Woods Bros Realty agents and staff

Woods Bros Realty agents and staff gather to plant trees.


Woods Bros Realty agents and staff recently planted 125 trees in the Pioneers Park area, in honor of the company’s 125-plus years in the community.

Woods Bros Realty worked with Lincoln Parks and Recreation to line several areas of the park and the golf course with trees. The company wanted to give back to the community, and decided to honor some of its history with Pioneers Park.

Legend has it that Mark Woods was the one who suggested to John F. Harris that he should gift a park to the citizens of Lincoln. It was also reported (by F. Pace Woods II in his “Keeping the Pace” series) that the Woods family donated evergreen trees and lilac bushes from their nursery.

Arla Meyer

Arla Meyer

Arla Meyer, managing broker of the Woods Bros Lincolnshire Square office, coordinated the event.

“This is a way to give back to something Woods Bros was a part of since the beginning,” she said. “It’s the little things that can and do make a difference.”

Dozens of agents and staff arrived at the park September 19, 2015, and had 125 trees planted in just over one hour.

See more photos from the event.


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fall-home-wreathWhen the bustling green of summer settles into the calmer yellows and oranges of fall, it can be a great season to sell your home. The fall season also turns many to thoughts of the holidays and the space they may need to entertain. As buyers think ahead to cranberries and pine, you can use this transition period to highlight the best features of your home.

Here are 5 expert tips to sell your home quickly this fall:

Create a fall-inspired first impression

From the curb appeal to the walkthrough, utilize the color and scents of the fall harvest season to create a warm and cozy impression that buyers will linger on. Accent your front door with an autumn wreath and carry those hues inside with flowers and candles for a more emotional connection. Open blinds just enough to bring in light and outside colors.

Empty your closets

Pare down those closets, cupboards, and drawers. Home buyers often have storage in mind, so be sure your closets and shelves are staged to showcase the space they offer. Experts recommend removal of one-third of your stuff to highlight storage space.

Sell your house not your home

Improve the web appeal of your listing through depersonalization, one of the expert secrets to a best showing. Use other staging strategies to remove clutter and select furniture arrangements room by room. Remove family photos and other sentimental items as you stage each room. Deep clean and reposition ambient lighting as you go to ensure a move-in-ready lasting impression.

Make those needed repairs

Most likely you are well aware of that nagging dripping faucet in the upper level bath, or that deep scratch in the kitchen trim near the stove. Take the time to make those necessary and top-of-mind repairs that you can do yourself.

Trust your agent

As you work with your agent on the listing detail, be open to advice on selling price and marketing. Remember your agent has an objective view of your home and can recommend features to highlight in the listing. Allow for that give-and-take with your agent on best ideas for where to position your listing to get noticed and, ultimately, to your closing.

Visit our website for more tips on selling your home.

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October Fall Days, a busy and colorful time in Lincoln.

Check out our list of favorites:

10/1 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. TEDxLincoln

10/1-10/4 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. CKC Cornhusker Kennel Club and Platte Valley Kennel Club’s Husker Valley Cluster Dog Show  Lancaster Event Center

10/2-10/31 October Laser Shows: Halloween Laser Spooktacular Morrill Hall Planetarium   (check website for show times)

10/03 5:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Piedmont Oktoberfest 1265 S Cotner

10/4  7:00 p.m.  Lincoln Historical Ghost Quest Haunted Walking Tours in Lincoln  North side of the Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St

10/2  5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk

10/2  7:30 p.m. Tony Bennet Lied Center 12th & R

10/3 5:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Starting Waves  Market to Market Relay Omaha to Lincoln finishing in Haymarket N 8th St

10/4 -10/11 Sat & Sun 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon-Fri 6:00-8:00 p.m. Parade of Homes

10/7 5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. European Motorcycle Night 1st Wed. of each month April-October N 8th St between P and Q St.

10/8 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse Light Bulbs Community Event at Haymarket Park  (no admission charge).  A time when you can see all 51 Light Bulbs displayed on the concourse, meet many of the Artists.

10/9 6:30 p.m. Illuminating Lincoln: Lighthouse Light Bulbs Auction at Haymarket Park

10/9 7:30 p.m. The Fab Four– The Ultimate Tribute Lied Center 12th & R

10/9 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Wild Fall Festival Pioneers Park Nature Center 3201 S Coddington

10/10 8:30 a.m. 2015 Pumpkin Run Pioneers Park 3201 S Coddington

10/10 TBD Wisconsin vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium

10/11 7:00 p.m. Def Leppard special guests Foreigner and Night Ranger Pinnacle Bank Arena

10/16 7:30 p.m. Darius Rucker Southern Style Tour Pinnacle Bank Arena

10/17 7:30 p.m. Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience Pinnacle Bank Arena

10/22-10/23 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Happy HallowGreen Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St

10/23 7:00 p.m. Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA Preseason Basketball Game Pinnacle Bank Arena

10/24 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m. Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Woods Park 31st & J

10/24 TBD Northwestern vs NE Cornhuskers Memorial Stadium

10/26-10/30 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  Boo at the Zoo Lincoln Children’s ZOO 1222 S 27th St

10/30 Woods Bros Halloween Haunted House 4:30-6:30 p.m.: Kid-Friendly Version with Treats, 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Scary Version, Lincolnshire Square Office 7141 A St.

Ongoing Events:

Haymarket Farmers Market Saturdays thru Oct 10th  8th St and P 8:00 a.m. – Noon Rain or Shine

Old Cheney Road Farmers Market Sundays thru Oct 25th 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. thru Rain or Shine Old Cheney Rd (behind the Lincoln Racquet Club)

Area Pumpkin Patches:

JK’s Pumpkin Patch Open every Fri, Sat, Sun thru Oct 31st 757 Bluff Rd, Lincoln 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Roca Berry Farm Open every day thru Oct 31st 16531 S 38th St, Roca 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Martin’s Hillside Orchard Open Tues-Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. thru Oct 31st 2024 Ashland Rd, Ceresco

Bloom Where You’re Planted Farm Open Fri 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Sat & Sun 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. thru Oct 31st 911 108th St, Avoca

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Buss, Holly

Holly Buss

Holly Buss joins the Wilderness Hills office. She grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended College View Academy and Union College. Her hobbies include spending time with her three children, gardening and bike riding with her family. Holly can be reached at 402-217-0692 or www.woodsbros.com/hollybuss.

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Lincoln’s Little Free Libraries   September 11th, 2015

Little Free Library

A Little Free Library in Thompson Creek neighborhood in Lincoln.

Lincoln has always been a city that encouraged community involvement through literature. From summer reading programs at the public libraries to One Book, One Lincoln, the city thrives in the works of great writers. A more recent trend catching the attention of the nation are Little Free Libraries. Beginning in the early 2000s, Tedd Bol, of Wisconsin, founded the nonprofit organization Little Free Library. The aim of this organization is to promote literacy in communities by encouraging people to build birdhouse-like libraries on their properties. After being stocked with books, community members are encouraged to browse the shelves of these boxes to pick up a book in exchange for another. After a few years, the sensation swept its way to Lincoln, Nebraska where there are now over 50 Little Free Libraries (LFL) scattered across the city.

“It’s like giving life to books that otherwise might just be sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust.” says Sarah Wheeler, a Lincoln resident.  She continues, “It’s getting to put an adventure you have been on into someone else’s hands to enjoy while picking up a new mystery for yourself to discover.” These sentiments are echoed across every type of person Lincoln has to offer.

Each owner of a Little Free Library who registers with the nationwide nonprofit receives a spot in the national index as well as a sign to hang on their library. Owners take books from their own collections or receive books by donation to start the “Take a Book, Leave a Book” trade. Some libraries are host to guest logs in which participants in the exchanges express a great deal of gratitude for the opportunity to experience new literature. Often they write about how thankful they are to find books for all ages. Individuals praise the concept of sharing not only meaningful books, but also experiences.

“For me it’s the people I’ve met. From neighbors wanting to talk to me about my LFL to meeting other LFL stewards in Lincoln,” states Bob Dipaolo. “I never would have had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people in person & online if not for my Little Free Library. Little Free Libraries are SO much more than the books. It’s community.”

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September events in Lincoln   September 1st, 2015

September in Lincoln is the start of Nebraska Football, festivals, and fall.    


Fall Leaves by Susan Miller

Check out our list of favorites:

09/01-09/04 Lincoln Saltdogs vs Joplin Blasters
09/01 Game 1: 6:35 p.m.
09/02 Game 2: 11:00 a.m.
09/03 Game 3: 6:35 p.m.
09/04 Game 4: 7:05 p.m.

09/02  5:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.   European Motorcycle Night First Wednesday of each month April-October North 8th St between P and Q St.

09/04  7:00 p.m.  Lincoln Historical Ghost Quest Haunted Walking Tours in Lincoln  North side of the Nebraska State Capitol Building 1445 K St

09/04  5:00-9:00 p.m. First Friday Art Walk

09/04  7:30 p.m. Nebraska Jazz Orchestra

09/05  2:30 p.m.  BYU Cougars vs NE Cornhuskers  Memorial Stadium

09/11 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Adult Takeover Game Night! Lincoln Children’s Museum 1420 P St

09/12  7:00 p.m.  South Alabama vs NE Cornhuskers  Memorial Stadium

09/13 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Capitol City Ford and Mustang Club All Makes Havelock Auto & Truck Show 6232 Havelock Ave

09/15  4 – 7 p.m. Sheldon Museum of Art Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus at the corner of 12th and R St

09/19 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Art in the Garden Sunken Gardens Capitol Parkway and 27th St.

09/24 7:30 p.m. Shania Twain Special guest Gavin DeGraw  Pinnacle Bank Arena

09/26  11:00 a.m.  Southern Miss vs NE Cornhuskers  Memorial Stadium

09/26-09/27 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Lincoln Arts Festival SouthPointe Pavillions 2910 Pine Lake Rd

sunken gardens

Sunken Gardens by Joanne McCoy

Ongoing Events:

Haymarket Farmers Market Saturdays thru Oct 10th  8th St and P 8 a.m. – Noon Rain or Shine

Old Cheney Road Farmers Market Sundays thru Oct 25th  10 a.m. – 2PM thru Rain or Shine  Old Cheney Rd (behind the Lincoln Racquet Club)

Fallbrook Farmers’ Market Thursdays thru September 4:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Rain or Shine 570 Fallbrook Blvd

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Remodeling to sell   August 26th, 2015


There are several reasons for remodeling your home. One is because things are broken or worn out and just don’t function as they should. Outdated finishes and features are another reason. A third is to update with the thought of selling your home. It is the last reason I’d like to address here.

Having remodeled hundreds of homes in Lincoln during the past 30 years, I was often asked the same question over and over …”Will we get our money out of this project when we are ready to sell?” My answer was usually, “No, but you will get the benefit of enjoying the new space for as long as you live here.” That intangible benefit is worth a lot more than dollars and cents in my opinion.

Now, in my second career as REALTOR®, I often hear, “We just spent $30,000 on our kitchen, so shouldn’t our home be worth at least that much more now?” My answer now is, “No, but you have enjoyed your new kitchen while you lived here ,and now, your home will be market ready and should sell quicker than if you had done nothing.”

Kitchens and bathrooms are the two areas that buyers pay close attention to. It makes sense to keep them updated to current trends and functionality if you want to sell your home quickly and for the highest price. Just don’t expect to reap 100 percent of what you invested. One reason for that is the new owners may not value the super expensive custom-made tile you chose or instead of the unique whirlpool tub you installed, the new buyers would have rather had a large walk-in shower. If you are remodeling for the sole purpose of getting your home ready for sale, my advice is to keep things neutral and don’t go overboard on big ticket items that are not absolutely necessary.

Remodeling your home to sell will reap some additional dollars in your pocket, and it will also certainly make your home more attractive to potential buyers. We are finding that the majority of buyers are looking for more of a move-in ready home these days rather than for homes that require a lot of updating.

Some of the best things to do to increase the market value of your home are also the least expensive. The caveat is they require a little sweat and effort. De-cluttering is always a good idea. Box things up and rent a temporary storage unit if you have to. It will pay off in the long run. Buyers don’t want to walk into a cluttered, crowded home. It make it harder for them to visualize how they would use the space. A good thorough deep cleaning is a no brainer. Dirty counters and floors, dust and clumps of dog hair are not things buyers want to see. If your home smells bad from smoking or pets, there are companies that can help neutralize those odors which are an instant turn-off to many would-be buyers.

The first impression buyers get is from the street as they drive by. Homes that have what is known as “curb appeal” are inviting because they don’t have peeling paint, overgrown landscaping, missing downspouts, etc. Spend a few hours or a few days, if necessary and do some pruning, painting and deferred maintenance on your exterior, and you will increase your odds of that would-be buyer wanting to see the inside of your home.

Once you get the prospective buyers inside, that is your opportunity to sell them on the features and benefits of how you have maintained and updated your home. If buyers are looking at your home, that means they have already decided that it is in the area of town they want to live in, and your home is in their price range. If you have made significant improvements, make sure you or your REALTOR® points those things out.

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sellers market

Lincoln’s been in a seller’s market for the last several years. But what does that really mean?

Clearly, a seller’s market benefits the seller. Right now Lincoln’s inventory of available houses for sale is extremely low. Sellers don’t have a lot of competition from other sellers, so buyers only have a limited number of options. The law of supply and demand tells us that when supply is low, prices will go up. It also means we’re likely to see multiple offers frequently – a larger number of buyers chasing a limited number of homes.

The conventional wisdom in real estate is that a balanced market – favoring neither the buyer nor seller – is a 6-month inventory of homes. That means if no other homes came on the market during that time, it would take 6 months to sell all the homes for sale.

In most price ranges, Lincoln currently has between a 1.5- and 4-month supply of houses. Advantage – seller.

At some point in the future, the market will shift, and buyers will have the edge. What will that look like? We’ll have an abundance of homes to sell – buyers will be able to wait longer for the right house, and won’t face as much pressure to pay top dollar. Sellers will have to make sure their home has that ‘wow factor’ and is priced correctly in order to sell quickly.

The market is cyclical by nature, and right now the sellers have the clear advantage. For buyers, though, interest rates are still very low, so if it makes sense to buy instead of rent, or move up from an existing home, they shouldn’t be completely discouraged. There’s opportunity for everyone – if you’re considering a move, let’s talk and figure out how we can make the market work in your favor!

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Wince Morris

Wince Morris

Wince Morris joins the Lincolnshire office. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami, Ohio. His hobbies include martial arts, reading and spending time with his family. Wince can be reached at 402-560-1727 or wince.morris@woodsbros.com.

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Ashley Person

Ashley Person

Ashley Person joins the Country Club office. He has been in real estate since 2010. His hobbies include golf, travel and spending time with his family. Ashley can be reached at 402-202-2752 or Ashley.Person@woodsbros.com.

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Jillayne Nelson

Jillayne Nelson

Jillayne Nelson joins the Lincolnshire office.  She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she earned a bachelor’s degree in International/Global Studies and Spanish. Her hobbies include walking, biking and travel. Jillayne can be reached at 402-680-3161 or jillayne.nelson@woodsbros.com

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Vicki Carper

Vicki Carper

Vicki Carper joins the Lincolnshire office. She is a life long Lincoln resident. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and earned a masters degree from Doane College. Her hobbies include gardening, walking and attending sporting events. Vicki can be reached at 402-432-5671 or vicki.carper@woodsbros.com.

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Distinguished Nebraskans   July 17th, 2015

The NEBRASKAland Foundation was created in 1962 under the leadership of Governor Frank Morrison to contribute to the social, historic, cultural, and economic wellbeing of Nebraska. The Foundation sponsors activities around the state that engage youth, working to enhance their historical knowledge of Nebraska’s proud artistic and social heritage. The Foundation also works to promote Nebraska’s many wonderful and unique assets to visitors, ranging from business opportunities to tourism.

From the organization’s Web site:
The NEBRASKAland Foundation, Inc., was established to express as well as enrich the value of Nebraska’s Good Life for our citizens from all walks of life and to portray and promote the quality of its life to our visitors.

The NEBRASKAland Foundation’s signature event is its annual Statehood Day Dinner that is held at the Nebraska State Capitol. The black tie evening and celebration of distinguished Nebraskans is presided by Nebraska’s sitting Governor, who serves as the Foundation’s Chairperson. Through the years the roll call of award-winning honorees has been impressive. Dr. Tom Osborne was named the original Distinguished NEBRASKAlander in 1982. Since then, artists, clergy, educators, military personnel, politicians, and others have joined him, hailing from all areas of the state.

In 2009, the Foundation chose to honor the family of Colonel F.M. Woods with the Distinguished NEBRASKAlander award. The program notes from the ceremony (reprinted below with permission and a few italicized updates) is a terrific summary review of several of the Woods families’ accomplishments, aspirations, and initiatives.

In 1873, Frederick M. Woods, a livestock auctioneer, relocated his family from Illinois to Lincoln, Nebraska. From the beginning, Frederick, better known as “Colonel,” along with three of his sons, Frank, George, and Mark, were at the forefront of business, community, and cultural development in Nebraska.

They were leaders in everything that helped Lincoln grow into one of America’s finest cities. These enterprises included horse importing (Watson, Woods Brothers & Kelly); residential and commercial development (Woods Bros Realty); telephone service (Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph); aviation manufacturing (Arrow Aircraft Corporation); and charity (Woods Charitable Fund).

The Colonel’s broad knowledge of thoroughbred cattle built his reputation as an auctioneer. The editor of the Breeder’s Gazette wrote, “For more than forty years he was engaged in an ever-widening field as an auction salesman of purebred stock. Wherever livestock improvement was a factor in the United States or Canada, the effect of his potential influence was felt.” The Colonel was in such demand, that sale dates had to be made at least a year in advance.

In 1880, the Watson, Woods Brothers & Kelly Company started importing draft horses from Europe. Mark and George Woods served as the stateside salesmen. In 1914, the La Percheron Society of France asked the Company to take six award winning Percheron horses to the United States because the Society felt certain that the fine breed stock would be slaughtered to feed the German army. The Company grew to become the largest importers of registered draft horses in the mid-west and the second largest importers in America.

In 1889, Mark and George Woods founded Woods Brothers Realty.

In 1903, Frank Woods was hired by Charles and Frank Bills to establish Western Union Independent Telephone Company, a new, independent telephone company. One year later, the company changed names to Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph and began processing calls for its customers. By 1925, LT&T reported that it had the highest telephone saturation rate in the entire United States.

In 1925, the Arrow Aircraft Corporation entered the aviation industry as a pioneer in the manufacture of biplanes. The Corporation sought to meet the boom in demand for small and inexpensive aircraft following Charles Lindberg’s successful solo trans-Atlantic flight.

Frank Woods established the Woods Charitable Fund in 1941 as the philanthropic expression of the Woods family. The Fund provided capital and leadership to create the Lincoln Community Foundation. To date, the Fund has awarded more than individual 1,850 grants, totaling more than $47,700,000, in the fields of arts & culture, human services, civic issues and education.

Today, portions of the fifth, sixth, and seventh generations of the Colonel Woods family reside in Nebraska. For their significant impact on the city of Lincoln and the state of Nebraska, the NEBRASKAland Foundation is pleased to honor the Woods family with the 2009 Distinguished
NEBRASKAlander Award.

The NEBRASKAland Foundation promotes Nebraska through programs and awards that celebrate the State’s social, historical, cultural, educational and economic heritage.

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HomeServices of Nebraska recently promoted Andie Gaide to Director of Education for the Larabee School of Real Estate and hired Turan Odabasi as Regional General Counsel, David Kaseman as Sales Force Business Development Manager, and Lindsey Cox as Home Warranty Coordinator.

Gaide has held four positions within the company within the past four years, which allows her to see the real estate business from the point of view of an agent and a staff member. She will continue as Director of Home Owners Plus, the company’s home services membership program, in addition to heading up the real estate school. Gaide holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication from Concordia University in Seward. She grew up in Colorado in a real estate family and loves to stay active, cook and spend time with friends and family.

Odabasi previously spent 21 years at the University of Nebraska, the last 11 of which were as Associate General Counsel. Originally from St. Paul, Neb., he holds a bachelor of science from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Nebraska College of Law. He was a member of the Leadership Lincoln Class XVII. Odabasi and his wife, Cynthia, have two daughters—Cassie, 26, and Rachel, 12—and a Labrador Retriever, Trixie.

Kaseman, in his new role, will help Woods Bros Realty agents build their businesses while achieving a positive work-life balance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westmar College and was previously a sales force trainer for 3M Company, owner of Physicians Business Management, and has been a REALTOR® since 2010, having been named Woods Bros Realty’s Shining Star for his success as a new agent. He enjoys gardening, yoga, grilling, and raising two young children.

Cox will work as a liaison between Woods Bros clients and the company’s home warranty provider. She comes from Nelnet and has years of customer service experience, including hospitality and timeshare. She was raised in Lincoln and graduated from Lincoln High School, then attended McPherson College in Kansas. She and her husband, Joey, have a four-year-old son, Peyton. They enjoy camping, traveling, swimming and spending time with family and friends.

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5 Tips to Mix Patterns and Textures Like a Designer

by Jolene Wismer
Design Consultant,
Custom Blinds & Design


Mixing patterns and textures is a great way to personalize your space and add interest to any room, making your home feel more established and inviting.  Use your upholstery, rugs, pillows, draperies, ottomans, wall papers, and accessories to apply different textures and patterns in a space.

1.  Follow the basic design rule of thumb for adding pattern:  a neutral palette and adding color/pattern as an accent. To achieve an eclectic look for your space, find 3 patterns to use in one room.  Consider using the 60/30/10 approach;  60% of your favorite selection, 30% with your second choice, and 10% being an accent (i.e. pillow, side chair).  You’re not limited to these guidelines, they’re just good formulas to follow if you need direction.

2.  Start with the basics:  Use a black and white pattern first. A black and white accent will sharpen up the look of any room, adding that WOW factor your space might be missing.  The smaller the pattern scale, the less bold.  But it’s OK to go bold!  You don’t have to upholster an entire chair with this concept, just try a couple of pillows or a throw for now.

3.  Pattern and texture will also compliment a ‘cleaner’ more contemporary space. You can maintain a preferred minimalist look if you add your patterns to different parts of the room, i.e. by limiting the patterns to a small chair or pillow in one corner…an ottoman or bench in another part of the room…or by applying very subtle neutral tone-on-tone patterns for your fabrics and rugs.  For a more muted space, try using textures instead of patterns.

4.  For an effortlessly stylish look, mix the old with the new. Mix a classic French scenic toile (Google it, it’s a real fabric!), with a bold, contemporary geometric pattern, or a traditional plaid with some fun polka dots!  Trust yourself; if you like it, it works!  If you’re unsure, you might always feel that way and so, it doesn’t work!  If you love a particular fabric or pattern, you will find its compliment…it’s out there, so keep looking!

5.  If you’re using different colors, consider sticking with the same saturation for each hue. Just keep those deeper saturated colors consistent from one pattern to the next. If you like a lot of contrast, mix different colors with different saturation levels (i.e. mixing jewel tones with pastels), but repeat some colors from one fabric to the next.  If you do a dark green striped pillow, pull that green from those stripes and select a fabric with that same green somewhere in that pattern.

Experiment with trial and error…have fun, and you’ll achieve a look you love!

Contact a Custom Blinds and Design professional for more tips to help you design your dream room!

6101 S. 56th Street Lincoln, NE 68516  402-730-2000

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