Living in and Decorating your home

Picking Paint Colors for Your New House
Posted on August 11, 2013 You’ve just bought a new house that is in dire need of new paint colors – or perhaps you’ve been living in your house for some time, and it’s overdue for some fresh paint…. Whatever the case, you now have the daunting task of picking the paint colors. And not just any paint colors – those which you love and with which you are happy and satisfied. With this subject, I’m speaking more about the interior paint because the exterior paint usually only involves one main choice – the body of the house. The trim and shutters are usually easier choices. But it’s the inside[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams
Selling Your Home: Tips to Make Your Foyer Fabulous
Posted on July 8, 2013 This is one of my favorite subjects – what to do when selling your home to maximize a buyer’s first impression. Not to be redundant, but it bears repeating – “You have only one chance to make a first impression.” And it’s worth doing everything you can to make that first impression a positive one, especially when selling your house…. Ok, so back to my love of this subject. With Making Your Home’s Exterior Show Ready, we covered making your home’s exterior sparkle and shine. And with Appealing to the Visual Sense: Selling a Shiny, Sparkling Home and More Home Staging Tips to Sell Your Home,[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams
Your Favorite Sofa Material?
Posted on July 5, 2013 Not only is this question about understanding consumer preferences and trends, it’s also admittedly a plea for help…. Over the years, I have always bought upholstered sofas – those you would find at Calico Corners, Crate and Barrel and Pottery Barn, for example.  But now I have three cats (and a dog too) who claw, claw my couches to kingdom come, and I’m at my wit’s end. It’s not the hair I mind, it’s the destruction of the couches. What can I do about this? Or maybe even better – what kind of couches can I buy that my cats won’t destroy? Suede? Leather? Microfiber? Other[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams
Your Favorite Household Big-Time Item?
Posted on June 22, 2012 This is another just for fun topic that is similar but different from Your Favorite Home Purchase. In that blog, we were talking about smaller items – flowers, candles, pillows and the like – that you purchased for your home. Now we’re talking about the big kahuna – furniture, appliances, electronics, works of art, rugs – substantial items that add presence to your home. And these items may have been purchased, given as gifts or acquired some other way. So back to the question at hand – what is your favorite household big-time item? Is it a sofa, armchair, flat-screened television, dishwasher drawer, lighting fixture[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams
JAR Home in Weston Center is Open for Business
Posted on April 12, 2012 I am thrilled to announce that JAR Home – “Your destination for Elegant Home Furnishings” - in Weston Center is open for business. The owners of the business, Justine and Amanda Richards (hence the JAR), know Weston well.  In fact, they grew up in Weston and went to local schools – Justine graduated from Dana Hall in Wellesley and Amanda graduated from Weston High School.  They have worked in the interior design field for over a decade, both in Massachusetts and California, and now they are back in Weston with their fabulous business. Located at 391 Boston Post Road formerly the site of Dragon Books, JAR[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams
Your Favorite Home Purchase?
Posted on April 9, 2012 This is one of my just-for-fun topics…. I’m curious to hear about your favorite home purchase. And by that I’m not talking about a major purchase like a sofa, coffee table or flat-screen television. I am referring to a smaller item like a flower arrangement, wreath for the door, seasonal decoration, coffee table book, decorative pillow, candle or air diffuser. Something that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg but has a wonderfully positive effect. So back to the question…. What is your favorite home purchase? Is it something that brightens a room or adds a certain color or look that complements the furniture? Or[...]
By Admin : Lisa C. Williams