Monthly Archives: March 2014

Great tools to help you pick a color palette

apartments for rent in Stratford, technology, decorating, Stratford Apartments, Apartments Stratford , Apartments for Rent in Stratford , Stratford apartment rentals, Apartments in Stratford , Apartment rentals in Stratford , Stratford Apartments for RentIf you’re looking to add personality to your Stratford apartment space, color is an ideal way to do so. Color can play a major role in adding a warm and inviting atmosphere and this is why it is important to get it right the first time around. Luckily, there are plenty of tools that have been designed for the exact purpose of helping you select colors. For those who are not sure where to start when it comes to color coordinating their Avon Place apartment, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has researched a few applications that will help you pick and stick to a color palette.

 

Kuler

Take advantage of a community driven web app like Kuler, which allows you to browse color palettes that other users have created. You can also create your own by using the app’s color sliders, color wheel and guidelines. One of the best things about Kuler is it allows you to get color inspiration from anywhere, so you can capture colors from your surroundings or create your own color combinations. If you’re unsure where to start, browse through thousands of schemes created by the community and start using them in your apartment designs. The Kuler app is iPhone and iPad compatible.

 

Color Blender

Color Blender gives users the opportunity to select a preferred color and generates an additional six-color blend based on the first color chosen. This web-based app offers the perfect option for creating color palettes that can be used for web design or even for decorating your Stratford apartment. Users also have the freedom to tweak each individual color to ensure it is exactly what they want and pictured.

 

COLOUR lovers

Share colors, patterns and palettes and discuss the latest trends with the creative COLOURlovers community. In addition to offering a way to find a color palette, COLOURlovers also offers a space where you can collaborate on color-related topics and read articles on this very subject. Once you’ve selected the color palette you want to stick to, drop by Moore Interior and Exterior Painting located at 111 Caledonia Street to pick up all the painting supplies you’ll need. The Avon Place Apartments are a six-minute drive and 34-minute walk from the store.

 

Color Hunter

Find that particular color in that image that you’ve been searching for with Color Hunter. Simply, select an image that you like the look of, enter it into Color Hunter and the app will create a color palette from the chosen image. If you’re looking for color palettes, enter a specific term in the search box located at the top of the page. Use tags, hex colors or an image URL to search for that perfect color.
Feel secure knowing that the colors you’ve chosen to outfit your apartment are the perfect fit for you by using these smart applications. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer a quaint park-like setting and convenient access to local amenities.

 

 

 

Tips and tricks for an organized closet

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Keeping your closet clean and organized can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Luckily, there are a variety of creative ways to tackle formerly chaotic closets and transform them into tidy spaces. For those who are looking for some suggestions to organize the closet in your Stratford apartment, our preferred property management company, Williams and McDaniel, has compiled some pieces of advice that will definitely help you declutter.

 

Divide and Conquer

While you may be tempted to pull everything out of the closet and deal with it all at once, this could end up making more work for yourself. You might run out of time, push everything back in your closet and end up with an even bigger mess. Handle your closet in sections and designate one task to a particular day, for example Saturday might be shoe organization and Sunday might be dresses. By breaking it up into smaller projects it will feel like less of a challenge and you will be more likely to complete it.

 

Tidy Up Top Shelf

If you’ve stacked sweaters and t-shirts on shelves before, you understand that they can easily become a jumbled mess and overhead hazard when stacks fall. Investing in stackable storage cubes like these by Neatfreak! or this Jumbo Storage bag can go a long way to ensuring your closet is an organized oasis. Both of these products are available at Walmart located at 499 Norwich Avenue, which is a 38-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments. Don’t forget to take advantage of under-bed storage by purchasing covert storage solutions.

 

Group Like Items

You’ll be sure to find items quickly and easily by grouping similar items together. Storing similar items in one area will help keep things organized and it will also show you how much of one thing you own. Some people even take it a step further and group items by sleeve length, material and color. However, this can get a bit confusing if you have a lot of clothing in your closet. It is best to test out a few concepts to see which one works best for you and your closet.

 

Make Use of Wall Space

Placing purses and bags on shelves can lead to an avalanche and your favorite carryall being crushed and misshapen. If your closet is crammed and you have extra wall space, purchase a belt rack and use it to hang your purses and ties. You’ll be able to access your purses, bags and ties and avoid the tangled mess they once were.

 

Keep Track of What Your Wear

Avoid holding on to clothes that you never wear by keeping track of what you’ve worn during the season with some clever tricks. One way to do so is to put the hangers backward on the rod and when you wear a piece of clothing hang it up facing the front. You’ll be able to easily identify which items you’ve worn and which ones you have not. Another way to track your fashion habits is to place Post-it colored flags on each piece of clothing in your closet. After you’ve worn a piece of clothing take the Post-It off and everything that has a flag on it should either be donated or consigned.
Personalize Your Storage

Utilize clear shoeboxes for storing hair accessories and lightweight scarves or take a Polaroid of what the box contains and place it on the side of the box. This will let you know what’s inside the box and will make for a fun and creative craft.

 

Clothing Swap

Spend a night getting together with old friends and bring your clothes along too. Take this opportunity to empty out your closet and swap clothes with someone else. Odds are someone will want your gorgeous garments and you’ll also walk away with news clothes.

 

Keep your fashionable closet organized by taking these tips into consideration. Located on 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments are an ideal renting option for those who are currently looking in Stratford.