Pick the Perfect Paint Color


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If you’ve ever had to pick a paint color you know this major truth – the options are endless. Choosing the right paint color can be an overwhelming task, but it doesn’t have to be. Follow these 10 tips and you’ll have a new sense of confidence next time you’re in the paint aisle.

Bring Inspiration: Take along an existing pillow, piece of fabric or photo of your space. This will help you make more informed decisions.

The Right Light: Make sure to view your paint or paint chips in natural light to assure you’re seeing the color correctly. Paint looks different under artificial light, so try holding the chip near a window or painting a sample on your wall first.

Take-Home Testers: All the major paint retailers sell paint in small, tester sizes. These are perfect to take home and try out before committing to a full gallon of paint. The small amount will provide you with enough paint to give you an idea of what it would really be like to live with the color.

Try Multiple Shades: If you’re having trouble choosing, buy multiple testers and paint side-by-side squares on your walls. Live with them for a few days so you get the chance to see how the colors look morning, noon, and night. Make sure to mark them with identifiers so you’ll remember which one you liked best.

Choose Your Drama: Look to the color wheel for inspiration. Colors close together will make a room calm while those farther apart add drama.

Do What You Love: Start with a color you love, even if it’s not popular at the moment. Doing this will assure you’ll love the color for years to come. Just remember, your favorite color comes in a range of hues.

Lighten Up: If you’re afraid a hue may be too dark, ask the mixer to do a 50 percent tint of the color to lighten it up. Custom colors can also give a room a designer look, but make sure to jot down the specifics of your color for future touch-ups.

Room to Room: If you have rooms that are open to one another, avoid choosing radically different colors, which will make the spaces feel chopped up and small.

Go Bold: Small rooms that are visited more rarely, like a library or half-bath, can be done in stronger colors that make a statement.

Spraying vs. Rolling: Rolling may be the most popular choice, but it’s also the most time consuming and requires touch-ups more often. On the other hand, spraying results in a more high-end, professional look that also cuts painting time in half. With both options make sure you properly cover the areas you don’t want to be painted.

The Weekly Wrap-Up


In the market for a new home? Take a look at some of this week’s fabulous featured properties.

7123 Hill Forest Drive | Lake Forest | $1,800,000
5737 W Hanover Avenue | Devonshire | $1,350,000
5849 Versailles Avenue | Frisco | $1,349,000
11256 Russwood Circle | Russwood Acres | $1,050,00
2025 Woodall Rodgers #21 | Uptown | $999,000
7223 Casa Loma Avenue | Lakewood Hills | $950,000
4157 Hockaday Drive | Hockaday | $674,900
3401 Lee Parkway #901 | Oak Lawn | $574,900
8327 Nunley Lane | North Dallas | $549,000
731 Mayrant Drive | North Oak Cliff | $445,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

TEXAS TOP DESTINATION FOR CORPORATE MOVES


When it comes to corporate moves, Texas was the top destination for people packing up and heading across the country in 2019.

Texas topped the list, which also includes California, Florida, Illinois and North Carolina as the states that were the most popular destinations for corporate transfers, according to Allied Van Lines.

“Texas, with its business-friendly climate, has ranked as the top move destination for Allied corporate customers for the past six years,” the moving company said in its most recent Magnet States Report. “The high influx of corporations moving to Texas makes it a highly desirable destination for top talent.”

A few other interesting findings:

* The most popular month for Allied corporate moves was June, and the most popular day of the week to move was Friday.

* Allied consumer customers still prefer to move in June; however, in 2019 the most popular day to move changed from Tuesday to Friday, allowing for a full weekend of unpacking and settling in.

* Allied consumer and corporate customers moved a total of 421,780,231 miles over the last six years, which is equal to over 16,937 trips around the world.

Considering a move to North Texas? The Ebby Halliday Companies are here to help. Our complete offering of brokerage, mortgage, title and insurance homeownership services ensures you have the easiest and most secure real estate experience. In good times and most importantly, in challenging times, we have stood by North Texas for over 75 years. It would be our honor to put our experience and strength to work for you.

To learn more and to get started, contact a Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agent today.

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7 HOMES WITH SPECTACULAR CURB APPEAL


Everyone loves a great home with a lasting first impression. Lush landscaping, a fresh entrance, blooming flowers and gracious trees can ‘wow’ guests before they even enter your home.

We’ve gathered seven properties with fantastic curb appeal.

9423 Alva Court | Preston Hollow | $5,295,000
4001 W Lawther Drive | Lakewood | $4,750,000
11836 Preston Brook Place | North Dallas | $1,540,000
7523 Yamini Drive | North Dallas | $1,490,000
4441 Gloster Road | Preston Hollow | $1,445,000
4931 Stanford Avenue | Bluffview | $1,197,000
8516 San Leandro Drive | Forest Hills | $1,180,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

7 Stunning Luxury Kitchens


In the mood for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a late-night snack? Regardless of the time of day or what you’re craving to eat, every meal starts in the kitchen. There’s no better place to cook up a tasty meal than in a kitchen you love.

We’ve gathered 7 stunning kitchens with all the bells and whistles.

6839 Orchid Lane | Preston Hollow | $2,150,000
11836 Preston Brook Place | North Dallas | $1,540,000
1129 La Salle Lane Southlake | $1,399,000
4010 Buena Vista Street | Uptown | $1,100,000
7359 Blairview Drive | North Dallas | $925,000
5230 Vickery Boulevard | Vickery Place | $879,000

For more exceptional properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Stay Focused With These Home Offices


Summer break is officially over, the kids are back in school, and it’s back to work for many who have taken a much-needed break out of the office.

To get back into gear, we’ve gathered 11 home offices that might convince you to ditch the commute and work in the comfort of your own home.

 

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5540 N 40 Place | North Dallas | $6,999,000

 

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10115 Waller Drive | Preston Hollow | $3,290,000

 

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5331 Lobello Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,950,000

 

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4241 Woodfin Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,350,000

 

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5941 Club Oaks Drive | North Dallas | $1,995,000

 

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4611 Melissa Lane | Preston Hollow | $1,799,999

 

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6415 Forestshire Drive | North Dallas | $1,549,000

 

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6905 Forest Glen Drive | North Dallas | $1,495,000

 

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3535 Gillespie Street #604 | Oak Lawn | $1,175,000

 

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6719 Caulfield Drive | North Dallas | $764,900

 

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1917 Old Orchard Drive | Kessler | $519,000

 

To view more spectacular properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

Agents Named Best Of Real Estate By D Magazine


Ninety-one Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate agents were featured on D Magazine’s list of Best Residential Real Estate Agents for 2019. More than half of DPMRE’s award-winning agents were also listed among Dallas’ top producers.

D Magazine reached out to more than 15,000 real estate, insurance and mortgage professionals and more than 10,000 magazine subscribers and recent homebuyers to nominate individuals that have gone above and beyond in Dallas real estate. 

Congratulations to our agents for being named the best of Dallas real estate.

To read more about Dave Perry Miller Real Estate’s top agents, pick up the July issue of D Magazine in stands now.

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Explore the Links of Lake Athens


 

Explore the Links of Lake Athens

 

Revel in a relaxing getaway that’s all your own at the Links of Lake Athens.

 

The exclusive, gated lakefront resort spans more than 52 acres of gently rolling terrain, featuring a plethora of outdoor recreation and a prized golf course — all in just over an hour’s drive away from Dallas.

 

The property — featured in Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection — is available to purchase as a whole for $6,900,000 or separated into parcels listed between $1.5 million and $3.5 million. Links of Lake Athens is listed by the Ross Group of the Dave Perry-Miller Park Cities office.

 

Owners will have private access to over 2,500 feet of water frontage and acres of pastureland to roam on horseback. The Links of Lake Athens’ piece de resistance is its four-hole golf course, which plays as a championship 18-hol, Par 72.

 

Find details in the fall/winter 2018 Fine Home Collection, online at dpmmagazine.com.

 

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Products That Give Back


 

In the spirit of giving thanks, why not give back to those who need the most help?

 

This holiday season, purchase gifts for your loved ones that help others as well.

 

We’ve selected five beautiful items for the home that also give back.

 

Products That Give BackNublado Throw | The Citizenry | $395

 

The Citizenry collaborates with artisans to produce one-of-a-kind, exclusive collections and donates 10 percent of its proceeds back into those artisan communities. Partnerships change from season to season to highlight different crafts and communities.

 

The Nublado Throw was made by one master weaver in San Pedro, Peru, home to alpaca wool. Each throw takes one full day to knit and is left in its pure state for a natural, soft touch and look.

 

Products That Give BackZura Floor Basket | Local + Lejos | $198

 

Curated contemporary selections are of prime importance to Los Angeles-based Local + Lejos. Beautiful handwoven baskets and textiles from Rwanda, Cambodia, Guatemala and more feature bold graphics and simple, sophisticated design.

 

Products That Give BackChabi Chic XL Ceramic Salad Bowl | The Little Market | $40

 

Lauren Conrad-founded fair trade shop The Little Market specializes in artisanal products crafted by women around the world. Purchases from the online business create opportunities for women and their families to start literacy workshops, business training and health programs in their community. This salad bowl contributes to a small business in Morocco.

 

Products That Give BackP.F. Candle Co. Juniper Terra Candle | Moorea Seal | $33.60

 

Cult favorite candle brand P.F. Candle Co. brings the holiday spirit with this juniper candle, created from juniper berries, pine, fir needle and cedarwood. Seven percent of proceeds from the candle — and all items sold at Moorea Seal — are given to nonprofits helping women’s causes, children’s needs, environmental issues, animal causes and health-related needs.

 

Products That Give BackFloral Tea Infuser Mug | Fair & Square Imports | $22.50

 

McKinney-based Fair & Square Imports scour the globe for fair-trade products for home and fashion. This handmade floral tea infuser mug from Vietnam is ceramic, avoiding harsh plastics and lets tea leaves bloom.

 

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Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes


 

Home to Former President George W. Bush, Ross Perot, Dirk Nowitzki and a variety of names from politics to entertainment, Preston Hollow is synonymous for luxury and grandeur.

 

The area, nestled between Northwest Highway, Royal Lane, Hillcrest Avenue and Midway Road, was once an expanse of farmland before developer Ira DeLoache claimed it for the prestigious estates it is known for today.

 

Preston Hollow is also home to several of Dallas’ top private schools, including St. Mark’s School of Texas, an all-boys school ranked No. 6 in Niche.com’s 2019 Best Private High Schools in America.

 

With sprawling acres of lush foliage, it’s no wonder many of Dallas’ most affluent choose to reside in Preston Hollow.

 

We’ve chosen five homes that place luxury at the top of the priority list.

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes4655 Meadowood Road | Old Preston Hollow | $5,995,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes10115 Waller Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $3,495,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes9119 Guernsey Lane | Preston Hollow | $3,090,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6630 Northport Drive | Preston Hollow | $2,295,000

 

Five Magnificent Preston Hollow Homes6215 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | $2,199,000

 

For more exquisite properties, visit daveperrymiller.com.

 

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