Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tips to Make Your Home Holiday Ready

There are four key areas of your home that you can focus on when decorating for the holidays that will go a long way toward making your guests feel welcome and comfortable.  So pull out those decorations, put on the music, even invite a friend over to help, and get your home holiday ready!

1. Exterior
Since the outside of your home is the first thing your guests will see as they arrive at your home, this is where you’ll want to start.  Adorn your front door with a holiday wreath and use garland and lights above the front door to create a welcoming feel.  Having a theme is another way to complete the look.  For example, use all white lighting and a white ribbon on the wreath.  Using white is especially nice here in Hilton Head Island since you won’t see snow on the ground!

2. Foyer / Entryway
In most cases, your foyer or entryway will have some kind of lighting.  If it’s a hanging light like a chandelier, that makes for the perfect place to add festive decor.  Drape garland around the light fixture and hook large ball ornaments in the same color to complete the look.  You can be as minimal or extensive as you want, but one tip is to, again, have a theme for your color choices.  If you used white ribbon and lights on your front porch, you can carry the white into the foyer as well.

3. Kitchen
Since the kitchen is typically the gathering spot for friends and family, this is an area of your home you’ll want to focus on when preparing for the holidays.  Do yourself a favor and keep the cooking and serving areas clear of large decorations, and utilize your wall space, cabinets, and hanging lights to their full potential!

If you have space between the top of your cabinets and the ceiling, use lighted garland to add a warm glow.  Choose a large, festive wreath to create a focal point, and duplicate your foyer lighting decor above the table.

4. Living Room
Real or artificial, nothing says ‘holidays’ like your Christmas tree!  When decorating it, use the same color theme you used in your foyer.  The living room will also be a gathering spot, so make it comfortable for guests by adding a few throw pillows in holiday colors.  Last but not least, if you have a fireplace mantle, the possibilities are endless!  A mantle gives you the opportunity to set a display as minimal or dramatic as you want.  Use lighted garland, holiday ball ornaments, stockings, or miniature Christmas trees to complete the look.

What’s your favorite room to decorate for the holidays?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Shelter Cove Mall Redesign Plans are Endorsed!

It’s an exciting time here in Hilton Head Island for residents who are in favor of the plans to redesign the currently enclosed Mall at Shelter Cove!

The redevelopment plans for the Shelter Cove Mall calls for a Kroger supermarket, new apartments, a waterfront park and drive, and a pedestrian-friendly road that would have a variety of shops, restaurants and on-street parking!

On Tuesday, the Hilton Head Island town panel unanimously endorsed with a vote of 5-0 the proposed drawings that would include a “village” of small, single-story shops and cafes leading to Broad Creek.  While final approval isn’t expected until January 2013, board member Deborah Welch said, “I’m very excited to see what’s come out of this…I think it’s an architectural style that works well for the island.”

What’s the timeline look like?

Demolition of the current mall is expected to begin towards the end of this year, and you should see construction on the retail portion starting early 2013.  The expected completion date is November 2013.  The next step would be to start construction on the apartments that are part of the whole project, not until 2014.

Please share your thoughts about the redesign of the Shelter Cove Mall in the comment section below!

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My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Places to Dine Out for Thanksgiving in Hilton Head Island

Planning to escape this year and dine out for Thanksgiving in Hilton Head Isalnd?  There are a variety of restaurants that will be open and serving up a Thanksgiving meal, allowing you to enjoy your day and leave the cooking and cleanup to someone else!

Dining out for Thanksgiving

Chart House Restaurant
Two Hudsons Road, Hilton Head Island – Chart House will be serving up delicious turkey with all the trimmings as well as fresh fish specialties and award-winning prime rib.

CQ’s Restaurant
140 A Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island – CQ’s will serve Thanksgiving Day Dinner from 5-8:30pm that will include delicious choices of appetizers and desserts with entrees of Lamb, Trout, Filet, Pork, Ravioli and Turkey.

ELA’S Blue Water Grill
One Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island – ELA’S Thanksgiving Celebration is from 2-8pm and will feature dinner specials while you relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Frankie Bones Restaurant & Lounge
1301 Main St, Hilton Head Island – At Frankie Bones, you’ll get tender roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings, choice of special soups or salads, soft drinks and choice of pie for only $34.95!

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island – Hudson’s is home to the 14th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, a free celebration that takes place from 11am-3pm.  The dinner, served family style, is organized by St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church and donations will benefit The Deep Well Project.

For those who might be alone or unable to prepare a meal, it’s important to know there is a place for to go to celebrate this holiday with others.  The meal is prepared by Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks on Skull Creek, with volunteers from the community to help serve the food.  There will be lots of good fellowship and entertainment for a festive atmosphere!

Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
Two Grasslawn Avenue, Hilton Head Island – The Westin is offering their “Feed Your Soul” Thanksgiving buffet from 11am-6pm.

Do you know of other places to dine out in Hilton Head?  Let the rest of us know by leaving a comment!

No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope it’s fun, safe, and memorable!  From my family to yours, happy Thanksgiving!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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