La Quinta, California

La Quinta, California
Desert Luxury

Desert Luxury Realty

Thank you for visiting my blog. When you choose Mary Williams, as your real estate agent, you are working with a team of seasoned professionals who cater to your every real estate need. Buying or Selling your home does not need to be full of hassels or needless pressure. Take it easy and enjoy the luxury of the desert. I look forward to assisting you with your search or sell of your home. Contact me today!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving! 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 - Desert Luxury Realty " As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Color Trends for 2014

paintbrush1Many of the major paint companies have already released their new paint line ups for 2014. Pantone also announced its Fashion Color Report for spring 2014 in September. The color that appears to be the favorite for 2014 is blue. Muted, serene, and simplicity were the words used to describe this year’s color line up by paint giants Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. From Pantone’s report, their palate ranged from muted and simplistic to vivid and bold. While making color decisions based on trends isn’t always a good idea, it’s a nice place to start looking for colors that maybe around for a while.

Why look to the paint companies for color trends?

Paint companies can track what’s happening in color trends in real time. Based on what consumers are buying, and tracking the slightest change in what’s being purchased, they can predict where the trend is heading. Their forecasts are built on this information and can be the most current look at what people are truly looking for in colors for their homes.

Sherwin Williams

In Sherwin Williams’ 2014 Color Forecast, they offer four pallets, each with their own intrinsic personalities:
-Reasoned – a neutral pallet with nice grays with layer subtle undertones. One to watch from this would be Crushed Ice (7647). It’s a warmer gray that is simple without being sterile.
-Diaphanous – soft smoky colors that are light, delicate, and ephemeral. A nice selection here would be Balanced Beige (SW 7037)
-Intrinsic – a riot of colors that evoke the feelings of a fiesta. Georgian Bay (SW 6509) would be a good choice for staying with the 2014 trend of blue.
-Curiosity – “Where mad science meets fantasy.” The colors are muted with mostly dark blues, browns, and grays.

color palletBenjamin Moore

In their Color Trends 2014, Benjamin Moore presented Breath of Fresh Air (806) as its 2014 color of the year. A bit lighter than their ever popular Palladian Blue (HC 144), it will prove to be a go-to color for any room. The colors offered are a wonderful array of neutrals that will match each other, so that each room will work with and transition into another. The colors are softer and lighter, without being too “candy” or “Easter Egg.” Another color to watch from Benjamin Moore is Van Deusen Blue (HC-156), which pairs well with Breath of Fresh Air.


The color juggernaut Pantone is the global authority on color and provides professional color standards for design industries. When they talk colors, people listen. The 10 colors that they’re talking about for the women’s spring fashion line up include:
-PANTONE 15-3920 Placid Blue
-PANTONE 16-3823 Violet Tulip
-PANTONE 15-6114 Hemlock
-PANTONE 16-0000 Paloma
-PANTONE 15-1225 Sand
-PANTONE 14-0852 Freesia
-PANTONE 18-1651 Cayenne
-PANTONE 17-1360 Celosia Orange
-PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid
-PANTONE 18-3949 Dazzling Blue
When looking for color trends, remember that it’s easier to change clothes than it is to change the color of paint on the walls. The colors may be a bit more risky, because there’s less commitment. This can be seen in Pantone’s offering of pairing pastels with bright hues. Remember that in the end, it’s about what color palette appeals to you and makes you feel at home.

If you are thinking about a remodel, redesign, or reorganizing; then I am your redesign professional!

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

7 Ways to Save with Green Plumbing in the Desert

green plumbing
Desert Luxury Realty

What does it mean to be ecologically minded? It’s a promise to pollute less, and save resources like water and electricity. That is where green plumbing comes into the picture. If you’re renovating or moving to a new place, a little pre-thought can save you money.

Green Plumbing

Low flow – Install bathroom fixtures like toilettes and shower heads that waste less water. Also, install an aerator to the bathroom sink which makes less water come out stronger.

Grey water –Water from the bathroom basins, showers, baths, and washing machine can be recycled directly within the home and used to flush toilets for example.

Rain water tanks – Installed in different parts of the yard, tanks collect water when it rains to be used for irrigation during dry spells.

Hot water – Instead of using one big tank and having the hot water travel a distance – and cool down in the process – install tankless heaters next to where it is needed. Less water is wasted by waiting for the water to turn hot, and less electricity/gas is used to reheat the water.

Water Heating – The cheapest way to heat the house water is by using solar energy. These systems have been used around the world for at least 30 years and have improved tremendously. The sun is a cheap, renewable energy source that does not pollute.

Drip Irrigation – If you live in a hot and dry climate, drip irrigation is the best way to water your garden. Water doesn’t go to waste with sprinkle heads that spray all around where some of the water evaporates before it even hits the ground.

Insulate – If you live in extreme weather, insulating the house and exterior pipes is the biggest money saver. There are many environmentally friendly insulation products. Nowadays, green plumbing is also offered as a course in some community colleges.

If you are thinking about a remodel, redesign, or reorganizing;
then I am your redesign professional!

If you are considering selling your property, and you think it needs staging;
I am your neighborhood professional!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall Back in the Desert this Sunday!

Fall Back in La Quinta!
Change your Batteries in your Smoke Alarms, too!