Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design has won a "Best of Houzz" award for Customer Service on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Founded in 2004, by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design was chosen by the millions of homeowners that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 2.7 million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. 

This is the 10 year anniversary of the Best of Houzz awards program, and Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design's 5th win for Customer Service.

"We launched the Best of Houzz awards program over a decade ago to highlight the work of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry," said Liza Hausman, vice president of Industry Marketing at Houzz. "We are extremely proud of this year's winners, many of whom have won multiple times, and we're pleased to give them this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

"Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design is very grateful to have been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for the 5th year in a row. We are thankful to our amazing clients, and humbled that our commitement to quality and customer service in our interior design, professional home staging and luxury home staging, and model home merchandising services has been recognized again by the Houzz community," said Inglis.

 

 

 

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Originally Published on Rent.com. By Charlsie Niemiec.

Pick a shade, any shade — the popular paint colors for 2022 offer something for any aesthetic!

You've probably seen them by now, the many popular paint colors for 2022. From Pantone's Color of the Year Very Peri to Benjamin Moore's October Mist, the shades of 2022 offer something for everyone's aesthetic. Whether you live for bold and moody hues or you prefer lighter or softer shades, the popular paint colors for 2022 truly run the gamut — which is why we talked with interior designers and paint experts about the best ways to style your apartment using these trendy colors. 

 

Here's what our experts had to say about tying 2022's chicest shades into your current living space.

1. Open your arms and embrace change

"People are craving change in just about everything this year. One result of this need for change is the use of more color in interior design, which is a departure from the all-white design schemes that have dominated the last decade," says Aaron Hall, owner of Painter1.com. "Four of the biggest paint companies (Sherwin Williams, Pantone, Behr & Delux and Benjamin Moore) all chose a 2022 Color of the Year in either a blue or green tone. These muted variations evoke the ultimate feeling of serenity, which is exactly what we all need right now!

"Also, color tones that complement these muted blue and green shades are creamy whites, warm-gray whites, natural wood tones and light or deep hues of gold, orange and peach. Try accent pieces in bold green, mustard yellow, royal blue or poppy red. Often, a rug, a favorite piece of art or patterned upholstery can be a great source of inspiration for beautiful interior color schemes."

2. Make a statement

"2022 is the year of making statements! Show off your personal growth by expressing your boldness with an ocean of blues, greens and moody black hues," says Autumn Rose Interiors. "You can start by adding a pop of dark accents to bookshelves and table-scapes. Once you're ready, try long, dark, luscious drapes to provide a beautiful contrast to neutral light walls or take it to the next level with a surprise room — like a dark, moody powder bath or bedroom."

3. Paint the ceiling

“Warmed up neutrals are a great way to incorporate trends but in a way that's timeless, easy and renter-friendly because it'll be easy to paint over if you move out. I love creamier shades of white on the walls paired with bright white trim and moldings," says Kaitlin Madden. “Moody hues are big right now, especially blues and greens. For a look that's very 2022, paint both walls and the ceiling (check with your landlord first!). If that's not an option, try it with furniture. Paint a kitchen cart your favorite shade and use it as an island, for example."

4. Be bold

“We love using bold colors, such as the Van Deusen Blue from Benjamin Moore (one of Benjamin Moore's most popular blues), to create vibrant accent walls in a property, especially in dining room areas to add a dramatic effect and visual interest," says Pavel Khaykin from Pavel Buys Houses. "When paired with a neutral contrasting wall paint color, such as Benjamin Moore's Classic Gray, the combination brings great energy to a room and goes beautifully with wood floors, especially white furnishings and fixtures. A small cosmetic update like this is fairly easy and quick to accomplish and can make your property truly stand out."

5. Add a little pizazz with framed art

“Chameleon colors like Sherwin Williams Sea Salt or Benjamin Moore's October Mist allow renters to add relatively neutral colors to their space to make it their own," says Port City Paint in Wilmington, NC. "When paired with shades of linen or gray — either paint or furniture — your home becomes a personal reflection of you! Add a pop of color with yellow, blue or coral throw pillows or framed art to add a little pizazz. A home office or workspace painted with a complementary color like Benjamin Moore Crisp Linen gives brightness and a sense of calm to the space. Accent a spare bedroom wall, half bath or a wall in your office space with a pop of periwinkle blue to bring the palate full circle."

6. Frame your favorite wallpaper

"A really fun way to bring style and design into a rental home is framed wallpaper! It is less expensive than wallpapering an entire wall," says stylist and designer Becky McFarland Cox. "The key is coordinating the wallpaper with a contemporary paint color like Benjamin Moore's October Mist. Framing wallpaper gives a huge visual impact and the best part is you can take it with you when you move!"

7. Get dramatic with warm neutrals and dramatic depth

“When people hear terracotta they instinctively see an image of typical terracotta colored tiles which naturally leads to envisioning a southwest aesthetic. However, terracotta is so much more than that!" says the Crimson Design Group in Columbus, OH. "Start with a terracotta-colored base piece — think large pieces of furniture like a couch or cabinet — and use an assortment of colors in the terracotta family like oranges and reds for your accent pieces. Your space will become much richer and a lot more interesting!"

 

"Bringing in aquas or emeralds can be as simple as incorporating live greenery or accessories like throw pillows or vases into a more subdued space. It adds life and vibrancy!"

 

"Additionally, vibrant and earthy shades are an excellent way to incorporate color into your space, especially through our personal favorite, gallery walls! You can also use baskets, frames or plates to bring a vibrant earthiness to your space."

 

"People are often scared of black paint but they don't need to be — there is a reason it is known as the chicest color. It can be used to create a stunning moody romantic space that encourages intimate conversation. Use different shades of black to layer as the background with warm neutrals mixed in for a modern space. It can also be the perfect contrasting trim to white walls!"

8. Look to your lighting

"To get the most out of your moody hues, we recommend leaning into different layers of lighting. It's hard to feel “the vibe" that a room full of aubergines and forest greens creates when all you have is super-bright overhead light fixtures," says Kind Interior Design. "Add lamps for task and accent lighting in various zones around your space. Replace the bulbs in your overhead (ambient) light fixtures with smart bulbs to be able to dim your lights if your home isn't wired for it. Dark and moody hues like Benjamins Moores's Backwoods become rich and luxurious when adequately (but softly) lit."

9. Opt for complementary shades when playing with paint colors for 2022

"A soft and earthy shade easily harmonizes with your floors, furniture and appliances," says Sandpiper Listings. "Benjamin Moore's October Mist is light enough to make rooms appear larger and it pairs perfectly with accessories and fixtures. Its calming tone is ideal for walls, doors or cabinetry. This sophisticated and modern color is complementary to blues, purples and darker shades of green."

10. Play with greige undertones

“Evergreen Fog is Sherwin Williams' 2022 color of the year for good reason! This incredibly elegant, cool paint color can be used in bedrooms, bathrooms, accent walls or even cabinets to instantly give your home a more sophisticated look," says Brandon Griffin, founder and owner of Triangle Pro Painting. "For a bold contrast, try pairing Evergreen Fog with Sherwin Williams Alabaster, as they both share the same greige undertone."

11. Make your walls the main feature

"Our color palette typically consists of a white, a neutral and a dark pop. Oftentimes, smaller spaces and rental walls get neglected but we've found that by adding a punch color, not only grounds a room but can make it feel bigger and taller," says Terra Sol Design Co. "Here are our top choices for giving those walls the feature they deserve!"

  • Sherwin Williams Modern Grey (7632) - A perfect mix of grey and beige
  • Magnolia Home Fine Black - A grey/blue/black
  • Sherwin Williams Iron Ore (7069) - A charcoal/navy/black

"Additionally, use light or white decor and wood furnishings against a dark wall for the ultimate wow factor."

12. Amplify your furniture style

Joan Inglis, a model home merchandiser, interior designer, and master staging professional shared three ways to incorporate paint colors for 2022 into your space:

 

"Sherwin Williams Evergreen Fog is a muted green shade, it works well with terracotta and dark green colors. Since most apartment walls are initially painted white or off-white, Evergreen Fog can be a good choice as a soothing focal point wall behind the bed or in a bathroom." Look for Evergreen Fog in upholstery, pillows and artwork. Bring in deeper companion tones such as Sherwin Williams "Rookwood Sash Green" and "Rookwood Terra Cotta" in textiles, art and accessories. Both deep colors will function as attention-grabbers and will intesify the appeal of your décor."

 

"Benjamin Moore October Mist makes me envision the apartment-dweller sipping a cup of green tea on their balcony while enjoying the cooler fall temperature. Consider using the very pale sage green color of October Mist to paint outdoor furniture, pottery and vintage accent furniture pieces. Bring in medium and darker tones in compatible sandy tan and caramel-like Benjamin Moore "Sandy Brown" and "Etruscan." Both will pair well with October Mist in solids and patterns mixed with white, off-white and black."

 

"Blacks, charcoals, dark browns and navy work well in design provided you have enough white or off-white to create balance. Dark rooms can negatively affect your emotions. So you don't want to surround yourself with black walls, black trim, black draperies and very little natural light. Darkest colors work best in rooms flooded with light, like a sunroom, or used as an accent surrounding bay windows. Anywhere fixtures and surfaces are solid white, black and dark colors can work well."

 

13. Play with dimension 

"If you are looking to charm with a touch of elegance and yet still be trendy, aquas and greens are two jeweled hues that will give you exactly what you are looking for," says Justin Brown, owner of J Brown Painting, "Brighten up your homes to the soothing gentleness of the color aqua or if you are looking to add a rich dimension to your space, emerald green is your go-to. The versatility of these colors is guaranteed to make a statement."

 

Get to painting!

With so many popular paint colors for 2022, the possibilities are endless! What are you waiting for? Head to the store for paint, paint rollers, paintbrushes, painter's tape and drop cloths — the necessities — and get to work!

 

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Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design has been notified that they are one of the top five high-scoring finalists in the category of Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Detached - Priced Under $500,000 for the Home Builders Association of Greater Charlotte's Major Achievement in Market Excellence (MAME) Awards.20190315 011700"We are excited to share this honor with Toll Brothers, a national home builder, and Eastwood Homes, a large regional builder," said Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design's founder, owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis.

Judging took place in February and the winner will be announced in April at the HBA of Greater Charlotte MAME Awards gala.

About Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design
Carolina Spaces provides award-winning interior design, model home merchandising, and home staging specializing in luxury home staging services for homeowners, home builders, Realtors®, property investors and commercial business owners throughout the Southeast. Their model home merchandising services are available to home builders nationwide.

Carolina Spaces' Owner and Lead Designer, Joan Inglis, has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, regional, state, national and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast since 2004. 

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Carolina Spaces, an interior design, professional home staging, luxury home staging, and model home merchandising firm based in Lake Wylie, SC just south of Charlotte, NC, has won "Best Of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz® community, and was chosen from among more than 2.1 million home building, remodeling and design professionals active on Houzz®. Houzz® is the leading platform for home renovation and design.

"Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design is honored to have been awarded 'Best of Houzz' for the third year in a row. We are humbled and grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized again by the Houzz community," said Inglis.

"Best of Houzz is a true badge of honor as it is awarded by our community of homeowners, those who are hiring design, remodeling and other home improvement professionals for their projects. We are excited to celebrate the 2019 winners chosen by our community as their favorites for home design and customer experience, and to highlight those winners on the Houzz website and app," said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing for Houzz.

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Dear Homeowner,
You've decided to sell your luxury property.  You've painstakingly interviewed Realtors specializing in luxury listings, and you've carefully selected your listing agent based upon qualifications, statistics, testimonials and performance.  As we discussed in a previous blog, luxury real estate requires luxury staging, so now is the time to put just as much effort into choosing a luxury home staging professional.
 
Dear Realtor,
Do you specialize in marketing luxury listings? Exceptional properties require exceptional home staging and you must partner with a knowledgeable and experienced luxury home staging professional.  As you know, home staging is a marketing tool and the quality of the home stager's work (good or bad) will convey to the property and to you!  You're the best - you need the best on your team. 
 
So how do you choose a luxury home staging professional?  With HGTV and numerous staging books available, anyone can call themselves a stager and most stagers now claim to offer luxury staging services.  While there are industry associations that provide training and ethical guidelines, there is no standard or test that measure's a stager's knowledge of core competencies as the staging industry in and of itself is unregulated.  It is very common for stagers, even those who have undergone training, to post photos of rooms on social media sites and ask "How do I stage this?"  The knowledge and service you receive from Stager A can be completely different from Stager B.  You want to select the luxury home staging professional who knows exactly how to stage your property - and not hire the stager who runs to facebook pleading for instructions.
 
In our previous blog, we explained how luxury staging enters the realm of interior design, so in assessing a luxury staging professional's qualifications, one must look for staging as well as interior design education and affiliations.  Do the credentials the stager lists require continuing education?  You want someone who is up-to-date on current trends.  Is your luxury staging project new construction?  Then look for experience with new home sales as well as staging.  Also, how many years has the luxury home stager been in business?
 
A luxury home staging firm that looks good on paper may not actually deliver the quality that you want, so make sure to view current luxury staged homes in person before you make a decision.  Are the rooms fully furnished to show lifestyle?  Is the quality of furnishings appropriate for the price-point of the home?  Is the furniture new, rented, or flea market finds?
 
Lastly, make sure you evaluate the luxury home stager's statistics. What is their average time on the market for luxury homes in your price point? Improper staging can cause a home to linger on the market unsold.  Has the luxury staging firm received any accolades for their successes? As we stated above, luxury staging enters the realm of interior design, so make sure to look for companies that have been honored for interior design as well as staging.  And if your luxury staging project is new construction, look for recognition of showcase and model home projects.
 
Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design - based in Lake Wylie, SC just south of Charlotte, NC - is the only home staging and design firm in the Southeast with advanced knowledge and certifications in the combined industries of Real Estate, Interior Design, Luxury Home Staging, Home Staging, New Home Construction, and New Home Sales. Our name brand and high-end furnishings inventory is unsurpassed.  Our list of accolades demonstrates a proven track record of success over our company's 14+ years in business.  Let our luxury home staging create the exceptional environment necessary for your property's successful sale!
 
The team members of Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design are trained, educated, and licensed.  Contact us at 1-855-SPACES-5 or visit CarolinaSpaces.com.
 
Now that you've chosen a luxury home staging professional, how much can you expect the investment in luxury staging services to be?  Stay tuned!

Carolina Spaces Furniture & Design - based in Lake Wylie, SC, just south of Charlotte, NC - offers award-winning, full-service interior design, professional home staging, model home merchandising and luxury home staging not just to the greater Charlotte area, but to all of the Southeast.  Our model home merchandising and interior design services are also available nationwide. 

 
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The International Association of Home Staging Professionals® (IAHSP®) recently awarded Carolina Spaces and founder, owner and lead designer, Joan Inglis with "Best of Home Staging" awards in Staging Excellence and Industry Leadership for 2018. IAHSP® is the world’s largest and longest running Home Staging Industry Association.

"Carolina Spaces, founded in 2004, has a long and proven track-record of superior service and excellence in our stagings, and we are thrilled that the quality of our work has been recognized on an international level.

"It is also such an honor to be acknowledged personally for my contributions to the staging industry. From being the first Accredited Staging Professional® in the state of South Carolina, to four terms as the local Charlotte IAHSP® Chapter President, to being personally selected by The Creator of Home Staging® Barb Schwarz to receive her 2014 Barb Schwarz Staging Excellence Award, to being the current President of the IAHSP® International Board - I am truly grateful," Inglis said.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise in the August-September-October 2018 issue of the Metro Charlotte New Home Guide. Joan shared her wealth of home staging knowledge by authoring the article "The Importance of Home Staging" as featured in The Builder Report section of the magazine.

In her article, Joan explains the need to stage homes for a faster sale, the importance of using a seasoned professional with verifed references, and the amount to budget for investment in full-service professional home staging.

New Home Guide Staging ArticleJoan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print. She has won numerous local, state, regional and internatonal awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004. Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services throughout the Southeast.  Model Home services for home builders are available nationwide. Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Joan Inglis, Founder and Lead Designer of Carolina Spaces - the leading home staging, model merchandising and interior design firm in North and South Carolina, was asked to provide her expertise to home builders in the Spring 2018 issue of NAHB's Best in American Living Magazine.  Joan shared her wealth of home staging and interior design knowledge by authoring the article "Set the Stage."

In her article, Joan explains the value of staging for home builders, when done properly by a professional experienced with new home sales. She also provides a list of Do's and Don'ts for Inventory Home Staging.

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Joan Inglis has been featured dozens of times on TV, online and in print.  She has won numerous local, state, regional and international awards since forming her company, Carolina Spaces, in 2004.  Carolina Spaces is the leading expert in Home Staging, Luxury Home Staging, Model Home Merchandising and Interior Design in the Charlotte, NC region and provides award-winning services for home builders nationwide.  Call 1-855-SPACES-5 or Contact Us for more information.

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Carolina Spaces, a Charlotte, NC interior design, home staging, and model home merchandising firm, has won "Best Of Houzz 2018 in Customer Service." Founded in 2004 by Master Accredited Staging Professional®, Joan Inglis, Carolina Spaces was chosen for this award by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community. Houzz® is the leading platform for home remodeling and design.

"It is such an honor for Carolina Spaces to be chosen 'Best of Houzz' from among the more than 1 million home building, remodeling, and design professionals that are active on the Houzz platform.

"We are passionate about delivering a high-quality service, and are grateful that our commitment to quality and customer service has been recognized by the Houzz community for the second year in a row," said Inglis.

"The Houzz community selected a phenomenal group of Best of Houzz 2018 award winners, so this year's recipients should be very proud,” said Liza Hausman, Vice President of Industry Marketing at Houzz.

“Best of Houzz winners represent some of the most talented and customer-focused professionals in our industry, and we are extremely pleased to give them both this recognition and a platform on which to showcase their expertise."

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Lake Norman HBA's 14th annual Best of the Lake Design Competition recently awarded Carolina Spaces Best Residential Interior Staging - Luxury Property over $1 million. Carolina Spaces has won the luxury staging award every year since the category was created for the competition.

Carolina Spaces' award winning entry was a $1.6 million new construction, Waxhaw, NC property that sold for full asking price in 21 days after Inglis furnished the home. The home had been for sale vacant with no offers for eight months.

"I am honored to be acknowledged as providing home builders, Realtors and home sellers the absolute Best in Luxury Staging in my region," said Joan Inglis, company founder, owner, and lead designer.

"The Charlotte Region is catching onto the need for special marketing services for luxury properties. This includes real estate, advertising, photography, and staging," Inglis said.

"Since the real estate market is currently hot in Charlotte, a lot of people are jumping on the luxury bandwagon claiming to provide these services. Carolina Spaces has always specialized in luxury properties and has worked in homes priced up to $10 million. We have furnished and helped facilitate the sale of over $1 billion in real estate since 2004," said Inglis.

Carolina Spaces carries a full inventory of new, high-end, name brand furnishings appropriate for luxury properties. The firm specializes in designing with the proper scale, color, and style appropriate for each individual property.

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