Design Lighting for Your Home

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DESIGNING LIGHTING!

The very first thing you do in the morning and the last thing you do at night is turn on and off your lights.  

Designing lighting for your home is as important as choosing paint colors for the walls, furniture and accessories. Lighting should be comfortable, easy to control and energy efficient.

Lighting Types:

Ambient:  General lighting that illuminates a room with uniform light. This can be achieved through ceiling mounted or recessed fixtures, wall sconces or floor lamps. Include integrated lighting like cove, soffit and valance lighting.

Task:  For a particular area in a room, this lighting serves a specific function. Think counters in the kitchen, your desk, under cabinet, or a table lamp.

Accent:  Is for highlighting to draw attention to an object like artwork, bookcases, plants or even outdoors to a fountain, tree or beautiful landscaping. Recessed or track lighting that is adjustable provides this type of lighting.

Lighting can be costly for more artfully designed fixtures, or affordable when purchased from a big box retailer like Costco, Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, or  Ikea who provides modern alternatives at affordable prices.  Enjoy illuminating your home!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Quote on Design

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Simplicity, function and form. Great principles.

Nothing like a few beautifully curated pieces to complete a room. Loving the contractors, designers and soon to be stagers all working away on 4173 26th St., San Francisco, CA 94131....Coming SOON to Noe Valley!

2 Bed | 1.5 bath | Condo | 1 sxs Parking

Offered for $1,295,000

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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Top 5 SF Home Sales & Condo Sales - July 2018

Here are the Top 5 in each home and condo sales in San Francisco last month along with market stats:

In the past month HOMES SALE prices have increased by 5% with days on market up by 8%. The median home price is $1.7 MM. A little longer on market with prices still rising. 185 homes were sold and 208 homes are currently for sale. Final sale price is at an average of 17% over list price. Notable increases in sale over list price are in the Excelsior, Portola, Westwood Park, Sunnyside, Bernal Heights and Glen Park neighborhoods.

In the past month CONDO SALE prices have increased by 1% with the same amount of time on market. The median condo sale price is $1.195MM in July. 243 condos were sold and 338 condos are currently for sale. Final sale price is at an average of 11% over the list price. Notable increases in sale over list price are in the Sunset, Castro, Duboce Triangle and not surprisingly, the Noe Valley neighborhoods.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Photo Sources in Order of Appearance: Compass, Sotheby's Int. Realty, Compass, McGuire Real Estate, Pacific Union Int. Inc., Sotheby's Int Realty, Compass, Pacific Union International Inc., Sotheby's Int. Realty, Pacific Union International Inc.

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Coming SOON!!! Noe Valley Condo!

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Not on Market...YET!

4173 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94131

2 Bed | 1.5 bath | 1300SF per appraisal | 1 sxs Parking | Condo

Offered for $1,295,000

Get ready to fall in love.

Reconfigured and remodeled to the studs. Like new, this beautiful well appointed home-like condo in a 2 unit building features stone countertops, a gas fireplace and hardwood flooring with a lovely shared walk-out garden. 

In a fabulous location between Noe and Castro Streets, close to the Noe Valley restaurants, cafe’s, boutiques, shops, playgrounds, schools and steps from public transpo.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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5 Tips for Using Neutrals for Interior Design

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Using neutral interior design colors adds unity and tranquility to a space.

1. Types: Warm Neutrals - Black, brown tan, gold. Cool Neutrals - White, ivory, silver, gray. Keep warm with warm and cool with cool, adding splashes of color.

2. Use Texture, patterns and tonal variations in wall art, window treatments, upholstery, wall coverings, tile, flooring, rugs and accessories, keeping them complimentary to add interest to your space. Think .

3. Brighten up white walls with silk or seagrass wall coverings for an elegant look. Use drapes to match your wall color and contrasting furniture like iron wood, acrylic; keeping your choices consistent.

4. Your decorative base point is the wall color, so keep your paint selection somewhere between 30-50% lighter than the rooms decor to build deeper tones there.

5. Even pinks, low saturated blues and pewter can also be neutrals along with dark charcoal and graphite gray.

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE# 01445659 | Dedicated to You!

Photo Courtesy: CrossbarWarrington.com

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"One Good Turtle" Launch - Children's Book on Bullying

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#soproud  My husband Lee is launching his new book in collaboration with his daughter Hilary; son and Author, Stefan Michael Burns and Illustrator, Stephanie Fliss. A wonderful and heartfelt accomplishment!

It is a charming children's book geared for children ages, 4-7 yrs old. The story's content is about bullying with a message of hope which transcends people of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and religions.

This little book will be a guide for Parents, Grandparents, teachers, counselors; anyone who wants to simply convey the heartfelt symptoms and solutions of being bullied or being one themselves. A simple story of acceptance and forgiveness.

Link> Pre-order NOW on Amazon!

Coming soon to Barnes and Noble and local book stores. Launching August 7, 2018

We can all be an Inspiration and a Hero!

CYNTHIA PALMER | Vanguard Properties | SAN FRANCISCO & WINE COUNTRY | Realtor DRE #01445659 | Dedicated to You!

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