Inviting Living Space Through Home Interior Design

To be effective, there must be a total coordination of style, color and organization within the room itself as well as with the furniture and accessories. It will be important to decide if the design of the home is to be for everyday use or will it be considered as a showcase. There is a wide range of ways that home interior design can help to perform the function for which the room was intended. It needs to be warm and inviting for everyday use while maintaining the appearance of complete organization and appeal.

For example, when considering seating possibilities, the many available choices will depend on the seating needs as well as the size of your room. In the eyes of a home interior design expert, the couch has come a long way since its humble beginnings. In today’s home, the couch is more a part of a home’s décor than its original intention to provide seating for two or three people. The smaller sofa, which is often referred to as a love seat, can provide either extra seating in a larger living room or it can serve as the couch in smaller rooms.

Tables – Functional or Clutter Catchers?

The number of tables placed in the living room will also be dictated by the space in the room, as well as the number of seating spaces required. Keep in mind that the type of tables in the room will detract from the home interior design effects if they end up being used as clutter catchers. If the living room is large enough, a large round coffee table may suffice. On the other hand, it may just take up needed floor space, causing an effort just to walk around it, which is not its intended function.

End tables also can be used to serve a function, whether it is to hold a reading lamp or simply for decoration. These tables they should mirror the style of all the other furniture within the room in order to maintain the home interior design theme.

On the whole, the most misused piece of furniture in today’s living room is the media center, which may house a television and any other type of entertainment electronics. Depending on your home Interior Design style, locating that just-right piece to hold all your media electronics, and still fit in with the décor of the room can be a real challenge. Coordinating the style and color in any and all rooms will demonstrate your home interior design abilities.

Joint Ventures In Real Estate Development; So How Do They Work?

There are many reasons why you would consider joining with another person to undertake a development project in Joint Venture.

Usually the most basis reason reveolves around something you don’t have.

Some of them may be:

1. I own land … have capital & capacity to borrow … but no experience.

2. I have capital & capacity to borrow … partner has land … both have no experience.

3. I am ‘time poor’ … work full time and can’t be personally involved …

Let’s suppose you want to find a land owner who will put their land
into the Joint Venture, (JV) and their land will be their major contribution to the deal, plus some borrowings.

Let’s consider the implications of entering into a JV in the first place.

After all, in a JV you have to take into account another persons attitude, decision making process, (or inability to make a decision), whether they have a logical and sensible mind … the list goes on.

So, getting into a JV must have a good payback for you. Whatever you lack is usually the reason for entering into a JV.

I have noticed over the years that JV’s have a prime motivator, the driver of the deal (you), and the other person is along for the ride.

For example: the other party may have a wonderful property (site) and wants to develop it, but does not have the knowledge. You “love” the site and know that you could make it a very successful and profitable real estate development. You approched the land owner.

Another example: maybe two individuals who have saved their capital, however individually it is inadaquate to undertake a project. Combining their capital and borrowing capacity will allow they to proceed.

I prefer a JV where both parties are equally motivated, have different skill bases, but each regards the other as contributing equally.

You know the feelings that can occur, “I’m working harder that you …
all you do is the phone and number crunching work … I’m always out
and about on site dealing with the real work.”

Don’t forget why you got together in the first place.

So there are many reasons for JV’s. However, you must be clear as to why you are doing it, and it must be secured by a legally prepared JV Agreement.

A lot of ‘practical people’ hate legal documents … a JV Agreement is a legal document and both parties must understand what it says. If one of you is a bit slack on this point, it is up to the other to sit them down and go through it … it’s important!

Why?

Suppose the JV deal hits a rough patch and your partner says, “I didn’t know that … why didn’t you tell me … I left all that legal garbage to you … blah, blah.” Got It, have the arguments at the beginning of the deal … not later.

A JV Agreement sets out what each party will contribute, both money and effort, and sets out each parties obligations. It also sets out what happens if the parties ‘fall-out’ with each other as well as the division of profits or losses.

There is a lot more at stake if you JV with your rother-in-Law, other relatives etc … the term ‘on-going-nightmare’ is a phrase that readily comes to mind.

And if one of those family JV’s brake down, it doesn’t matter how many pages are in the JV Agreement, or what the words say to prove that you are “RIGHT,” … as far as YOUR Brother-in-Law is concerned, you are a ‘expletive deleted.’

Just thought I’d get that out of the way!! OK?

One more thing … doing a JV with a rich person, when you are many levels poorer then them, is also not smart.

Why?

Well, in simple terms, when ‘push comes to shove’ money rules
The golden rule says, He who has the GOLD, RULES.

Also, if the rich guy tell you not to bother with a JV Agreement … he appears to be saving you money … tempting eh? … what he’s really doing is taking away your legal rights.

Yep, you’ll have less rights than an employee. If that’s the deal … better to be an employee!

In my my ebook I emphasise the importance of getting the Structure Work of the business organised – you will build a much better development business from a secure foundation.

When you are doing your interviewing of the associated professionals, try to see if they, personally, have any entrepreneutial tendencies.

They may have land, houses, houses for renovation etc but don’t have the ‘TIME’ or ‘SKILLS’ to do the work themselves.

Don’t come out and ask them straight away … follow my ebook, do the work you want to do; that is assessing them … but keep your antenna out for any signs of a common interest.

OK, back to getting hold of some land.

Get to know the local real estate agents; I mean know them well.
Remember what I say in the ebook.

Call in and buy them a cup of coffee, take them out of their work place;
what about dinner after work; really spread yourself around.

Invest your Time in finding good, well informed, dedicated agents. Believe me they are in your business community … it’s your job to find them.

Appreciate that Agents are essentially self-employed, irrespective of whether they work in a Real Estate Agency … their ‘mind set’ is independent.

They back themselves and their abilities to provide a sales service at a
level that “consistently” provides them with a ‘good income.

That ‘good income’ by the way, will leave most of their ‘client’s’ income
looking a little anaemic.

The ‘good agents’ are busy; their ‘time’ is money; literally. So don’t mess them around.

Don’t talk to them as though you are the Aga Kahn! You’re Not. There’s always a guy richer than you … maybe the Agent!

Why am I making such a big point about agents.

I believe “people” get the agents “they deserve.”

I have heard people talk to Agents as though they were some grubby leech on society and are doing them an honor even to talk to them.

To be a successful agent these days you have to be very good. Many are highly educated and choose real estate as a career for the freedom,
individual reward and great returns.

What comes out of your mouth + body language tells an agent a great deal about you. They then wonder why the Agent never calls then … Dong!!!

Keep your ‘ego’ under control. Their sales success rests on their ability at ‘reading people.’ Remember what I say in my ebook!

When you are in the development business, you are in the business of:

Getting People To Do … What You Want Them To Do
Within The ‘TIME’ AND ‘Costs’You Set.

That means that you have to be in control of ‘How You Treat People.’
Agents know a lot of people … maybe, they even know those people who want to JV with you.

While you are doing this “work” don’t forget to do what my ebook tell you
to do about research.

Last idea for finding JV people – talk to your friends – put an advert in the local newspaper seeking expressions of interest from people interested in doing what you want.

OK, you’ve found a partner who has the land and you are comfortable with the relationship after several meetings.

Important question! What value does your prospective partner put on his land that will be put into the JV?

Just throwing a few figures around to give you an example.

Let’s say that market value for his land right now is $300,000. But he wants to put into the JV at $400,000. So if your JV Agreement involves you gaining a share of the profit, your share will be $100,000 less. Got It?

Now let’s say that part of your skills contribution to the JV includes a
rezoning of the land to a higher level and you achieve that for the JV.
That rezoning may take the land from a single unit (house) dwelling zone to a six dwelling unit zone.

Your efforts have increased the land value significantly … no, not six times, as house properties are valued differently to multiple unit properties. But it may have increased by 3 or more times, depending on your market.

Once again the $100,000 will come off your share. Now that may be OK by you, because you are just starting out on your first development … it is always better to KNOW what you are agreeing too.

I hope this information helps you in your consideration of entering a JV.
but please remember, don’t just read my eBook … study it … take notes in a special hard cover Development Copy Book that you will buy.

Writing things down is an aid to learning and remembering.

My LAST DON’T … Don’t start any of this JV stuff until you know my eBook
inside out. You must not just be able to ‘talk the talk’ – you must know what you are talking about.

What I am all about, is helping you to do residential development with the RISK reduced.

If it takes four years study to get a basic Degree and say another five years to get some experience, why would you think that you can enter the development business with little study — no experience and expect to be profitable?

Home Interior Design Inspirations From Prada’s Resort Collection 2010

When it comes to dishing out impeccable style and glam that is just right for the season, you can give the honors to Prada. In their Resort Collection for 2010, the simple and yet chic designs of the featured clothes were surely befitting of the current times.

The style had the look of a chic city girl and yet still elegant in a whimsical way. The design which is easy on the eyes is a great inspiration for designing a comfortable space that is not intimidating or overwhelming.

To give your interiors a touch of Prada, here are some home interior designing tips based on the catwalk dresses of the show:

Drapes And Curtains: Short And Simple

Looking at the Resort Collection dresses of Prada, you will notice that fabrics are not overwhelmingly long or drooping such as usually seen on haute couture shows. Also, the colors used are moderate and not brimming or bright.

So for your curtains and drapes, you can create an easy look by going for half length curtains instead of the long ones that touch the floor. Also, choose pastel colors with washed out dye.

Wall And Table Decors: Chic And Easy

The models of the Resort Collection were not heavily accessorized, and that contributed to the fresh and easy look that appears really comfortable.

This can be applied for home interiors. The key is “less is more”. Avoid over accessorizing and create an image of more space by adding less wall art and table decorations. Do not focus on numbers but rather on style, design, and boldness.

Color Theme: Colorful Yet Modest

It is very admirable how Prada managed to pull off an exciting look into their dresses without using any bright colors at all. All the fabrics featured pastel hues that are easy to the eyes.

Accordingly, you can create a fresh and comfortable look in your house by choosing pastel color schemes. Avoid hot and bright colors if possible. If you must use patterns, try neutral colors instead.

Overall Mood: Elegant Masculinity

When talking about the overall mood, the dresses of Prada Resort collection are elegant and have a touch of masculinity. Perhaps it has something to do with the simple and minimalistic approach, but the result is stunning.

When adding accent furniture, glass vases, and light fixtures, go for designs that are less unisex in approach. With less feminine flare, the mood will be less intimidating and will be more at ease.

Hopefully, this article will help you improve the style and look of your house. With the collection of Prada’s Resort show, the right inspiration is at hand.