The Tampa Bay luxury real estate market is breaking all kinds of records with no signs of slowing down any time soon. Before they are gone, I wanted to share a few properties from this booming market that we recently had the opportunity to stage. With our touch, the home sellers will earn the very highest sale price possible.

Why I love these homes:

  1. They show some easy style updates by editing your décor accents and accessories
  2. They are unique properties that are for sale in the Tampa Bay area

Homestyle updates for a traditional Mediterranean home:

Does your traditional Mediterranean-styled home need a décor refresh? Try these interior design tips that are easy to do:

  • Add pops of color with accent furniture.
  • Install some bold, large abstract art.
  • Keep the overall furniture style clean-lined with neutral color palettes.
  • Introduce modern light fixtures.
  • To complete your look, add black and white oversized accessories.

4838 W Flamingo Rd listed for $3,700,000

This amazing South Tampa home is only TWO lots away from the OPEN BAY with DIRECT ACCESS TO THE GULF OF MEXICO. Relax on one of your private balconies or the upper deck on your private dock while enjoying Florida sunsets. Saltwater heated pool/hot tub, boat house with 15K LB lift, zero scape turf & outdoor kitchen, are the perfect place to entertain your family & friends. Fully secured automatic gates for privacy, twin solid mahogany garage doors with accommodations of up to SIX vehicles for the car enthusiast. Built for the chef, this gourmet kitchen boasts top of the line appliances to include Wolf & Sub Zero, wine cooler, ice maker, butler pantry, & workstation. Elegant finishes include custom elevator, wrought-iron balusters, crown molding, & dramatic soaring ceilings.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Karla Dorsey at

Homestyle tips when decorating a condo with a killer view

Investing in real estate with epic views like the property below requires some extra special home furnishing and décor planning. When you pay for a great view, you want to enjoy it, so make sure to choose pieces that avoid competing with the landscape or skyline. Choose transparent, airy chandeliers & recessed lighting, and install low-profile furnishings to keep the scenery and sky unobstructed. Then add neutral and organic accents to complete your relaxed and luxury style.

300 Beach Dr NE, Unit 2604 listed for $2,799,000

This prestigious Parkshore Plaza condo offers stunning front-row views of beautiful downtown St. Petersburg and surrounding community. The covered wrap-around balcony (with three separate access points from the interior) provides superior views that face from the South to the West. To the South, you can spend endless hours enjoying the views of the sparkling waters of Tampa Bay, with the new $80 million St. Pete Pier serving as your perfect picturesque backdrop…or take a few steps to the other side and take in the panoramic landscape scenes of the Sunshine Skyway bridge extending all the way to the Gulf beaches.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Jennifer Thayer at

Home decorating tips to make a space feel spacious and bright.

Urban city life can sometimes mean smaller homes or a townhome. To make your space feel large and open, try these designer ideas: 

  • Keep upholstered furniture light, adding color with pillows and greenery.
  • Add wood and textured accents to warm up the mood.
  • If the floors are dark, use soft area rugs to add style (bonus: this will buffer those sound echoes caused by non-carpeted flooring).
  • Limit your window treatments to simple shades that invite the natural light in.

2717 S Ysabella Ave listed at $925,000

This luxury townhome community is situated in South Tampa, within steps of famed Bayshore Boulevard and under a canopy of graceful oaks that puts you right at ease. This two-story townhome is the perfect blend of flair and function. With more than 2500 square feet, all three bedrooms, two baths, and laundry are upstairs leaving room for an open floor plan downstairs, with lots of natural light and the perfect setting for entertaining. You’ll fall in love with the marble and quartz finishes in the kitchen and baths, upgraded stainless appliances wide plank wood flooring, crown molding throughout, high ceilings, and generous walk-in closets. The community consists of six residences, each with privately fenced back yard providing the perfect space for hosting friends.

For more information or to schedule an appointment contact Mary Beth Byrd at

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