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Certified Short-Term Rental Stylist!

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 Today is an extra special day, because I get to share very exciting news! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ If you've followed this page for a while, I'm sure you've seen me share the @happy_trees_lodge Big Bear Airbnb that I helped to design. 🐻 (If not, seriously go check it out...and you can get 15% off your stay from now through October if you use the code Grace&Joy !). 🀍 Anyway, that ended up being probably one of my favorite and most rewarding projects in a lot of ways...not to mention intriguing. The short-term rental market is both unique and super popular.  So I figured...why not learn a little more about that specific niche so I can continue to expand my horizons?? πŸ€“ I am so thrilled to share that over the past few weeks, I took a very all-encompassing short-term rental certification course through Staging Studio, and I am officially a Certified Short-Term Rental Stylist! I learned SO much, and am so excited to bring this knowledge into our offerings to clients going forward! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ

From a Kitchen Island to a Peninsula

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 This is a true example of how every space has to work for you regardless of what others think, or what they may have done! πŸ‘πŸΌ For this kitchen, we decided to completely remove the kitchen island and instead do a peninsula. 🀯 Why?  Because the island was so small, it was not only NOT adding much function, it was also taking away from practical storage and counterspace. πŸ˜… You may notice that the dishwasher was also removed from the kitchen.  Now for me, I would not last! But this client had only used the dishwasher twice in 5 years, and preferred more cabinet space.  And although we had to have a talk about resale value if she ever sells, it is now the perfect kitchen for HER...and that makes us so incredibly proud! πŸ₯°

90s Retro to Modern Kitchen Transformation

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I mean.... Is there any day more fun than #transformationtuesday? πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ˜ This kitchen went from straight up 90's to modern, beautiful, and completely functional. πŸ™ŒπŸΌ What we did: ⚡️Removed the small island and instead opted for a peninsula ⚡️All new countertops and cabinets ⚡️Removed that 90's ceiling light and put in all new lighting and hardware Viola! πŸ₯°

SHOP THE LOOK: Kitchen Essentials

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No matter how far your design expertise extends, I think we can all do with a little help when it comes to styling our kitchens! From functional pieces to accents, here are some must-haves that will help you tie it all together!

Designed with Grace & Joy X Tailored Living of Carlsbad, Palm Desert & Temecula

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 Man oh man, are we lucky to be able to surround ourselves with professionals who share the same philosophies, values and drive as we do! πŸ™ŒπŸΌ Last week we got the chance to sit down with Tailored Living of Carlsbad, Palm Desert & Temecula and we are simply so excited to be able to have this amazing company as a resource for all our local clients.  The quality and care that goes into each closet, garage, pantry, built in (and so much more) is top notch! ✨ Let's dream up something fun (and functional, of course!) for your space, and watch it come to fruition! And be sure to check them out to see some of the amazing custom solutions that they offer! 🀍

Happy Trees Lodge Loft Game Room Transformation

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 This one not only looks like a completely different space...it actually FEELS like it too! πŸ™ŒπŸ» For this #transformationtuesday, we are so thrilled to share this den transformation with you from @happy_trees_lodge! 🌲  The entire space was really turned upside down, and I think the only thing we left alone was those beautiful wooden doors to the laundry area, because 😍😍😍😍 ✔️ New Flooring  ✔️ New Paint  ✔️ New Window Coverings ✔️ All new functional furnishings, with a sofa sleeper for extra guests ✔️ A comfy feel that makes you excited to relax and have some fun 🀩  What’s the first thing you’d do in this space? I can tell you my husband put in some MILES on that arcade game! πŸ₯΄πŸ˜‚

Awarded Best of the Best for Vacation Rental Design

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 We are SO thrilled to find out that we were among those awarded Best of the Best for vacation rental design by Home Staging Resources! πŸ˜πŸ™ŒπŸΌ This was for all three of the bedrooms of this adorable Big Bear Airbnb, and after finally being able to see the spaces in person last week, this accolade is extra special! πŸ₯° To read the full article and see alllll the before pics, click here: https://homestagingresource.com/vacation-rental-design.../ ✨ By the way...don't forget that if you book from now until October, you can save 15% with the code Grace&Joy !  Head to @happy_trees_lodge to get more info! ✨

Beautiful & Reusable Decorative Bottles for Bathrooms

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 We do so many bathrooms and kitchens, and often times people worry about re-introducing their old shampoo, conditioner, or soap bottles in the new space. πŸ˜… Simple solution: buy decorative bottles and just refill them as needed!  It's not only more beautiful, but it's better for the environment and can be much easier on the wallet! πŸ‘πŸΌ Here are just a few bathrooms and kitchens that we've put decorative bottles in of late...😏

Gender Neutral Kids Bathroom Transformation

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 Happy #transformationtuesday! 🀍 We are SO proud of how this bathroom turned out. 😍 This client wanted to totally transform her kids' bathroom (before her own, no less -- what a good mom! πŸ˜‡), and we were able to do so for much less than she was thinking.  And we had to make sure that it was gender neutral, as it was boy and girl siblings sharing it. Challenge accepted!! πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ Now, the kids have an updated and much more modern space that will last them for years! πŸ₯° Scroll all the way down for the before!