Just For Fun

August 8, 2012 - 12:56 PM
PhinneyWood Summer Streets returns this Friday, August 10th, where much of Greenwood Avenue will be closed down for a fun neighborhood block party in the evening hours (6 to 10PM, so be prepared to reroute if you’re driving). Summer Streets features live music, dancing, activities for the kids and so Read More

1st Annual Greenwood Street Soccer Tournament

PhinneyWood Summer Streets returns this Friday, August 10th, where much of Greenwood Avenue will be closed down for a fun neighborhood block party in the evening hours (6 to 10PM, so be prepared to reroute if you’re driving). Summer Streets features live music, dancing, activities for the kids and so much more. Bring nonperishable food again this year for Seattle’s largest food can pyramid to benefit Greenwood Food Bank, and enjoy the art walk which will spill into the street.

August 3, 2012 - 3:13 PM
I remember looking at a giant gold mirror in my grandma’s house and being totally mesmerized. It was so big, so gold, and so fancy! The sunburst mirror is a classic, and it’s having yet another heyday. I’ve been spotting it on a lot of home design blogs, but there are some handy DIY-ers out there who have Read More

DIY Friday: Sunburst Mirror

I remember looking at a giant gold mirror in my grandma’s house and being totally mesmerized. It was so big, so gold, and so fancy!

The sunburst mirror is a classic, and it’s having yet another heyday. I’ve been spotting it on a lot of home design blogs, but there are some handy DIY-ers out there who have been making their own versions. Check them out! 

August 1, 2012 - 3:34 PM
West Seattle is comprised of a dozen or so neighborhoods in one, all located in the hilly district of Seattle just west of the Duwamish River and across Elliott Bay from downtown. Alki Beach is perhaps the biggest draw to West Seattle, along with the views of the skyline, Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range Read More

Looking for that great neighborhood feel? West Seattle has it all!

West Seattle is comprised of a dozen or so neighborhoods in one, all located in the hilly district of Seattle just west of the Duwamish River and across Elliott Bay from downtown. Alki Beach is perhaps the biggest draw to West Seattle, along with the views of the skyline, Olympic Mountains and Cascade Range. Individuals and families looking for homes in Seattle, will find true comfort in the beautiful neighborhoods of West Seattle. 

July 20, 2012 - 1:30 PM
It's been a while since we posted a color of the week on the blog, so we thought we'd brighten up your Friday afternoon with teal! Teal is an eye-catching jewel tone, and often goes really well with gold, red, and mustard yellow. To see all the colors that we've been pinning - including coral, mint, and Read More

Color of the Week: Teal

It's been a while since we posted a color of the week on the blog, so we thought we'd brighten up your Friday afternoon with teal! Teal is an eye-catching jewel tone, and often goes really well with gold, red, and mustard yellow.

To see all the colors that we've been pinning - including coral, mint, and lavender - check out our Color Schemes Pinterest board for inspiration!

Here are some of my favorite teal pins from this week:

July 18, 2012 - 4:18 PM
Capitol Hill is a neighborhood of neighborhoods, radiating with distinction and diversity. “The Hill” is overflowing with hipsters and creatives of every shape and size. Capitol Hill has personality to spare. Part old money, part counterculture, this quirky metropolis - in all its funky-come-as- Read More

Capitol Hill Block Party 2012

Capitol Hill is a neighborhood of neighborhoods, radiating with distinction and diversity. “The Hill” is overflowing with hipsters and creatives of every shape and size. Capitol Hill has personality to spare. Part old money, part counterculture, this quirky metropolis - in all its funky-come-as-you-are glory - is uniquely Seattle.

July 13, 2012 - 1:52 PM
One of my favorite things about the DIY world is watching the awesome and interesting ways that people reuse things they already have. Below are three awesome projects that were popular on our DIYs and How-to’s Pinterest board this week. Wall Art Made from Paint Chips Head over to Two Girls Being Crafty Read More
July 4, 2012 - 10:55 AM
Fireworks
Wishing you a safe, happy, and spectacular 4th of July!!!!   Read More
June 25, 2012 - 10:38 AM
You can use solar power to heat your home, your water heater, your pool, or to generate electricity. No longer the bulky technology of its first incarnation, modern solar comes from slender panels, in the form of roof shingles or facades. They can be quite elegant, increasing the beauty of a home as well Read More

Solar Offers Powerful Advantages to Homeowners

Solar panels on a roofYou can use solar power to heat your home, your water heater, your pool, or to generate electricity. No longer the bulky technology of its first incarnation, modern solar comes from slender panels, in the form of roof shingles or facades. They can be quite elegant, increasing the beauty of a home as well as its energy efficiency.

Myths about Solar

June 22, 2012 - 12:09 PM
We’ve gone through quite a few home design micro-trends here on the ZipRealty blog, including using the lively chevron, trying out dipped furniture, and using neon to add pizzazz to a room. Today we turn to an old standby: geometric patterns. Geometric patterns have been around since the pyramids (and before Read More
June 21, 2012 - 11:35 AM
It’s the first day of summer, though here in the Bay Area, you wouldn’t know it – the weather is overcast and drizzly – but throughout most of the US, temperatures are really heating up. You’ve probably been ready for summer for months, but is your home ready for the heat? Here are some things to think Read More

How to Prepare Your Home For Summer

It’s the first day of summer, though here in the Bay Area, you wouldn’t know it – the weather is overcast and drizzly – but throughout most of the US, temperatures are really heating up. You’ve probably been ready for summer for months, but is your home ready for the heat? Here are some things to think about to prepare your home for the season.

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