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7 New Year's Resolutions to Make This Year

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Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
1. Set goals for your home  Write a list, develop a dream board, make a Pinterist board, or create a Houzz ideabook to capture your home goals for the year ahead. Would you like to downsize, go more minimal, be more daring with color, add some art or decor to make your house feel like a home, move to a bigger or smaller city, declutter your home, or finally determine a decorating style that feels just like you? It's all up to you but set those goals so you are focused for the year ahead.
2. Be clean & clear Get a jump on spring cleaning and go through the home room-by-room to clear them of anything that you don't use, wear, or love and donate those items to charity. And resolve to do this periodically too, not just once or twice a year. Cleaning and decluttering (plus organizing) are one of the best and least expensive ways to feel better about, and breathe a little easier in, your home. 
3. Add some green Plants have been proven to improv…

Spruce Up Your Bathroom Inexpensively

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Bathroom remodels can be very expensive. But, there are alternatives that can give your bathroom a great new look for much less money. Here are some things to consider when you want to spruce up your bathroom inexpensively:

1. Consider replacing your old bathroom vanity counter with a new one. Granite and quartz counters can be pre-made with sink and faucet holes ready to go. Make sure you get a new matching undermount sink and faucet to go with it!

2. Consider re-facing or painting your bathroom vanity. New door styles or even just a coat of paint will give it a whole new look. This is an easy (but time consuming) DIY project so you wouldn't necessarily even need to hire someone to do the painting.

3. Consider getting new shower curtains. Nice linen curtains drawn all the way across the shower entrance on the outside of the bath will give a luxurious feel. Save the plastic curtain for the inside of the shower where it will get wet. And this would work to cover older shower doors…

Why hire an interior designer? What's the cost?

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Hint: the cost to hire and interior designer is generally more than this. Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash
When do most people think about when hiring an interior designer? Aesthetic choices: paint colors for the wall; curtains, blinds, or shutters; a new sofa and rug; fabric patterns for pillows; and so on. But there's a lot more that a designer can add to a home. A professional designer can go beyond mere cosmetics to ensure that the whole room feels harmonious through and through, from the space plan (floor plan) to the finishing details to yes, fabric and wall color choices. The designer also deals with a whole host of stores, vendors, contractors, electricians, painters, other artists, and more depending upon the project.

A good interior designer will take your needs, personality, tastes, and lifestyle into account, not just thrust their own style upon you and assume your needs for the project. A good interior designer will also take the time to build relationships and listen to…

Top Outdoor Decor Trends

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Our friends at Club Botanic were featured in Architectural Digest's "Top Outdoor Decor Trends". Take a look at their gorgeous summer wreaths for your yard and then look at the other ideas like modern bird feeders, wind chimes, planters, fire pits, and hammocks to make it a great summer this year! Don't forget about creating your own DIY Fire Bowl/Pot too (like the one in the photo).


New Website

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We've updated our website with a new look. 
Check in out: home.ovolo.house

5 Ways to Splurge and Save

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Forbes has a great list out on 5 ways to splurge and save on your next interior decorating, design, and styling project. Make sure you go check it out; there are some great tips in the list: on.forbes.com/60198Z7Zz

Best Of Houzz Award

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OVOLO Interiors, an interior decorating, design, styling, and staging company serving San Jose and the greater Silicon Valley, has won "Best Of Customer Service" on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. A “Best Of Houzz 2017” badge appears on winners’ profiles, as a sign of their commitment to excellence. The Best Of Houzz Customer Service honors are based on several factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in the previous year. This badge will help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in the San Jose metro area on Houzz. OVOLO prides itself on providing great customer service on all interior decorating, design, styling, and staging services to improve a client's quality of life by taking into account the client’s needs, personality, tastes, and lifestyle so that they can be provided with a personalized design solution they want and need. OVOLO is proud to have been awarded the “Best…