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Decking out your Outdoor Space

We’ve been stuck in our homes for a long time.  How can you liven up your outdoor area? 

  1. Consider hanging a picture on a blank wall on your deck or patio.  An inexpensive, colorful glassless wood-framed painting from the thrift-store can be preserved with a coat of Rust-Oleum water-repelling NeverWet to withstand the weather.
  2. Find a local artist to paint a mural on a wall, fence, or pool bottom You can search for experienced artists near you on sites such a thumbtack.com.
  3. Dress up naked swaths of siding or fences with wall sculptures of metal, wood or fired clay.  Ceramics can live safely outdoors.  Mid-Century wall sculptures can be found on sites like Etsy and eBay.

From kitschy to classy it is time to conquer the blank walls of the outdoors with some custom art!

Adapted from “Art for Yard’s sake” Wall Street Journal, April 3-4 page D7.

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About Emilie

A transplant from the Pacific Northwest, Emilie has first-hand knowledge of the ins-and-outs of first-time home ownership and remodeling. She has become involved in the local art community and all the diversity Southern California has to offer and more recently has expanded her knowledge to include New Mexico.

Emilie’s passion to be involved in her community led her to become a licensed Realtor and Broker.  She continues to educate herself on different aspects of real estate to support clients with a variety of needs.  She is certified as a Military Relocation Professional (MRP) to work with U.S. Service families and veterans to find affordable housing solutions.

Having worked for both a small boutique firm and a company with a global presence, in 2023 she formed Emilie Broughton Real Estate to work with buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants in California and New Mexico.

Splitting her time between the Land of Enchantment and the Golden State, Emilie focuses on Los Angeles County and the Greater Albuquerque metro area, helping her clients achieve their real estate goals in both Mountain and Pacific Time Zones.

Emilie represented her region as a California Real Estate State Director for three years.  She has served as President of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors and is a multi-year recipient of the Five-Star Real Estate Professionals Award for the outstanding service she provides to her clients.

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