colors of the year

Artist Wassily Kandinsky once said, “Color is a power which directly influences the soul.” If that’s the case, it’s going to be a beautiful year in 2017 with these colors of the year.

Every year, different paint companies come up with color predictions based on what they’re seeing in the marketplace and our culture. The colors of the year are symbolic, “a color snapshot of what we see taking place in our global culture that serves as an expression of a mood and an attitude,” according to Pantone.

Let’s take a look at five colors of the year for 2017 and see what we can learn.

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Sitting on a front porch swing, sipping ice-cold lemonade, and waving at the neighbors seems like a nostalgic scene from a great movie. You may think that lifestyle is only found on screen, but there are still neighborhoods and homes in Dallas that capture every bit of that vintage cinematic charm — and then some. Our Friday Four Hundred is a cute Craftsman airplane bungalow at 243 N. Waverly in Oak Cliff, and it’s certainly camera-ready. (more…)

9902 Galway Front

I’m going to get real with y’all.

*Turns chair around and sits in it backward*

I love East Dallas, and I live close to Lake Park Estates. It’s a fantastic neighborhood full of great homes and good people. And this house, well, I just want to let you know that it’s awesome, and if you’re as awesome as this house, then yeah, this neighborhood could be for you.

This house was built in 1950 and then completely redesigned by architect Tommy Nelson, whose name sounds like a professional golfer, but hey, we don’t judge. What does this mean for you, incredibly awesome potential buyer? Well, it means that 9902 Galway has an open floor plan that rivals a house half — nay, a quarter of its age.

9902 Galway Living

This house has 2,643 square feet of awesome, if we’re being precise, and while the color palette isn’t my thing, that’s nothing a little bit of primer and a trip to Sherwin Williams won’t fix, am I right? There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, all new HVAC and insulation, and new everything else, right down to the commodes. It’s priced at a recently reduced $424,999, a $25,000 drop. The price is definitely right!

9902 Galway Kitchen

The kitchen has some fairly stellar custom cabinetry, a nice long bar with a island that was built for prepping holiday dinners or maybe even cocktails if that’s your thing. (And who are we kidding here? You know it’s your thing.) There are stainless steel appliances, double ovens, a mosiac backsplash, and granite counters.

9902 Galway Master

The master is gigantic at 20 x 15, and the master bath is a decent size, too. It’s a five-piece bath, but the layout is … interesting. Honestly, I have never seen a full-size shower that leads to a jacuzzi tub, but there’s a first for everything. How do you take a bath while your partner is taking a shower? Do you resign to be sprayed a little, or do you regulate? It’s a conundrum…

9902 Galway master Bath 2

Because the home is on a little less than a half-acre and the house is kicking 2,600 square feet, you wouldn’t expect there to be a 600-square-foot back deck but, there it is. It’s a great place to grill with friends and family, or just hang out while you’re drinking coffee (or a cocktail, you lush) and tossing a tennis ball to Fido.

9902 Galway Backyard

Love this house as much as we do? Get in touch with Linda Fontana at RE/MAX Premier.

9902 Galway Front

I’m going to get real with y’all.

*Turns chair around and sits in it backward*

I love East Dallas, and I live close to Lake Park Estates. It’s a fantastic neighborhood full of great homes and good people. And this house, well, I just want to let you know that it’s awesome, and if you’re as awesome as this house, then yeah, this neighborhood could be for you.

This house was built in 1950 and then completely redesigned by architect Tommy Nelson, whose name sounds like a professional golfer, but hey, we don’t judge. What does this mean for you, incredibly awesome potential buyer? Well, it means that 9902 Galway has an open floor plan that rivals a house half — nay, a quarter of its age.

9902 Galway Living

This house has 2,643 square feet of awesome, if we’re being precise, and while the color palette isn’t my thing, that’s nothing a little bit of primer and a trip to Sherwin Williams won’t fix, am I right? There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms, all new HVAC and insulation, and new everything else, right down to the commodes. It’s priced at a recently reduced $424,999, a $25,000 drop. The price is definitely right!

9902 Galway Kitchen

The kitchen has some fairly stellar custom cabinetry, a nice long bar with a island that was built for prepping holiday dinners or maybe even cocktails if that’s your thing. (And who are we kidding here? You know it’s your thing.) There are stainless steel appliances, double ovens, a mosiac backsplash, and granite counters.

9902 Galway Master

The master is gigantic at 20 x 15, and the master bath is a decent size, too. It’s a five-piece bath, but the layout is … interesting. Honestly, I have never seen a full-size shower that leads to a jacuzzi tub, but there’s a first for everything. How do you take a bath while your partner is taking a shower? Do you resign to be sprayed a little, or do you regulate? It’s a conundrum…

9902 Galway master Bath 2

Because the home is on a little less than a half-acre and the house is kicking 2,600 square feet, you wouldn’t expect there to be a 600-square-foot back deck but, there it is. It’s a great place to grill with friends and family, or just hang out while you’re drinking coffee (or a cocktail, you lush) and tossing a tennis ball to Fido.

9902 Galway Backyard

Love this house as much as we do? Get in touch with Linda Fontana at RE/MAX Premier.

 3708 Lexington ext

The home was designed by architect Michael Malone, and was once 5,963 square feet of cast-in-place concrete, with interiors by Emily Summers, and a polychrome mural on the dining room walls by Sol Lewitt. Here’s how you “sell” wall art: the buyers pay for the painting, or you just paint over it with Sherwin William’s best. The home on one of Highland Park’s most coveted streets was published in the January 2006 issue of the now also defunct House&Garden Magazine. SighAsking price was: $5,995.000. Then down she went.

Note: We will post Legacies for homes we love that have been lost to us, much like loved ones. Just send us your photos and the address, and, if you like, a tribute to the home. We will post in Memory Lane.