Monday, February 28, 2011

Welcome HOME...

"Home is the place where it feels right 
to walk around without shoes.” 

+ Unknown Author


And you will most certainly want to take your shoes off after taking a peek through this fantastic custom built home!

 Situated in the Vinings neighborhood of the EXCLUSIVE Reunion  
development in Madison, MS, this 4 bedroom/4 bathroom property 
has all of the BELLS and WHISTLES!

 Every inch of this two story, 3,682 square foot home, has been 
well designed and carefully planned to create a serene 
atmosphere only found in PARADISE...


The most SERENE spot of all??? 

The private SOUTHERN style covered porch!


Ahhhh...PERFECT spot for a lazy SUMMER day,
complete with a glass of iced tea and a
good magazine!


SOARING ceilings, a COPPER Moroccan style lantern, 
and beautiful heart PINE flooring greet you upon ENTRY!


 Dinner party for SIX please!


  The open floor plan creates an entertainer's DREAM!


 A Beautiful BRICK archway leads into a GOURMET kitchen, 
complete with professional stainless steel appliances,  
COPPER vent hood, and one of a kind concrete countertops!


 Sweet Dreams to be had in the SPACIOUS master bedroom that
overlooks the 400 acre recreational LAKE at Reunion...ZzZz!


 Imagine waking up to this SPECTACULAR view every morning!


CHARMING Built-In, Side-by Side BUNK beds adorn the upstairs
den all overlooking the WATER!


WELCOME HOME to this picture perfect paradise at 119 Vinings Drive of Reunion!


Reunion's AMENITIES include an 18 hole golf course, COUNTRY CLUB, horse equestrian center, tree-lined walking trails, clay TENNIS COURTS, salt water community pool, and a white sand BEACH along the recreational lake.

"Reunion, where life is beautiful and the art of living well is an everyday pursuit."


 Click here for a VIRTUAL TOUR of 119 Vinings Drive, or here for a printable FLYER!

To set up a private tour of this home contact Natalie Savell, or myself,  


Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Interior Paint = Adult Crayons

"Never invest in any idea you can't illustrate with a crayon."  
 + Peter Lynch

"Give crayons.  Adults are disturbingly impoverished of
these magical dream sticks."
 + Dr. SunWolf

As children, we were fascinated with CRAYONS! 

Crayons are so BRIGHT and colorful, we could not resist coloring on
EVERYTHING (i.e. paper, SOFA, walls).

Some kids took MULTI-TASKING to another level by using crayons
 to clean their ears and supplement their diet!

Something about that 24 pack of colorful, waxy, sticks represented endless amounts of creativity and FUN!
 (or 64 pack, if you were special) 

Now as adults, people would think we were CRAZY if we played with crayons all of the time!  That's why we have INTERIOR PAINTWe can appear to be sane AND paint the inside of our home any color our heart DESIRES.   And the best part...paint can easily be fixed if we don't like it!

Take a look at Sherwin Willliams' 2011 Color Forecast Collections for their predictions of this years trendy paint colors!

JAX TIP: Paint colors (just like crayon colors) are a
matter of preference.
 i.e. Just how everyone's favorite color was not pink in kindergarten;
their favorite wall color might not Tempo Teal as an adult.  If you plan
on selling your house before re-painting...
stick to NEUTRAL colors to satisfy most
everyone's color taste!

Drum roll PLEASE......

Sherwin Williams 2011 Color Forecast Collections



Glitz, glamour, and BLING!


Restless Nomad...

sultry, EXOTIC, primal!


BOLD Invention...

experimental, ARTSY, expressive!


GENTLE Medley... 

FRESH, airy, innocent!


My FAVORITE collection...Restless NOMAD!  What's YOURS? to go find something to PAINT!


Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

Need help picking out one of these colors for your project?  Download Sherwin Williams ColorSnap for Blackberry and Iphone!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Big Ol' Celebrity LISTINGS....

"It's not that easy bein' green."
+ Kermit the Frog

Now that we have Valentine's Day out of the way, we can focus our energy on other, more important romances like our LOVE for CELEBRITIES.

Take a peek inside these celebrity McMansion's on the market and you are sure to start feeling
GREEN with envy.

These STARS have it all...fame, fortune, and FABULOUS pads....


   "That 70's Show" Actor, ASHTON KUTCHER'S,  contemporary Hollywood Hills home is on the market for $2.6 MILLION.  Exclusively listed on, this 3,235 square foot pad is lacking nothing when it comes to style!

 Kutcher bought the house in 2004 for $1 million and completely RENOVATED it from the ground up! Go to to PURCHASE the complete tour of the property, benefiting Ashton's non-profit organization; Demi and Ashton Foundation (DNA).


What BACHELOR PAD is complete without a professional HOME THEATER?

VINO time!

An entire room is dedicated to this 210 bottle WINE TOWER and  temperature controlled WINE COOLER.

The infinity-edge POOL & SPA spill into this infinity-edge WATERFALL.

Is it SUMMER yet?


  According to ShelterPop, O.C. actress, MISCHA BARTON has re-listed her Mediterranean style Beverly Hills home for $8,395,000

The EIGHT bedroom, 9,798-square-foot house, has TEN bathrooms and a heated pool and spa, all over looking the canyon!

It can all be YOURS for $30,000 a month,  if you would rather RENT than buy!

I could definitely get my COOK on in the GOURMET chef's kitchen!

The FORMAL dining room is a bit grandiose with the HARLEQUIN diamond pattern....

HOWEVER, the heated POOL surrounded by GORGEOUS FLOWER gardens make up for it!

Check out that well manicured LAWN!!


Musician, JOHN MAYER, recently sold his Pacific Palisades residence for a little less than $1.3 million, according to LA Times. 
The FOUR bedroom 2 3/4 bath, 3,648 square feet, gated property has an ATRIUM entry, media area, and a great room!

SIMPLE and ELEGANT dining...
Floor-to-ceiling WINDOWS!

Did John Mayer do his MAKEUP at this VANITY?

Regardless, I'm in LOVE!


Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, KYLE RICHARDS, Bel Air home is currently listed for $2,450,000, according to

 The resort-like property sits on an quiet cul-de-sac and boasts city and mountain views.

This 4, 200 square foot home has FOUR bedrooms, all with their own bathrooms.  Not to mention an entertainer's DREAM backyard...complete with fire pits, fountains, and a pool.

 + Zillow Blog: Beverly Hills Housewife, Kyle Richards, Lists Home For $2.45 Million

 Beverly Hills housewives viewing PARTY anyone?

Does BUDDHA come with the property? I hope so!

 Nothing screams RESORT like palm trees, pools, and FIRE PITS!

Another, impressive LAWN!  I wonder how much their lawn boy charges?


Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Fashionista Kitchens...

“The only thing that I have ever successfully made in the kitchen is a mess."   + Carrie Bradshaw

Even though we might not all be culinary geniuses.... the KITCHEN still remains one of the best rooms in the house to hangout in!

When I think kitchen... I think food, friends, family, and why not FASHIONISTA?  After all, we LIVE in our kitchens AND as a real estate agent, I know it can be one of the biggest selling features in your home. So why not invest in this room's overall appearance and dress it to impress? 

Whether you are renovating your existing kitchen, building a new one, or just looking to add some style...Check out these fashion forward kitchens for ideas!

They are so STYLISH and TRENDY you will be baking, frying, slicing, and dicing in style!


How many industrial influences can fit into one kitchen? 

   This oh so stylish kitchen has it ALL! A COMMERCIAL-STYLE stainless steel sink, refrigerator, work table, and kitchen faucet.  PLUS, a beer TAP!

 And GET this! The SUB-ZERO refrigerator and 12 foot stainless steel sink are RECYCLED from a RESTAURANT! 

Apple Green isn't just for Apples!

Architect Gil Schafer spiced up the inside of these kitchen cabinets with a burst COLOR by using a contrasting paint color.

A QUICK an easy UPDATE to add some CHARACTER to any kitchen.

Farmhouse TABLE IN the kitchen? GENIUS!

This South Carolina kitchen, designed by Suzanne Kasler, brings FUNCTION to the forefront with a farmhouse style table. It serves as an eat-in table as well as a work table. 

Check out the clear, modern pendant lights above it.  Open SHELVING for china substitutes traditional cabinetry.

CONTRASTING kitchen island....YES, please!

Glass front kitchen cabinets, stainless steel pot rack, and DARK wood floors.  LOVE the contrast!

GRAY, gray, gray!

Gray painted cabinets and walls are quite the trend.  INDUSTRIAL pendant lights, a CERAMIC farmhouse sink,  and OPEN cabinets boost the style factor in this kitchen!
kitchens - Martha Stewart - Bedford Gray - gray cabinets espresso machine cups & saucers  Martha Stewart  soft gray brown painted kitchen cabinets

Even Martha Stewart has jumped on the GRAY train! 

Her NEW kitchen bumps up the WOW factor with gray cabinets, walls, and a coffee brewing station. 

I would be in HEAVEN waking up to this ESPRESSO machine every morning!

Lisa Lewis's kitchen "sparkles" with DIAMOND patterned painted wood floors.

Blue GLASS backsplash tiles and TALL cabinetry make this a delightfully stylish and functional kitchen!

Ahhh, if only it were SUMMER!

Last but not least....summer's hot spot for us southerner's....the OUTDOOR kitchen.  This California kitchen has a beverage center, refrigerator, keg tapper, sink base, ice maker, cooktop cabinet, and last but not least, a gourmet GRILL. 

You might gain a few "new" friends with an outdoor kitchen like this!

***** I can't choose one...I'll take them ALL! *****

Bye YA'LL!
Katie Nelson

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