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Color of the Year 2021

While the Pantone Color of the Year definitely takes the top spot as a trend predictor, there are several other players in the COTY game worth paying attention to. After the year we’ve all had, it’s no surprise that people are concerned with their security and comfort, but there’s also still plenty of hope for a brighter future. These color picks definitely reflect those contrasting, yet related feelings that are permeating our society right now. Pantone: Ultimate Gray and Illuminating This is the second time that Pantone has chosen two colors to share the title of Color of the Year. 17-5104 Ultimate Gray and 13-0647 Illuminating are perfectly complementary and support the themes of stability and optimism. The cool gray brings to...

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Design Eye: Which Fireplace Style is Right for Your Home?

It’s that time of year- even in the Lowcountry- where this is a chill in the air and staying snuggled up by the fireplace sounds like the best way to spend a winter’s eve. There are so many design styles out there, how do you know which one is best for you? Brick When many people think of the classic fireplace scene, a red brick fireplace comes to mind. A lot of homeowners have been painting their brick fireplaces in the last decade or so, so you can see a variety of colors out there but white and light gray are the most popular options for painting brick. A fairly straightforward DIY, painting your brick fireplace is a great way to make...

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The Return of the Home Office

With so many people still working primarily from home, and children attending classes virtually, the demand for a dedicated home office space has risen exponentially over the past few months. No matter how much space you have, or what your decorating style, there is a work-from-home setup that will work for you. The Den For some, nothing less than a designated room will do. A private sanctum where you can duck away from it all in relative quiet is a necessity for back to back Zoom meetings and virtual collaborations. Perhaps you need to have shelves of reference books readily available or tools of the trade close at hand. You may want space for a desk, chairs for visitors, and a side...

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The Global Pandemic and The Real Estate Market

Continuing our series of taking a look at how the world of real estate has shifted thanks to the global pandemic of COVID19, here is the second part, dealing with some of the bigger ways the transaction process of buying and selling real estate has been forever altered. Part Two - The Transaction Process Not only has the global pandemic altered what buyers are now looking for in a home, but it has also greatly affected the process of buying and selling property. Remote showings, digital paperwork and virtual tours are the new norm. Let’s take a look at some of the more important changes COVID19 has had on the transaction process of the real estate market. Virtual Open Houses With social distancing the new...

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Hurricane Season: How to Prepare

Unfortunately, it is that time of year again – hurricane season. And this time around things are shaping up to potentially create a storm season with a record number of tropical storms and hurricanes. So here are some basic tips and guidelines for making sure you, and your home, are as prepared as possible for a major storm. If Possible – Get Out If it is at all possible the best thing you can do to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones is to remove yourselves from the immediate path of the hurricane. You don’t necessarily have to go far away, but clearing out from the main path of a storm that could destroy property and shut down access...

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How a Global Pandemic has Changed the Way We Live

Part One - The Foundation It’s undeniable that the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, has changed the way we live and interact. The question on everyone’s minds is, ‘but for how long?’. Unfortunately, we at Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty don’t have an answer to that question. But we can help you navigate this new world of real estate by going over some of the changes we have seen these past few months with regards to what home buyers are looking for and how the home selling process has changed. There is a lot happening in the world of real estate so we’ll be breaking this topic down. Right now, let’s take a look at some of the fundamental changes we are seeing in how...

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The Outdoor Kitchen: 101

The coastal low country enjoys such wonderful weather for so much of the year; it’s only natural that you’d want to take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. One great way to achieve that goal is with an outdoor kitchen. Especially as we are spending more time making meals at home, having a custom outdoor area for preparing food can be a great way to break up the potential monotony. There are a variety of appliances and accoutrements you could utilize to create your dream set up. Let’s take a look at a few of the basic items you should start with as a base for building a great outdoor cooking space. THE GRILL This is a staple for any...

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Colleton River Club: Neighborhood Spotlight

The Colleton River Club in Bluffton, South Carolina, is well known for its numerous preeminent golf courses. Created by such world-renowned designers as Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye and Bruce Borland, the courses and related off-shoots, including practice greens, learning center and pro shop, are unrivaled in their quality and beauty. Situated on a private peninsula, the area also offers its members superb water experiences due to its unparalleled access to the waterways of the Lowcountry. The thoughtful incorporation of nature in the overall community design allows those living there to balance serene privacy with the thriving social and sporting life on offer. The prestigious Colleton River Club, a private golf community in Bluffton, South Carolina, has brokered an exclusive agreement with leading...

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Top 10 House Museums in Savannah

House museums are an important part of the preservation of the history of way of life for a community. We are so fortunate to have an array of historical homes in Historic Downtown Savannah that have been preserved and opened to the public for viewing. Touring these grand examples of past lifestyles is a fun way to spend a summer afternoon. In no particular order, let's take a look at the top ten historical homes in Historic Downtown Savannah that have been turned into museums. Sorrel Weed House Located just across Madison Square from our Savannah office, this historic home is a fine example of Greek Revival and Regency architecture. Built in the 1830s, the Sorrel-Weed House was the first home...

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6 The Point Lane, The Landings, Savannah GA

The Landings at Skidaway Island: Neighborhood Spotlight

[caption id="attachment_869" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] 6 The Point Lane[/caption] Nestled among the sweeping trees of Skidaway Island to the southeast of the city of Savannah, lies a gated community rich in natural wonder. With over 4,000 homesites on the 6,300-acre island, the resort-like neighborhood is enjoyed by people from all walks of life. Whether you looking for a second home to escape the urban hustle and bustle, or perhaps wanting a place to put down roots, The Landings community is a wonderful example of low country living at its finest. The Landings is very much a place for those who enjoy outdoor activities and social gatherings. It boasts six championship golf courses, three tennis centers (totaling 34 courts), two full-service deep-water marinas, five...

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