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Market Report: August 2017

August 2017
Market Report: August 2017

What’s the best way to feather a first nest? Jennifer Mathis of Blue Bowl Interiors offers her pro advice: Stick to a consistent color scheme and know when to go for broke. With this look, you can save on removable wall-paper and a patterned rug, leaving more funds for furnishings. “Casegoods are the perfect place to splurge,” Mathis says. “A quality piece will last a lifetime.”

Jennifer Mathis

Who she is: Owner of Blue Bowl Interiors

Where you‘ve seen her work: Better Homes and Gardens and Charleston magazine

Her tip for a newbie: “I like the idea of removable wallpaper for a renter. And simple furniture will be easy to integrate into future living spaces.“

Peel and stick removable wallpaper in pattern #024, by imielskyFLORAL, $36-$76 per roll through www.etsy.com

“Azusa” pendant light fixture, $36-$56 at Celadon

Industrial headboard, $249 at West Elm

Terrarium, $25-$75 at Roadside Blooms

“Bosphorus Moroccan Trellis” 2'8" x 8' rug, $60 at www.rugsusa.com

Wood chair, $198 at Nadeau; Floor cushion, $32 at Nadeau

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Photographs by (1- chair & pillow) margret wood & courtesy of (light, wallpaper, bed, & rug) the retailers