Judy Moore - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty

Posted by Judy Moore on 4/18/2021

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Color can – and should – be used to decorate your home, but for most of us, too much bright color is more obnoxious than invigorating. Those screaming bright yellow walls may look amazing in the magazine spread, but you may not be prepared to live with that much color in your own space. Opting for colorful accents instead of going all in and painting a room a bright tangerine, violet or apple green can help you create an appealing space that is comfortable but not overwhelming.

5 Ways to Incorporate Bright Colors in your Home

Bright colors can be most appealing and impactful in smaller doses, according to HGTV. Learning how to incorporate them into your home without creating a chaotic and overwhelming space is key to using bold, lively shades in your décor.

Create an accent wall: A single wall painted with bold color or adorned with a bright, patterned wallpaper can become a focal point. It is also an inexpensive way to make a colorful statement without overwhelming your space or your bank account. Best of all, because you are only painting or covering a relatively small space, you can splurge on amazing paper or paint products.

Use textiles: You don’t have to buy brightly colored furniture to make a splash in your space. Use bright throws and accent pillows to liven up the room instead. These accents are easily swapped out if you decide you need a more traditional look and are easy to switch for different seasons or holidays, too.

Invest in art: A striking large canvas or mural can be an amazing focal point for your room and pull things together. Consider one large or several small pieces to light up your space and create an intriguing and appealing look for any room in your home.

Use rugs and flooring: Area rugs in a single bright color or with lots of color and texture can add a punch of color to any room, without overwhelming it. Use a rug to pull the room together with a new color you want to try, without committing to permanent changes.

Choose decorative accents: Home stores and sites abound, so if you want to test out a color, you’ve got many ways to do it. Choose your preferred color or palette then look for accent pieces from candles and picture frames to sculptural elements and tablescapes.

Before you commit to painting a wall or room, test out colors you think you like in smaller, more easily removed items, like the ones described above. This will help you determine your personal comfort level with bold colors and allow you to create a space that is uniquely yours.  

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Posted by Judy Moore on 4/12/2021

This Single-Family in Lexington, MA recently sold for $2,350,000. This Colonial style home was sold by Judy Moore - Barrett Sotheby's International Realty.

29 Fern Street, Lexington, MA 02421


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Just Like New! Incomparable in every way; from panoramic views of Wilson Farm's rolling farmland from numerous south facing windows, to sun-drenched, airy oversized rooms w/superb finishes, exquisite custom millwork, unparalleled attention to detail. Heart of home is the oversized Cook's Kitchen w/cathedral ceiling, outstanding amenities: Wolfe range, Subzero fridge, generous island w/granite countertops, breakfast area, butler's pantry w/marble wet bar, second enclosed panty. Appealing circular flow to family & entertaining spaces, sunny Family Room with 11 windows w/serene views, pretty coffered ceiling, custom built-ins, gas FP. Fexible floor plan includes 1st Fl Office/Guest Bedroom option w/Private Bath. Enjoy Master Suite oasis with cozy fireplace, spa like bath. Room for all in 3rd fl study, BR, BA & amazing LL walk-out game rm w/wet bar, exercise, bonus rms, 1/2 BA. Added Smart Hm Tech convenience & steps to Wilson Farm, trails, school

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Posted by Judy Moore on 4/11/2021

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Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be guest ready in no time, and able to fully enjoy your home when you take the time to refresh things occasionally. 

Start with a quick cleanup: You don't need to clean everything, but removing items from counters, corralling clutter and vacuuming can go a long way towards making the space look fresh and clean. Give yourself and your helpers an hour to throw away trash, outdated items and to put things away and you'll have a great base to work from. 

Check the season: If you are still rocking 4th of July decor in November, your home will look a little dated. Remove items that are not in season and replace with ones that are -- if possible, decorate for the holiday or season that is on the way and you'll get the most impact from your time. 

Add flowers: Pick up a live plant or fresh flowers to display to instantly brighten and freshen up a room. 

Add scent: Your space impacts all of your senses, and if your home is feeling a little flat or musty, it could be because it has been closed up for too long. Open windows for an instant breeze of fresh air and refresh the indoor air quality. Consider adding scent with a candle, wax melts or diffuser to add more interest and make your space more inviting. 

Replace bulbs and filters: You may not reailze it, but even a single blown bulb makes your home look darker and uncared for. Track down any missing bulbs and replace them for maximum impact. If needed, choose a higher wattage bulb to brighten things up even more. This is also an ideal time to change your air filters -- your home will smell better and you'll have better air quality and heater performance, too. 

You can have a significant impact on the look and feel of your home in just a few hours -- and enjoy the results of your hard work for weeks to come. Set aside some time each season or before each holiday to refresh and restore your home; you'll love living in an attractive and comfortable space year round. 

Posted by Judy Moore on 4/8/2021

371 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421



Full/Half Baths
New Construction! Impressive architect-designed Gambrel style Colonial features an airy open floor plan w/stunning details, high ceilings, custom millwork & finishes throughout. Enjoy 1st floor office, smashing cook's kitchen w/high end stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinetry, pretty 8-foot center island w/quartz counter tops. Sunny breakfast nook overlooks a private backyard & patio, the comfortable family room w/gas fireplace and built-ins is the heart of the home. Four 2nd floor bedrooms, one en-suite, two sharing a "Jack & Jill" bath, plus a stunning master suite w/sitting area, custom built-ins, 2 walk-in closets & a tranquil spa bath complete with soaking tub, heated floor, separate tiled shower. Lower level, with play room, bedroom, bath & ample storage, provides the perfect space for today's busy lifestyle. All located on desirable Prospect Hill, steps from Bridge Elementary & near middle & high schools, "Old Res", recreation land & commuting routes. Welcome to Lex!
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Posted by Judy Moore on 4/6/2021

480 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420



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Terrific opportunity to live in historic Lexington! Sitting high above Mass Ave on a private lot, this airy bi-level ranch with contemporary influences features a freshly painted interior and a dramatic sun-filled cathedral ceiling living room with 2 floor-to-ceiling walls of windows and a wood-burning fireplace. Wake up with your morning coffee in the sunny, remodeled eat-in kitchen. Hardwood floors on the main level and 3 bedrooms, excluding ½ bath & updated full bath. A well-maintained property with replacement windows, newer screen doors, ample storage, there's room for all in the lower level family room with new carpet. The patio is ideal for summer cook-outs, the grounds are low maintenance, and the location is convenient to East Lexington shops, restaurants, the bike path, and public transportation. Welcome Home!
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Amazing Lexington opportunity! Freshly painted interior, contemporary flair, tucked away above Mass Ave. Come See! Mass Ave to Bruce to then left into driveway.
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