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2 COASTALREALESTATEGUIDEOC.COM MAY 27 , 2016 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 : ONE ON ONE black and white floor with wall tile that had modern finishes. It was the perfect complement to complete the space and kept it from looking outdated. For me, the mixing of different materials always brings new life together in any space. Q: In this design, why did you pull the pattern to the floor instead of on an accent wall? A: I felt that adding the pattern on the floor automatically creates a unique look to the space even though it’s not the typical place for it. It instantly draws your eye to the floor and the back wall and then around the room to the various accent pieces in sleek matte black finishes as well as the brass accents. PHOTOS BY LINDYE GALLOWAY AND JASMINE STAR EDITORIAL NEWS GROUP EDITOR Andrea Adelson andrea@lbindy.com DESIGN/PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Sonia Chung sonia@firebrandmediainc.com MARKETING DESIGN DIRECTOR Paul Graff JR. GRAPHIC DESIGNER/ PRODUCTION ARTIST Shaylene Brooks SALES ADVERTISING SALES TEAM Scott Sanchez; Cindy Byrne, Chris Mattingley, Julie Coleman, Matt Bond, Linda McCall, Carol Josepher, Kevin Whitehead PRODUCTION MANAGER Tina Leydecker tina@firebrandmediainc.com PRODUCTION ASSISTANT Megan Shelhamer ADVERTISING & CIRCULATION: TEL: 949 715-4100; FAX: 949 715-4106 Pendant light fixtures in brass add an ele-ment of modern to this bathroom. The bathroom design makes use of classic black and white with updated features. Q: What other ways are there to create a modern look with comfort and practicality? A: Adding in warm brass accents are the best way to do this. The warm aesthetic of the brass, combined with the coolness of the matte black finishes create a look that is not only modern, but is also one that will never go out of style. Q: Do you encourage your clients to participate in the design process? A: Absolutely! In fact, I find that a lot of my inspiration actually comes from my client’s individual style and the things they’re drawn to. Involving them in the design process is absolutely essential because at the end of the day, their input is what’s going to make the space unique and therefore the most interesting. Q: Where does your inspiration come from? A: When I am designing a space, I know I can always find inspiration through my travels, fashion and even in city architecture. There is just so much around that escapes notice. So I make sure to always keep my eyes open for new things, things I hadn’t noticed before. The Louis Vuitton store at Fashion Island, for example, served as a huge source of inspiration for me for the black and white bathroom. It definitely inspired me to share it with my clients to show the type of aesthetic I was envisioning for them. CONTACT INFORMATION Lindye Galloway, Newport Beach lindye@lindyegalloway.com 949 939-6725 Furniture Size, Placement If you visit a home that has been professionally staged, it’s likely you will be blown away by the arrangement and fail to think about your own stuff. Or, you could visit a home that is lived in and be distracted by how someone else’s stuff works in the space. Another scenario is you could tour a vacant home and misjudge the size because rooms can seem bigger without furniture. So how will you know if your stuff will work and be realistic for your lifestyle? It pays to go back for a second look and do some measuring and space planning. Where Will You Walk…? Everyday activities like walking your dog, your baby, or letting your children ride bikes; these are practical considerations for many buyers. It’s easy to forget about them when you are falling in love with a home, but it will save you heartbreak to remember giving them further review. Holly Schwartz is a realtor with Villa Real Estate who lives in Eastside Costa Mesa. She can be reached at HSchwartz@VillaRealEstate.com. OFFICE MANAGER Cyndy Mendaros MAILING ADDRESS: 385 SECOND STREET LAGUNA BEACH, CA 92651 TEL : 949 715-4100; FAX : 949 715-4106 CEO & EDITORIAL DIRECTOR Steve Zepezauer ASK THE EXPERT Tips Not to Miss By Holly Schwartz a home without bars. As a house hunter, you fantasize about the feeling Lighting – that moment when you The scene is set. During walk in and know that a showings, all the lights are home is “the one.” Ah yes, on and the curtains are the first time you look drawn. Perfection! But at a house, it’s easy to be when you really live in the overcome with emotion home, the lighting needs and excitement. But since to compliment your Holly Schwartz it’s such an important lifestyle. Some people decision, it’s worth taking crave natural light, others a look at some things more closely like caves. The same goes for yards. the second time. It can be surprising Morning light verses afternoon light what you might miss on the first can affect the way you will enjoy go around. Here’s a look at five the space. So check out the home frequently overlooked issues. at different times of day and pay attention to the lighting. Cell Phone Coverage More people have cell phones Systems rather than land lines now so A lot of times it’s easy to gloss having cell coverage is a big deal. over the unseen so things like Depending on your provider, furnaces, plumbing and electrical cell service can be spotty or even can be forgotten, after all, out of nonexistent in different areas. sight, out of mind. However these Chances are you were so enthralled are major systems that you need the first time you saw the home that to know about. Of course during a you didn’t think to check your cell home inspection the inspector will for bars. Do yourself a favor and test these items, but it’s not a bad check on this or you might suffer idea to find out more in advance to the irony of becoming a prisoner in help with your negotiation. Recycling Diverts Nearly 3 Tons from Landfills Laguna Beach residents were able to dispose of 5,723 pounds of electronic waste at Surterre’s eWaste and document shredding event on May 14. Newport Beach residents seized a similar opportunity and delivered more than a ton of castoffs at another Surterre-sponsored colleciton at their headquarters in newport. Held at the Laguna Beach School District, 200 cars stopped in to dispose of discarded electronics and documents. A free service to the public held on a quarterly basis in four different areas of Orange County, Surterre’s eWaste and document shredding drives offer individuals an easy opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted electronics and papers. For more info on the next one visit www.surterreproperties.com.

Tips Not to Miss

Holly Schwartz

As a house hunter, you fantasize about the feeling – that moment when you walk in and know that a home is “the one.” Ah yes, the first time you look at a house, it’s easy to be overcome with emotion and excitement. But since it’s such an important decision, it’s worth taking a look at some things more closely the second time. It can be surprising what you might miss on the first go around. Here’s a look at five frequently overlooked issues.<br /> <br /> Cell Phone Coverage <br /> <br /> More people have cell phones rather than land lines now so having cell coverage is a big deal. Depending on your provider, cell service can be spotty or even nonexistent in different areas. Chances are you were so enthralled the first time you saw the home that you didn’t think to check your cell for bars. Do yourself a favor and check on this or you might suffer the irony of becoming a prisoner in a home without bars.<br /> <br /> Lighting <br /> <br /> The scene is set. During showings, all the lights are on and the curtains are drawn. Perfection! But when you really live in the home, the lighting needs to compliment your lifestyle. Some people crave natural light, others like caves. The same goes for yards. Morning light verses afternoon light can affect the way you will enjoy the space. So check out the home at different times of day and pay attention to the lighting.<br /> <br /> Systems <br /> <br /> A lot of times it’s easy to gloss over the unseen so things like furnaces, plumbing and electrical can be forgotten, after all, out of sight, out of mind. However these are major systems that you need to know about. Of course during a home inspection the inspector will test these items, but it’s not a bad idea to find out more in advance to help with your negotiation.<br /> <br /> Furniture Size, Placement <br /> <br /> If you visit a home that has been professionally staged, it’s likely you will be blown away by the arrangement and fail to think about your own stuff. Or, you could visit a home that is lived in and be distracted by how someone else’s stuff works in the space. Another scenario is you could tour a vacant home and misjudge the size because rooms can seem bigger without furniture. So how will you know if your stuff will work and be realistic for your lifestyle? It pays to go back for a second look and do some measuring and space planning.<br /> <br /> Where Will You Walk…?<br /> <br /> Everyday activities like walking your dog, your baby, or letting your children ride bikes; these are practical considerations for many buyers. It’s easy to forget about them when you are falling in love with a home, but it will save you heartbreak to remember giving them further review.<br /> <br /> Holly Schwartz is a realtor with Villa Real Estate who lives in Eastside Costa Mesa. She can be reached at Hschwartz@VillaRealEstate.com.<br />

Recycling Diverts Nearly 3 Tons From Landfills

Laguna Beach residents were able to dispose of 5,723 pounds of electronic waste at Surterre’s eWaste and document shredding event on May 14.<br /> <br /> Newport Beach residents seized a similar opportunity and delivered more than a ton of castoffs at another Surterre-sponsored colleciton at their headquarters in newport.<br /> <br /> Held at the Laguna Beach School District, 200 cars stopped in to dispose of discarded electronics and documents.<br /> <br /> A free service to the public held on a quarterly basis in four different areas of Orange County, Surterre’s eWaste and document shredding drives offer individuals an easy opportunity to safely dispose of their unwanted electronics and papers.<br /> <br /> For more info on the next one visit www.surterreproperties.com.<br />

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