Living our Goals for 2013

January 25, 2013

As One of my goals for 2013, I am planning a trip to Italy.   This Hotel in Matera is built into a cave and the design is so serene with simplistic beauty.  The design is so calming and welcoming.     Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago.

Until the late 1980s this was considered an area of poverty, since these houses were, and in most areas still are, mostly unlivable.  Today there are many thriving businesses, pubs, and hotels.

One of the benefits of the ancient city, is that there is a great similarity in the look of the Sassi with that of ancient sites in and around Jerusalem. This has caught the eye of film directors and movie studios. Principally due to this reason the Sassi were the set of many films, as for example "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" (Pasolini, 1964), "King David" (Bruce Beresford, 1985), "The Passion of the Christ" (Gibson, 2004) and "The Nativity Story" (Hardwicke, 2006).

There are so many steps and inclines to walk in this place.   My Exercise  and Good health goals should help with this adventure.  

 

Fall is in the Air!

October 1, 2012


Thinking out loud today because it is the first day of October.  Fall is in the air!   The wind is bringing the changes of season to us.     Everyone is starting to decorate their front Door or Porch.   It is so fun!    I love this time of year.   I was traveling small winding roads this weekend in Nashville and Kentucky.   The leaves were starting to change, some of the tree's seemed to have their tips on fire.   If you home is on the market decorating your front door can add some sizzle to ...
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I do love white pumpkins!

September 13, 2012


Fall is in the air and I can't help but think about decorating for fall. 

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Living in Outdoor Spaces

August 30, 2012

People are really big into the open kitchen, den/living rooms right now.  That's why our TVs keep getting bigger and bigger- people are watching them from 2 rooms over! Also, something I have noticed is people are leaning towards smaller, more quality space vs. a lot of unused square footage. The out door Space becomes a part of the living space and extends the smaller interior spaces to include this wonderful space
 Buying and selling homes is an emotional decision, people buy from the heart,...
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Home Tour With Stella

August 29, 2012


Located in the Heart of Crestline on a gorgeous street.    Exceptional details and Open Spaces.  A designer's dream and perfect for entertaining. Spacious rooms, tall ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors, deep crown molding, large kitchen with high end appliances, master suite located on main level, two car garage on main, gorgeous iron banister leading to the second floor, antiqued beams in family room  and surround sound in upstairs playroom, stereo throughout the house,  Fabulous O...
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Dazzling Front Door

June 14, 2012

Undertaking a home makeover can be daunting, but it is possible to have jaw-dropping results with relatively minimal effort. Try tweaking your interior design style one room at a time. Paint is every home-decor enthusiast's best friend and there are countless ways to achieve dazzling impact with a little bit of color

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A Kitchen can Sell a House!

April 6, 2012

It's a tool used by house flippers all across the nation. Stagers know its power. Real estate agents push its importance. What is this not-so-well-kept secret of real estate? A kitchen can sell a house.  


A kitchen is the heart of a home. This is true all across the globe. The old saying that the "stomach is the way to the heart" carries a lot of truth. Kitchens are where we spend much of our time and most of that is with our families. It's the room where we nourish our bodies and...


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Small Space, Clean, Simple, but absolutly Gorgeous!

February 16, 2012


This is  actually a small space, but this designer used every inch in the best possible way for a dining room.  French reclaimed doors, limestone fireplace and antique chandelier are the first things that stand out when you look into this room.  The simple lack of color allows this space to be very elegant and welcoming to your dinner guest. 

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Action Plan

January 3, 2012

We all realize that we need an action plan to make a change. But if your like me, you may seem to be  always be flying by the seat of your pants.  So this leads me to one of my new years resolution.  Make a Plan!   A Plan to organize each room, one at a time.   Get  all those many, many books and magazines in the right place, not cluttered.   Remove everything from my attic, Drake has asked for a media room in the attic.  This small request might just take the whole year to accomplish!  One o...
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12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For

January 2, 2012

12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For

1. Customers.

2. Getting to pick the exceptional people we work with.

3. An opportunity to add value, big or small, to people's lives.

4. Not having to ask permission to try something crazy.

5. The patience and understanding of our family and friends — especially when we likely don't deserve it.

6. Receiving payment for value delivered. There's no feeling like it.  

7. The joy of seeing a sliver of light after some dark, dark, days.

8. The free...


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Realtor - Interior Designer


Stella Trott Esdale Realtor - Interior Designer Remax Advantage - Residential and Commercial Real Estate Room Service Unlimited - Design and Home Staging As a life resident of Birmingham Alabama, I know and understand the real estate market in my State, From the mountains in Fort Payne to the Beaches in Gulf Shores. Understanding the way a person lives and works is both interesting and important to me. I love getting to know my clients and helping them achieve their hopes and dreams. It is great feeling of accomplishment for me to know my clients are loving the homes where they choose to live and that I have in a small way helped.

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