and Canada. CB2 is part of Crate and Barrel Holdings, which is owned by The Otto Group, a global retail and services group based in Hamburg, Germany.

For More CB2

For more information, visit, or follow them on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.