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Summer, Sunshine and Swim!!!
The benefit of having a POOL when listing your home for sale! 

posted by Molly Erin Carter  

Summer is here and if you are looking to sell your home with a pool now is the perfect time! 

Have you ever driven past a for sale sign that says "pool" at the bottom and felt urged to stop and grab a flyer?!? Having a pool on the property will increase the equity of you home and also increase buyers interest when putting your home on the market.

Lately the younger generations are starting a trend in becoming early homeowners! As exciting as that is, it means that buyers are looking for different things when searching for a home. One of the main bonuses buyers are looking for is a swimming pool! Having a pool is appealing to young buyers for a variety of reasons.  One of the biggest being the social aspect. I know from experience, one of the best things about having a pool is being able to have get together's on summer nights and  to relax and work by the pool in the afternoons... I mean who wouldn't want to join in on the  relief from the scorching California heat?!? Am I right?!

With that being said, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite styles of pools to get you excited for summer and INSPIRE you! Maybe its time to put one in!!

Hope you enjoy!

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To read more click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/summersunshineandswim

How to Style the perfect BAR CART!!!

posted by Molly Erin Carter 06.13.18

Time for cocktails!!!
Bar carts are a timeless piece that bring an extra bit of style to every home! Not only are they useful for entertaining by providing the perfect place for mixing  drinks, but there are also endless opportunities to dress up your bar cart to add flair to your parties! 

A perfectly styled bar cart is when function and form are effortlessly combined. Its important that you have all of the essentials for making your guest their favorite drinks,  while still having it look beautiful! So, how can this be done?!? Start with your favorite alcohols and only your best glasses to keep things from getting too cluttered. From there you can style your bar cart with accessories to suit your home! If you love metals, add in a fun brass or copper shaker with a matching ice bucket! Or if you want a glam bar cart add a crystal decanter! For me, what makes a bar cart really stand out is the small details! I love using trays under my wine bottles or glasses to add a bit of contrast. Pretty detailed coasters and stirring spoons are also a nice touch! Don't forget the flowers and personal touches! A small and simple bouquet of flowers is an easy way to make your bar cart feel festive while adding a touch of elegance! Placing other small items on display such as monogrammed whiskey glasses or your favorite cocktail recipe book is a great way to add your own personal touch

Below are some of my favorite bar carts to get you inspired! CHEERS!!

What is your drink of choice? My favorite go to drink is a great glass of champagne with a small splash of St. Germain!! Always makes me feel like I'm on vacay :-)
Comment below!

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To read more click on the link here www.mollyerindesigns.com/blog/howtostyleBARCART

Incorporating Boho Style In Your Home!

 What sticks out to you when you see a  boho  inspired space? For me... its the variety of fun textures! Light  wood  tones,  fur , and patterned  fabrics , all combined with  one of a kind furnishings and   LOTS  of real  plants !    Lately I have been inspired by all the uniqueness that these boho spaces have to offer. I can't get enough of the  bold colors , and the  natural elements  ,  all seamlessly blended together!  You can easily incorporate this fun style into your space and get that boho vibe by adding just a few of these elements in your home!   To get you inspired I decided to share images of some of my favorite bohemian spaces, and new boho inspired  products for the home!  Hope you  enjoy!   To read more please click the link here  https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=d47be010e68605a736246c148&id=1633aaa5ef

What sticks out to you when you see a boho inspired space? For me... its the variety of fun textures! Light wood tones, fur, and patterned fabrics, all combined with one of a kindfurnishings and  LOTS of real plants
 
Lately I have been inspired by all the uniqueness that these boho spaces have to offer. I can't get enough of the bold colors, and the natural elements, all seamlessly blended together!  You can easily incorporate this fun style into your space and get that boho vibe by adding just a few of these elements in your home! 

To get you inspired I decided to share images of some of my favorite bohemian spaces, and new boho inspired products for the home! Hope you enjoy!

To read more please click the link here https://us10.campaign-archive.com/?u=d47be010e68605a736246c148&id=1633aaa5ef

NOT your Grandma's florals!!!

Everyone who knows me knows I LOVE flowers! They make me soooo happy! And this time of year I am inspired by them!

When you think of design do you think of florals? Or do you get flash backs of your grandmas floral wallpaper :-) If I had a dollar for all the times I've heard clients say that :-) Well... Florals are IN and and making a HOT come back in design! Each time I shop for a client, or flip through a design magazine I see a new beautiful floral patterned POP that makes me fall deeper into floral LOVE. So with spring in the air (my favorite time of the year for flowers) I've decided to share with you a few of my favorite new products for the home inspired by florals! Hope you enjoy!

To read more please click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/NOTyourGrandmasflorals

I LOVE nice doors! Who's with me???

I LOVE nice doors! Who's with me???

posted by Molly Carter 03.27.17

Have you ever been in a home with hollow core interior doors? You knock on them and feel like your fist could break right through...and you can hear everything going on on the other side... Yuck! What a difference it makes in a home to upgrade to solid doors and nice hardware! ...And its not that hard to do! The feeling you get when grab hold of quality creates a whole different experience. Add value to your home and make the switch! And the fun part is selecting the style that speaks to you! There are so many fabulous door styles to choose from. I've selected a few of my favorites below... Which style do you prefer?

To read more click the link

Thank you for a FANTASTIC 2016!!!

I wanted to take the time to THANK each and everyone of YOU that has supported MOLLY ERIN DESIGNS in 2016. It has been a amazing year! Whether you were a client who trusted me in the FULL DESIGN and REMODEL of your home, you sent me a REFERRAL, you are a talented professional that was PATIENT with me (when I wanted to make sure ALL the details turned out perfectly :-)), you may have been a vendor that gave me EXCEPTIONAL customer service, or you may have sent me ENCOURAGEMENT throughout the year... your SUPPORT paid off and I truly APPRECIATE you!!! Everyday and every design project is different- I learn something new on every jobsite, with every client, and with every trade involved. This year I've had the opportunity to design and implement a version of almost every style out there- modern, rustic, farmhouse, mediterranean, contemporary, traditional, southwestern, mid century, industrial, etc. Thanks for keeping me on my toes! ... I LOVE my job. And without your support, Molly Erin Designs would not be happily celebrating its 6th successful year in business!!! I WISH you all a HAPPY and HEALTHY New Year!!! Cheers!

To read more please click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/thankyou2016

Bright Ideas...

LIGHTING is such an important part of GREAT DESIGN. Apart from the necessary task lighting we all need to get things done, there should also be some fixtures layered into your design that speak to YOUR style. Have fun with lighting! Why not make a statement! There are so many amazing light fixtures to choose from. I selected a few of my favorite fixtures available below... Which style do you prefer?

To read more click the link here mollyerindesigns.com/blog/brightideas

Thanksgiving table settings that are sure to amaze!!!

Thanksgiving table settings that amaze!!

posted by Molly Carter 11.11.16

 

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, its time to start planning how you are going to make your table setting special this year...What style have you been inspired by? We have GATHERED our some of our favorites below. Get inspired and share your style with your family and friends this holiday season! Hope you enjoy!

14 Stylish Thanksgiving table settings that we love...

Blog Stylish & Functional Mud Rooms & Hooks

Stylish + Functional Mud Rooms Hooks! Who's ready for Fall?

posted by Molly Carter 10.28.16

Mudrooms may be the first thing your friends or family see when they come to your home. Make your mudroom warm, vibrant, full of life, and a big WELCOME. We all know Fall time is when you use your mudroom the most... hanging wet coats, scarves, hats, etc! We have selected 14 different Hook styles that will be sure to get you ready for an organized Fall, and keep your Mud Room looking on point. Happy Fall everyone!! ( I wore boots & a scarf today! Fall is here! Yay!!!)

Stylish + Functional Mudrooms that we love...

Why Placerville is the place to be!!

Why our beautiful city of Placerville, CA...

posted by Molly Erin Carter 10.21.16

Fall in LOVE with Placerville this fall!!!
Fall in Placerville is one of the most beautiful times of the year! And my very favorite! There are so many reasons to visit our charming town- it will make you want to stay and call it home!... I've put together some of my favorite fall outings in Placerville. Hope you enjoy and get to experience on your own!

 

Make it a day trip to one of our many pumpkin patches, corn maze, & apple farms @applehill @boavista @rainboworchards

Stairs and Rails!

 

Sleek stairs and railings that we love.

posted by Molly Carter 10.15.16

There is no reason your staircase can't be a beautiful focal point in your home. Whether its in your entry, hallway, or center of a room... staircases deserve attention too! We've gathered up some of our favorite styles to share with you. I hope you have a happy weekend and you enjoy a few of our favorites!

To read more go to: mollyerindesigns/blog/stairsandrails

Celebrate Winter Cheer!!!

Interior Design. Interior Decoration. Interior Inspiration. Interior Remodels.
...and we do some exterior design too :-)...


 

It's time to CELEBRATE!!!
 

Grateful
Merry
Bright
Cheers


xo Molly

Just a few thoughts for the holiday season... When your cozy with your friends and family, surrounded by great food and drinks, and love and laughter, remember that there are many out there that are not as fortunate. Take a moment to think about the people you know who have gone through tough times this year whether it be heartbreak, loneliness, health issues, career struggles or sadness. Reach out with good thoughts, smile at a stranger, and if you are able- give back. I'd like to say THANK YOU to all of you that have supported me in my business adventurers. Happy Holidays!


GRATEFUL!!!

There are so many things to be grateful for this year. Family and friends are top on my list. Which reminded me to share one of my favorite family dishes we serve on Thanksgiving- Pearl Onions  :-) Have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family and friends!


Ingredients
1-1/2 to 2 pounds of pearl onions
1/2 stick of butter
3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups of onion broth (saved from boiling onions)
1 cup heavy cream
fresh tarragon- chopped
sea salt

black pepper


Fill a medium saucepan half full of water and bring to a boil. Add the pearl onions, cook for 8-10 minutes until onion skins are very soft and easy to peel. Drain onions (but keep 2 cups of liquid, strain & set aside). Rinse the onions with cold water. Once cool enough to handle, trim the butt end and squeeze- the onion should pop out of skin easily. set aside.

In a medium pot melt butter and whisk in the flour. Let the flower brown (but not burn). Keep whisking until a roux is formed. Whisk in the heavy cream and tarragon, stirring until mixture thickens. Add the onion broth, salt & pepper and cook until the mixer is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon 2 to 3 minutes. Add the pearl onions and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately. Enjoy over turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, and all the traditional favorites!


MERRY!!!

Christmas time is near...
Its time to get a tree! Enjoy some hot coco and candy canes! Play in the snow! Get cozy by the fire! Read a good book! Enjoy the sparkle of Christmas lights and the company of family and friends!


Here are some of my favorites...in traditional christmas colors!


BRIGHT!!!

And for those who prefer bright and sparkle...


CHEERS!!!

Whats a better way to start the New Year than with a resolution.
And have some fun bringing in the New Year :-)

Don't forget to hashtag your accomplishments so we can all cheer you on!!! #####


HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

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All photos are from Pintrest

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(530)651-3891
319 Main Street #2, Placerville, CA 95667

Fall is here! See some of my Fall fav's!!!

FALL IS HERE!!!...I hope the weather gets here too!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year- leaves change color! Weather gets cooler! Time to bring out your stylish boots! And cozy up next to the fire!!

I wanted to share some of my favorite Fall things- see below. I hope they inspire you! xo Molly

Time to get in the spirit and decorate your entry!

Fall fashion is here! Bring on the fabulous boots, chunky scarves, and coats!!

Light your favorite fall candles! Keep your guests noticing how great your home smells!!

Fall comfort food!!! My favorites are soups of all kinds and apple cider donuts from Apple Hill :-)

Don't be afraid to entertain outside! Wrap your guests in a cozy blanket, decorate your table with dried flowers and pumpkins :-) And of course serve lots of good wine!

Fur and plaid !!! An easy way to bring the feel of Fall inside your home without the traditional fall decor :-)

There is nothing like the ambiance and warmth of a fireplace in the fall! Use your stash of cut wood as decor!!

DIY decor that make the kids (and the kids at heart) smile!


GET IN TOUCH

molly@mollyerindesigns

530.651.3891

www.mollyerindesigns.com

Call early to schedule Molly Erin Designs to decorate your home for the holidays!!!