Designs By Erica | Broadway Kitchen

With vision, determination, collaboration, and a little bit of magic, Erica transformed a Somerville condo into this luxurious dream home! 419 Broadway Terrace, Unit 2 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo complete with gorgeous designer finishes and a bright open floor plan. It is incredible to see what careful attention to detail and an extraordinary eye for design can truly achieve. Let us show you the materials and finishes used to make Erica’s vision a reality!

 

The first aspect of this home that is an immediate eye-catcher is the natural light oak flooring. Not only does it brighten the entire interior, but it also makes it look extremely spacious. This floor allows for great contrast with any medium to dark piece of furniture. It is a solid base for the perfect entertaining space as is both fresh and inviting.

 

Next, the eye is immediately drawn to the gorgeous white dolomite countertops. They add to the overall bright and open feel of the entire home. The counters glimmer with impeccable detail and shine, offering a fresh, clean space for any culinary adventure. They are elegant and trendy at the same time, and make the entire kitchen and dining space feel cohesive.

The island is the perfect space to cook or entertain and serves as a great transition into the dining space. It is also very convenient as it allows for additional seating. The deep sink and impressive industrial-style brushed brass faucet adds both functionality and style. The island area is finished with two white cone-shaped pendant lights with gold interiors. These stunning pendants are definitely a show-stopper when you enter this exquisite space.

 

The classic white custom cabinetry makes the kitchen feel timeless. The continuation of bright white details enhances the entirety of the space. The cabinets are accented with brushed brass hardware which gives a modern and chic feel. By adding a white hood vent, it seamlessly blends into the cabinetry. The stunning dolomite behind the stove provides the perfect amount of detail, as it is bold and extremely eye-catching. The fresh white stacked ceramic tile backsplash compliments the dolomite well without being overpowering.  

Get The Look…

 

Interested in getting the look? Below are some items similar to those used to design and stage this incredible condo.

 

Vigo Single Hole Pre-Rinse Kitchen Faucet – matte gold

Adding this faucet to your kitchen is an easy way to enhance the space and add some stunning modern detail. This industrial-style faucet is EVERYTHING!

 

Matte White Hanging Pendant Light with Gold Shade Interior

Since light fixtures are the jewelry of an interior, these pendants are a must-have for any space! Allow them to dazzle in your own home!

 

Acacia Wood Seat Wrought Iron Base Bar Stool

These bar stools are so simple, yet have the potential to add so much to the space. Perfect for entertaining!

 

J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board

This serving board is a must-have item because it is so useful, and looks FAB on your counter!

 

Baxton Studio Monte Medium Brown Finished Wood Dining Table

Every space needs a beautiful dining table. This one is equipped with the perfect amount of intricate detail, while remaining simple at the same time.

 

Bluffton Upholstered Dining Chair

These dining chairs add a unique element, especially when paired with the wood table against clean white walls.

 

Modern Chandelier 6-Light Brass Gold Candlestick

The perfect eye-candy to sparkle above your dining table!

 

“Designs by Erica” part of Covelle & Company helps clients transform their spaces into homes. Her soul mission is to evoke emotion and create demand. Erica’s attention to detail and style elevates appeal, assisting sellers and developers to sell more quickly and for more money. We would be remiss if we didn’t mention that this incredible renovation was made possible by collaborating with Lavelle Development. This fantastic company specializes in building and remodeling homes in the Greater Boston area. Keep an eye out for more collaborative projects from Covelle & Co. & Lavelle Development. A perfect match of design & development 🤗.

Looking for some inspiration? Loving these designs? Take a look at our Pinterest & Instagram Accounts to get you kick-started on your own project!

Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white-glove service and design services!

 

Behind The Transformation | Meadowbrook

Welcome to the behind the transformation of one of our properties.  We pride ourselves in being able to give our clients an opportunity to bring a competitive edge to their properties when selling their homes, through vision and execution! Being able to reinvent and elegantly market your property will allow our vision to take your home to its full potential.    

     

93 Meadowbrook was home to our marketing coordinator’s close relatives for many years. Lauren was hands-on throughout this rewarding renovation project. Built-in 1960, this property remained untouched for half a century. 

 

This spacious 4BD/2.5 bath features plenty of outdoor space, a quaint sunroom, and hardwood floors throughout. With a budget of $35,000, we were able to paint the exterior, upgrade the flooring, and demo all bathrooms and the kitchen area. 

 

The kitchen boasts brushed brass hardware, quartz countertops, and a stylish magnetic pull-down faucet. 

 

The contemporary accent mirrors in the entryway and bathrooms give 93 Meadowbrook modern flair. 



The addition of a sputnik light fixture truly brings the dining area to life and carries the modern feel throughout this dreamy space. With the help of our Compass Concierge program, this modern listing had a turnaround of $1.75 million.
 

    Here are some before photos of 93 Meadowbrook Rd:

Here’s just a snippet of how we transformed this home:

Kitchen

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White shaker cabinetry and brushed brass hardware brought a contemporary update to this beautiful kitchen!

Living Room

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Hello hardwood and chic modern decor.

Bathroom

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From drab to fab — freshly painted and staged with a new vanity top and hardware.

 

Selling your home? It’s clichéd but it’s true — you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Don’t leave money on the table. COVELLE&CO GREATER BOSTON REAL ESTATE helps clients sell two times faster for an average of 1.4 percent more. At an average sale price of $600,000, that’s $24,000 more! Contact us today to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white-glove service.  Thank you for looking at our behind the transformation.  Check out our Pinterest to get some awesome inspiration!

When fashion meets interior design…

Styling your home to perfectly fit the image in your head, or the pins on your Pinterest board can be difficult. Sometimes, it is necessary to dig a little deeper in order to inspire the perfect home for you! It may start by pulling in your favorite color, or a trendy pattern you have been seeing. But, one of the best ways to generate inspiration for your home decor is through your closet. Yes, you read that right, your closet! What better way to create your dream home than selecting decor and finishes based on the outfits you choose to express yourself with. Whether your style is modern, vintage, grunge, or really anything, it can inspire how you choose to decorate and style your home. Fashion is one of the main ways people express themselves every day and can say a lot about a person. 

 

Outfit Inspo

Check out this gorgeous modern classic outfit inspiration. It is a simple combination of black, neutrals, and gold that ties in the perfect amount of texture and pattern. This is the ideal girl boss outfit and can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the occasion. 


Source: Pinterest

 

Let’s break it down…

Starting with any plain black top and your favorite black jeans: create the BEST base for any outfit. These jeans are simple yet show character with the button fly and distressed bottom.  

High-Rise Skinny Jeans – Madewell

Next, by adding a structured blazer your outfit can be amplified to the next level. Whether you choose to add a pop of color or a fun pattern, it is totally up to you. This is where you can make the outfit your own! This classic plaid blazer keeps the outfit sophisticated and brings in some lighter neutrals!

 Wool-Blend Blazer Coat – Abercrombie

Adding the perfect nude heel can dress up any outfit. These pointed-toe nude pumps pull the neutral tones out of the blazer perfectly. They elevate the entire outfit and show that you mean business and are ready to get after it! 

 

Bliss Pointy Toe Pumps – Nine West

This handbag brings in the pop of gold that this outfit needed through its stunning chain strap, as well as its texture in the body of the black leather bag. Finding a handbag that is both functional and cute is SO important!

 

Animal Print City Bag – Zara

Nothing completes a look quite like the perfect pair of oversized sunnies! These chunky black sunglasses and slicked low bun scream girl boss!

 

 

 

When Fashion Meets Interior…

Once you have determined your style and selected the perfect outfit, it is time to translate that into your interior. This particular interior inspo image provides a similar vibe to the modern classic outfit above. Both the outfit and this interior display the color combination of black, neutral, and gold finishes. They also both display similar interesting patterns and textures. After finding a fashion trend that you love, you can begin to select items, fixtures, and furniture that have a similar vibe. Below are some items that are inspired by this modern classic fashion trend. Hopefully, this will inspire you to look to your closet for interior design inspiration and truly create your dream space!

 

Source: Pinterest 

 

Get the look!

Lilo Velvet 88″ Flared Arm Sofa – Wayfair

20” Estela Black and White Pillow – CB2

Warwickshire 2 Piece Table Vase Set – Wayfair

Blenheim Leaner Traditional Beveled Full Length Mirror – Wayfair

Everett 10 – Light Unique Modern Linear Chandelier – Wayfair

Magdalen Coffee Table with Storage – Wayfair

2-Piece Lisbon Decor Set – Wayfair

Marceau Slipper Chair – One Kings Lane

‘Gold Rapture’ Framed Graphic Art Print on Canvas – Wayfair

Check out our Pinterest to get some awesome inspiration!

Your Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide!!!

With the holidays right around the corner, you may find yourself scrambling to finish your holiday shopping. Well don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! Here are some of my favorite last-minute gifts that are easy to give and amazing to receive. Whether it be for a family member, a friend, or a coworker, I have thought of a little something for everyone!

 

Cocktail Glasses

This stunning coupe glass has amazing texture and would be a beautiful addition to any at-home bar, bar cart, or glass collection.

Eve Coupe Cocktail Glass – CB2

Instagram: @cb2

 

Wool Throw

This wool throw is gorgeous to display in your home and is perfect to curl up with on a cold winter day. 

Nublado Wool Throw –  The Citizenry

Instagram: @the_citizenry

 

Coaster Set

These white marble and black volcanic rock coasters are a must-have for anyone’s space!

La Piedra Coasters – The Citizenry

Instagram: @the_citizenry

 

Mug

Who doesn’t love a gorgeous half-dipped mug?!

Half Dipped Mug In Black – House Of Morrison

Instagram: @house_of_morrison

 

Wine

Add a bow to your favorite bottle of wine! Abstract and Machete by Orin Swift are amazing!

Orin Swift Machete and Abstract

Instagram: @orinswift

Whiskey

For all my fellow whiskey drinkers, this is a must-try!

Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

Instagram: @basilhaydens

Moon Lamp

Just because this is awesome and you should shoot for the moon and if you landed amongst the stars, you still made it… 

Maker’s Original Moon Lamp

Instagram: @makers.light

Silk Pajama Set

Obsessed with these fierce boss lady silk jams! 

Zola Two Piece Set – Averie Sleep

Instagram: @averie_sleep

Throw Pillows

These pillows are so good, a perfect combo of pattern and texture!!

Soleil Mud Cloth Pillow – The Citizenry

Pampas Leather Throw Pillow – The Citizenry

Instagram: @the_citizenry

Loungewear Set

Because who doesn’t LOVE a good lounge set?!

Norma Hoodie – Arminta

Paige Pant – Arminta

Instagram: @arminta.co

Personalized Necklace

You HAVE to have a name necklace to fit into the crew… I’ve been rocking mine for the last 25 years!

Personalized Original Name Necklace – My Little Necklace

Instagram: @mylittlenecklace_fr

Leopard Skirt

Anything leopard… It’s the perfect attire for any girl boss out there!

Brown Leopard Jaspre Skirt – Never Fully Dressed

Instagram: @neverfullydressed

Hopefully, this gift guide gave you some inspo as you finish up this year’s holiday shopping! These last-minute gift ideas are some of my favorite items that I am sure your friends, family, and yourself will enjoy. As stressful as it can be sometimes, it is important to remember what the season of giving is all about! Good luck shopping, and wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday!! 

Happy Mortgage Monday!

 

 

Mortgage Rates can be hard to predict and honestly pretty confusing for most people. Covelle & Company has collaborated with one of our go-to lenders Mike Suffoletto to help with that confusion. Not only will we be bringing you the rates weekly, but each month we will be bringing you a clear update from a lender themselves. Here is Mike’s take on the current status of the market.  

 

‘Where are rates going?’ This is the most common question I hear daily. To answer that question, we need to look back. One year ago, the average 30-year fixed rate was 3.75%. Today, it is down to 2.75%. That displays one of the most active drops over a 12-month period. Typically, interest rates follow the markets. When the markets are up, rates are up, and when markets are down, rates are down. However, the markets are up, and rates are down. Why? 

 

The short answer is the global pandemic and the Federal Reserve (The Fed’s) involvement. The Fed has stepped in to protect the markets to both stabilize and stimulate. The Fed has purchased $1 trillion of mortgage bonds since March. The purpose of their action is to insert liquidity into the market, and the impact of this action brings fixed mortgage rates down. Thus, we are now down to historic lows. This not only stabilizes the housing market, but it strengthens the housing market and property values. As a result, an opportunity is available for both current and future homeowners. The lower rates have helped people refinance, drop their interest rate, and reduce their payments. The increase in property value has also helped homeowners consolidate debt and/or take cash out of their homes to renovate and improve. Many have purchased a new home to meet the growing demand for outdoor space, home offices, and space for children to learn remotely. 

 

So, where are rates going? Other than maybe current Fed Chairman, Jerome Powell, nobody knows for sure. Anyone claiming they know is purely speculating. Even the top economists have a 50/50 record with market predictions. Could rates continue to drop? Sure. However, there is a lot of unknown that can and will influence the direction of rates. We have, what appears to be, a new president who has a different agenda and will appoint a new leadership team. We still have no idea how long the pandemic will last, and its impact on the economy. When will the vaccines be available and how effective will they be? There is so much happening globally and nationally that can influence and cause rates to change quickly. There are just too many factors and unknowns to know where rates are headed. However, here is what we know as an undisputed fact. Rates are at historically low levels. If you have a mortgage, chances are good you can benefit from refinancing. If you are thinking about purchasing, your buying power is greater as rates have never been lower! I always advise taking advantage of the opportunity that you have, because there is no telling how long it will be there.”

Want to know the current rates? Looking to get preapproved? Check out Mike’s website here. Once you have your pre-approval Contact us to hear more about our top agents offering an exclusive white-glove service.