Gema Smith's Blog

Posted on 05/22/2022
Trending plants for your living room
Plants in the living room have been a steadfast interior design trend over the last several years. With this trend's enduring appeal, it's helpful to know more about the most popular plants featured in professional designs. Here are some of the most popular trending plants to have in your space: Monstera deliciosa Monstera deliciosa, sometimes called the Swiss...
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Posted on 05/19/2022
1185 Royston Court, San Jose, CA 95120 is now new to the market!
Situated in prestigious Almaden Valley you will find this amazing stunning home with everything you could be looking for. Fully remodeled modern home with fresh paint inside/out. Open space concept with light-filled living room and large windows. laminated floors thought out the first and second floors. Incredible kitchen with granite counters and stainless-steel appliances and newer cabinets. 6 spacious Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3 Car garage - perfect for Large or Multi-generational family. Huge family room, entertainment area, and simple low maintenance backyard perfect for special occasions. Located in top rated schools, Williams Elementary,...
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Posted on 05/15/2022
Selling: Complete These Home Improvement Projects Before Putting Your Home on the Market
It may seem odd to take on several home improvement projects right before you list your home for sale and move, but it's actually one of the best times to complete them. Minor, budget-friendly home renovations can allow you to sell your home for a higher price and will almost certainly make your home more desirable to the...
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Posted on 05/09/2022
Another Property Sold - 1706 Crest Hill Way, Gilroy, CA 95020
Vacation at home...Seriously! Inviting pool and spa, Tiki hut on the sandy beach, large lounging cabana...It does not get any better! Awesome location nested close to the foothills with a community park across the street. 4 bedrooms (one on the ground floor), 3 full baths (again, on on the ground floor), family room/kitchen with cozy fireplace, separate living room with high ceilings. The master is large with a spacious master bath and walk-in closet. The 2 other bedrooms upstairs share a Jack/Jill bath. Other features include inside laundry room, 3 car garage, and central A/C. Don't walk, RUN to this wonderful...
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Posted on 05/08/2022
Tips for Setting Up a Retro Arcade for Your Home
If you have fond memories of playing video games at a local arcade, you can recreate that experience in your home. While it might sound complicated, creating a retro arcade in your home can be a simple project. Gather the Games You Want Think about the games you want to include in your retro arcade. If you still...
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Posted on 05/01/2022
Budget-Friendly Ways to Customize Your Flower Pots
You don’t need to spend a fortune on expensive flower pots and planters. Decorating a plain pot and turning it into a custom piece is simple and inexpensive and can really make a difference in your plant collection’s aesthetic. No matter your style, terracotta pots make the perfect starting point for this project. Here are some tips you...
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Posted on 04/24/2022
How to Up Your Curb Appeal Without Breaking Your Budget
Looking to sell your home? Before you list, you'll want to make sure your home is looking its best for prospective buyers. Fortunately, there are a few simple and inexpensive steps you can take to boost your property's curb appeal, thus increasing your chances of making a quick sale. 1. Painting the Front Door A fresh coat of...
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Posted on 04/17/2022
7 Modern Design Trends to Try Right Now
Designers are always finding new ways to explore and celebrate modern design. New trends are emerging every day and can provide excellent inspiration for home interiors and exteriors alike. If you’re interested in giving your interior design a fresh update, here are some of the biggest trends in modern design right now: Rattan Rattan has become popular for...
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Posted on 04/14/2022
Another Property Sold - 1227 Yarwood Court, San Jose, CA 95128
Exceptional single story condo located in the heart of Silicon Valley. This beautifully updated condo is perfect for young professionals working from home and or starter home for young couple! Walk into a living sanctuary with recess lighting with deeming features throughout, crown molding, newer laminate flooring, custom tile. All new GE stainless steel appliances- refrigerator, stove/oven & microwave. Master bedroom has a large walk-in-closet. Remodeled bathroom with Rainfall shower heads, decorate tile , clear glass shower door, new vanity sink with frost lights. Enjoy a downstairs unit with spacious patio for outdoor...
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Posted on 04/10/2022
How to make a coffee table: DIY furniture for your living room
To stretch your crafting skills while saving money on home decor, consider DIY furniture for your living room. From benches to shelving to accent tables, there are many projects for DIY enthusiasts of all experience levels. Here’s a guide for a new DIY hairpin leg coffee table to get you started: DIY Furniture materials you’ll need Scrap wood...
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Posted on 04/03/2022
Designer Tips for Decorating With Red
Red is a trending color in interior design and for good reason. It’s a color that evokes passion and energy and can be a perfect addition to your home’s color palette. However, red can also be intimidating to use. While many rooms using red walls, furniture or otherwise feel perfectly comfortable and aesthetically pleasing, it’s also easy to...
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Posted on 03/27/2022
Dream home interior & exterior design tips
If you're designing a custom home interior and exterior, there are countless options available to you. Sometimes the amount of options and freedom can be more overwhelming than working within a strict template. Luckily, there are some simple ways to approach the process to make it easier to design your perfect living space. Here are some tips for...
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