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!

Under the Bridge

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Hope everyone had the greatest Labor Day!

Of course, here I am on the Embarcadero under the Bay Bridge! #beautifulsf #lovemytown

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"Hi!" From the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco

Saturday Morning...

I'm walking up to #legionofhonor Museum to take in the special exhibit, Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and Old Masters, followed by lunch in one of my favorite Cafe's in San Francisco. Did you know the Chef pares the menu to the exhibit?

The gorgeous Neo-classical style Museum is a 3/4 replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur on Paris' Left Bank. Built in the 1920's by Adolph B. Spreckels, for his wife Alma and for the boys who were lost in the Great War (World War I). She later donated the Museum to the City of SF.

The Grounds are are beautiful with views of the Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge, Ocean, Downtown and nearby, is the Land's End Trail.

Stay tuned for my 10 FAVORITE PAINTINGS!

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

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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

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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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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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Hot Property in Noe Valley!

Hot Property Alert!

On Broker's Tour yesterday in Noe Valley, a 5 bedroom | 4.5 bath beautifully designed home at 1559 Church St., San Francisco. This total remodel features high end finishes throughout the modern interior design. I especially loved the textured tile, custom wallpaper and lighting used so thoughtfully. The careful attention to detail and spacious layout make this home a one-of-a-kind must see!!

Offered for $4,495,000.

For Further Info and Private Showings...

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

Listed by: Greg Fulford at Vanguard Properties

 

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Wine Country Music Summer 2018

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Music in Wine Country Summer 2018  

Outdoors, under the stars, take in Wine Country and get your culture on!

MIDSUMMER MOZART FESTIVAL at Buena Vista Winery

Sat 7/14 6:30-8:30pm | $65 ticket

Buena Vista Winery, 18000 Old Winery Rd. Sonoma, Ca 95476 @buenavistawines

In it’s 43rd year this festival is dedicated to Mozart, conducted by Paul Schrage with top professional bay area musicians, international soloists and local artists performing. Food & Wine for purchase.

For Tickets, Festival Program & Info: www.midsummermozart.org


HOOD MANSION FUNKY FRIDAYS

Outdoor Live Music Concert Series on the Lawn

Fridays from July 13, 20 and 27 thru 8/31 | Show 7-9:00PM | Doors open 5:30PM | Adults $10/Kids Free | Free Parking

Hood Mansion, 1450 North Pythian Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 #hoodmansionsonomacounty

Fantastic and funky musical talent. Food/wine/beer for purchase. Picnics welcome. Take ur low chair/blanket for a spot on the lawn.Benefitting Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation.

For Tickets, Music Schedule & Info: www.funkyfridays.info


BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS - Music & Dance

Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 95442    

FANTASTICAL FAMILY NIGHT | Sat/Sun 7/13 & 7/14 5:OOPM Pre-show Picnicking | 7:30 Showtime | TICKETS $45-$150

Music and dance of Broadway, Disney & More. Pre-show activities and adventures. Performances by Transcendence Kids Camp. #broadwayunderthestars#jacklondonhistoricstatepark

  • SHALL WE DANCE August 3-19
  • GALA CELEBRATION September 7-9

For Tickets & Info: https://transcendencetheatre.org

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

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OPEN HOUSE! Modern Mission Sanctuary Sun 6/30 2-4PM

Welcome To!

1070 Capp Street No. 2, San Francisco, CA 94110

3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2119 SF | 2 Tandem Garage Parking | Storage | Condo 

OPEN HOUSE!!

Sunday June 30 | 2-4 PM 

Directions: 26th St to Capp St 

Offered for $1,795,000.

Pristine Modern, contemporary home of light and space. 2 Levels with a generous floor plan and deeded yard make this feel like a single family! 

1 bedroom with full bath, open living/dining and kitchen lead to patio and yard on 1st level. 2 ensuite bedrooms and laundry on 2nd level with spa-like bath and extra closets in master. 

  • 2 car garage parking with deeded storage. 
  • Low HOA’s. 
  • In the heart of the Mission, steps from vibrant shopping and dining. 
  • Lots of transpo, walk to BART, near 101 Fwy.

Showing Agent:

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

Listed by Walter Johnson • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01942170 and Frank Nolan • Vanguard Properties • DRE #01300017

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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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