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Home Staging Tips: 5 Ways to Sell High and Fast

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Home Staging Guide - How to Sell Your House Quickly at the Highest Price

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Luxury Apartment Living in Downtown San Diego: The Avalon at Cortez Hill

Friday, June 24th, 2011
If you’ve been trying to decide where in the San Diego area you would like to reside, make sure you check out the Avalon at Cortez Hill apartment homes in Downtown San Diego. Residents of this community enjoy living within walking distance to the Gaslamp District of Downtown San Diego, which is full of great restaurants and bars. It is also just a short walk to Petco Park and Balboa Park as well.Avalon at Cortez Hill is located on Ninth Avenue between Ash and A streets downtown. This means you will have easy access to the 5, 94, and 163 freeways. You can choose from a variety of floor plans including studio apartments, one-bedroom and two-bedroom models.
These luxury San Diego apartments come equipped with all the features you could want – or need! – like dishwashers, air conditioners, microwaves, large closets, underground parking and so much more. The amenities of the property include a beautiful pool and hot tub, landscaped BBQ and picnic area, a fitness center, and laundry facilities on every floor – so you never have to walk far to get your laundry done.Avalon at Cortez Hill is a pet friendly community that also boasts some unusual perks: a full service salon, deli, convenience mart and tennis courts – all are located on the premises! There is also a courtesy patrol for your safety and the apartments have a gated entrance with controlled access for added security.

Some of the apartments for rent come already furnished for your convenience. But if you would like to be more involved in how you decorate your new home, why not try our San Diego furniture rental and “test drive” several looks and styles before committing to just one. There is no need to rush out and buy the first thing you see when you can try them all!

Discovering the Best in Mission Valley San Diego Apartment Living

Monday, June 20th, 2011

If you’re looking around San Diego for a cool place to live and don’t know where to start, check out Archstone Presidio View. They offer some of the nicest luxury apartment rentals in the heart of San Diego – Mission Valley, where you’re just minutes from downtown San Diego, several beaches, and Fashion Valley shopping and restaurants as well.

These Mission Valley apartments have been upgraded with some pretty elegant features like granite counter tops, 9-foot ceilings, and built-in computer niches. You can also choose from spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom floor plans to best suit your lifestyle. The amenities available in the community are outstanding: enjoy lounging by the resort-style pool with newly added cabanas and free Wi-Fi access; break a sweat in the large, state-of-the art fitness center that is open 24 hours and comes equipped with a weight area, treadmills, ellipticals, and more; or get some work done in the business center, which offers computers and printers for your convenience.

Archstone is also located next to the Handlery Hotel, which means as a resident of Archstone, you have full access to the hotel’s room service menu. Enjoy free room service delivery with a menu that features items such as appetizers, pizzas, gourmet entrees and even alcoholic beverages. Should you choose to leave the comforts of home, you are surrounded with great shopping, dining and entertainment options – many within walking distance.

Your commute to work or school will be a breeze with easy access to the 8 and 15 freeways right outside the Archstone community. Living in such a desirable area, parking isn’t always the easiest, so be sure to always have your resident parking permit displayed visibly in your car to avoid any hassles like tickets or towing.

Sometimes, for new apartment-dwellers, decorating such a nice unit can be a bit of a challenge. When trying to decide on how to furnish your beautiful new home in the Archstone Presidio View community, don’t commit to any sizes or design styles before you’re absolutely certain. Renting your furniture might be the best solution, depending on your lifestyle. Our San Diego furniture rental makes decorating your new place easy and convenient, and can be a big help in limiting the stress of your move. Try out several furniture possibilities to see what you like, then go from there!

More Summer 2011 Room Design Trends

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Summer is such a fun time to give your home a face lift and we have a whole new batch of fun design ideas for 2011. Using San Diego furniture rental to achieve these trends has never been easier!

honeysuckle color of the year 2011

Color Of the Year
If you aren’t aware of Pantone and their Color Of The Year, it is time you learned! Pantone is the world-renowned authority on color and has been inspiring design professionals with products, services and the leading technology for the colorful exploration for more than 45 years. This year, they have selected Honeysuckle, which can be described as a sort or orangey-pink, as the color of 2011. It’s hard to not feel cheerful when you see a room that has utilized honeysuckle in its design. You can use it for carpeting, furniture, accent walls, or even light fixtures.

organic shapes design trend

Organic Shapes
Rounded and flowing organic shapes are in this summer. Windows, doors, frames and lighting fixtures with a liquid smoothness and feel all fit into this trend.

white backgrounds design trends 2011

Going White
Using a white background with bright colors in small pieces of furniture and distinctive design elements creates a dramatic and trendy contrast this summer. Hanging images on the walls that have a white background with brightly colored focal points can help to tie the trend together in a room.

accent wall design trends 2011

Accent Walls Transformed
Don’t just paint a wall in your house one color and call it an “accent wall” because, this summer, the trend is more interesting and exciting. You can use different shades of wallpaper to take this trend to the next level. Wall imaging is another popular aspect to this trend; choose from having an artist paint directly on your wall or using vinyl or canvas wall art that you can apply directly to the wall yourself, even if you aren’t artistic!

plants to decorate walls

Living Walls
This is such a fun (and environmentally-friendly) trend. Use plants and living greenery to decorate your walls. Although you can’t rent the plants from your local San Diego furniture rental location, you can contact a local installer right here in San Diego to put a live green wall in your home. If you don’t think you can handle the upkeep that is necessary for a live green wall, placing back-lit images of greenery will give the same idea. Green plants promote health and even relaxation, so do yourself a favor, and invest in this trend – one way or another.

Interior Design Trends For Spring & Summer 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Spring is here, which means time to spruce up your home for the warmer weather, longer days, and summer nights, which are just around the corner! There are several fun interior design trends on the horizon this year. Take advantage of all the benefits to using San Diego furniture rental when re-decorating your home this season.


folklore room design
Folkloric Trend
Though the word folkloric is often associated with Latin American cultures, this trend is not tied to any specific culture or heritage, and uses traditional craft and hand-drawn imagery from many countries. It is a mixture of African, Russian, Scandinavian and Indian influences across fabrics, metal work and ceramics. This trend can include well-crafted pieces of furniture, while adding embroidered or patterned textiles for understated warmth; dress your tables in hot summers colors like oranges, reds and pinks to fully embrace the folkloric trend.

so fresh room design
So Fresh Trend
Spring has sprung, so decorate your home with flowers, fabrics and home-wares in a broad range of yellows and soft greens of khaki, moss and olive shades. White lacquer furniture pieces and white porcelain, perfectly complement this trend. You can also utilize rattan garden furniture and natural wood furniture to pull the look together.

1950's room design
50′s Interior Trend
The 1950’s trend is all about being retro with faded red, jade green, and harvest gold colors. Of course, retro prints and the shapes and styles of mid-20th Century Furniture are the perfect combination for this trend.

granny chic room design
Granny Chic Trend
Granny Chic is very similar to the So Fresh Trend but uses contemporary graphics and updates on florals, along with crochet, china, and all things “quintessentially British and homespun”. The central theme of this trend is flowers on tableware, cushions in teal, maroon and muted gold and a real mix of nostalgic flowery wallpapers.

chalky pastels room design
Chalky Pastels Trend
This trend is still going strong with chalky pastels of dusty pink, mint green and pale blue, which have become a key palette for spring & summer 2011. Subtle hints of colors can be added to your tableware and accessories throughout the home. To pull the look together, combine this color palette with matte finishes.