Welcome to Homeowner U! This new blog is brought to you by Amanda Lott and the entire Team at The Paul Lott Real Estate Team Keller Williams West Chester and the Brandywine Valley.
For our inaugural discussion, we present the pros and cons of investing in the “statement piece” of furniture. Is it worth it? Where do I get it? What is the statement? Who am I?
OK, the last question was slightly more philosophical than a piece of furniture. Granted, a home is a dwelling; it is a place to live.
So what is a “statement piece”? It is a piece a furniture that makes a lasting impression or “jaw dropping” statement. It should instantly grab your attention and leaving you asking questions. While it will not be an easy task finding this piece, know that it has the power to set the tone for your entire home.
The most practical among us will not invest in “the statement.” Bottom line, it is just not practical. However, everyone else, those who are not the most practical… we must consider it. The “why” is moot. If you’ve read this far, you’re already there. Let’s see a few examples:
Antiques or the current retro fad is a sure conversation starter. There is always a story to be told. If you don’t have access to your grandmother’s hall tree, cruising the shops of your next vacation destination just may help you find the statement piece your home requires.
If you don’t dig the idea of buying someone else’s furniture, you have many options in the Philadelphia suburbs. One of my favorites for new interesting pieces is Studio 882 in Chadds Ford. Visit them on line at www.studio-882.com or just go there. You won’t be disappointed. You also have a bunch of other great options in the surrounding area.
Finally, if you are too busy to find your own statement piece, hire an interior designer to visit you at your home. I used to think interior designers were for the uber rich. Stop! We now GIVE our listing clients a consultation with a professional interior designer before their home hits the market. In the Philadelphia suburbs, you can call Debbie Correale at Redesign Right, to help you find that statement piece for your home.