It’s Fall Y’all…. Kind of!

Tips for easy Fall Décor you can actually do yourself!

 SO its September! In the lowcountry where we have been dying of heat for months on end, this month is always a welcomed break in all things summer. Even though we still have massive heat eaves for another month or two, we can at least pretend its cooler by making our home feel cozy and festive.

Here are some tips for sprucing up your home for fall gatherings:

1) Pumpkins!

They are cheap and abundant this time of year! Paint them white and place them on your table, chests, front porch, chairs, kitchen and anywhere with a surface! This makes for a modern and clean way to bring in fall! If you are not into white, stamp them, sponge paint over leaves or even glue crayons to the top and use a hair dryer to melt them so they are rainbow! SO many choices, so little time!

 

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2) The biggest asset in fall décor is……. Our fireplaces!

 

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Come on, we all know that we don’t use them very often and they are more for decorating and hanging stockings than actually keeping us warm, but who doesn’t love a good fall mantle?! Use flowers, real or fake in various height vases with a DIY wreath in the middle to hold it together!


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3) Wreaths

Also, you can DIY another wreath for the front door! Welcome in guests and family with a beautiful front porch! Gather mums, pumpkins, hay, large vases and planters and of course a wreath to tie it all in. There are so many DIY wreath sites out there. I love these few with fabric, green moss, letters, leaves, acorns and etc!

4) Tablescapes

Tablescapes are also important to not forget. Tie fake leaves with fishing line to create a display hanging from your lighting to avoid a large centerpiece you would have to move to have conversations! Use small pumpkins as a place marker by monogramming them with a paintbrush.

 
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Enjoy this time of year, go grab a pumpkin spice latte, crank you’re a/c way down and pretend its actually fall weather! It will be here someday!

Why Designers?

The unique part of our business that sets us a part from all the other lowcountry builders is that we have 4 on staff designers that are assigned to each and every client to help walk them through decisions from day

1. Design isn’t just paint colors and furniture, in building its everything from light switch placement to trim details to stain colors to roof materials and much more. All of these tiny things that go into making your home exactly what you had dreamed have to be chosen in the process and we make sure to walk you through step by step so that it is a fun and enjoyable experience! We know it can be very overwhelming, especially for those that have a hard time visualizing the end result. Our designers go with our clients to vendor appointments, communicate at every step, walk the property, monitor progress and work with our site superintendents to finish the home on budget, on time and avoiding as many headaches as possible along the way. 

Whether you are using our plans or we are designing your dream home from scratch, we make this process as easy and fun as possible. That’s why we are a true Design-Build firm. 

 

Reach out today to talk to us about how we are different in a sea of sameness.

 

6 Tips to make your life a little easier.

Let’s get ready for the most hectic time of the year…

Can’t believe its that time again! Back to school in just a week! We help our clients find the meaning of home and for so many with children still at home, that can mean using every square inch in creative ways to maximize organization and make life easier!

We are here to help with a few tips and tricks to help simplify and organize your life in preparation!

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1-Make a command center

Make a command center- Have a folder for each kiddos paperwork, a white board for notes and messages, drawers with extra supplies, bins for backpacks or shoes and anything else you need to keep at your fingertips for grab and go! Our team has done many custom organization/mudroom solutions to help with these problems!

 
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2-Magnetic cups

Tired of washing 1000 cups after just one sip of water or juice? Glue magnets on a cup for each person so its easy to grab, fill, drink, rinse and return! Maybe not a school tip, but will def make your mornings easier! Hide on the side of the fridge if needed.

3- Outfit Organizer

who else hates to argument that is sure to ensue every morning about what to wear? We love using our trim team and their talents for custom closets! Its not only for the master, but how about 7 cubbies in the kids rooms for outfit selections for each day!! If you don’t have that option, how about use hanging shoe organizer or one of our custom closet set ups to pre pick and set out each outfit so its easy to grab and put on, without a fight! 

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4-Lunchbox Station

keep lunch packing organized by creating a lunchbox station in a cabinet or drawer. Keep lunchboxes, thermos, baggies, plastic storage, plastic utensils and anything else need to pack a lunch in an easy to reach spot! Our cabinet systems are custom built, let us design one for all your lunch needs!

5-Sandwich Basket

Make it super easy for your kids to make their own lunch and sandwiches by using small plastic baskets with pre-placed items easy to grab. They can pack their lunchboxes with anything in these baskets. Grab and go!

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6-Personalized Clock

Make an easy to read clock so each kid will know what they should be doing at each point in the day. For older ones, use an alarm clock and set it for 10 minute increments in the morning, from wake up at the first one, to eat breakfast by second, be dressed by third, on and on until the last is the one they should be loading in car or bus.