Meet Your New Favorite Interior Designer, Shea McGee (Video)

Netflix is wiping its feet on HGTV’s welcome mat with new home redesign series, “Dream Home Makeover.”

The six-episode series from production studio Goodbye Pictures follows Syd and Shea McGee, who are raising two daughters and building their own dream home while simultaneously running businesses Studio McGee and McGee and Co.

Yeah, the McGees have their hands full.

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Each half-hour episode of “Dream Home Makeover” features one client’s home design project — and the budgets are all over the place.

“Whether our clients have $2 million or $20,000, I want them all to feel that sense of peace when they walk in the door,” Shea McGee says in the show’s trailer.

LOL, $2 million. You really wanna wow us? Whatcha got for like $350, Shea? (We know, we know: It’s TV.)

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Watch the “Dream Home Makeover” trailer via the video above.

And here more synopsis, straight from Netflix: Syd and Shea McGee started documenting their signature rustic interior design style and home renovations on Instagram back in 2010 and grew their social media presence into two thriving businesses: Studio McGee and McGee and Co. “Dream Home Makeover” melds together the personal side of the McGee’s, what it’s like to raise their two daughters and build their own dream home, along with the day to day of running a successful business. Each episode features one home design project that ranges from budget-friendly living room upgrades to full home renovations where money isn’t an object. The McGee’s have been able to straddle both worlds by effortlessly applying the same set of principles to every project, creating jaw-dropping interiors that are unfussy, accessible, and breathtakingly simple at any level of the budget ladder — it’s the perfect aspirational design series with relatable tips for viewers looking to bring beauty into their own abodes.

“Dream Home Makeover” debuts Friday, Oct. 16 on Netflix.

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Trump will not meet Barbara Lagoa in Miami on SCOTUS opening

President Donald Trump will not meet with Judge Barbara Lagoa, a top contender to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, during his visit to Miami at the end of this week.

The president had earlier this week suggested they might meet in Florida. But White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in a statement that “there are no plans to conduct interviews in Florida.”

“The entire process will be handled in Washington, D.C. as expeditiously as possible,” Meadows said. “Any suggestion of interviews with any candidate in other locations is not accurate.”

A source close to the White House vetting process said that a meeting in Washington remains a possibility, but was unable to confirm Lagoa’s travel plans.

Lagoa, a Cuban-American born in Miami serving on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, is on a short list of women who Trump is considering to nominate to the high court.

Ginsburg, an anchor of the liberal wing of the Supreme Court, died last Friday.

Speaking with reporters on Monday, Trump said that he could meet with Lagoa while in Florida.

“She’s highly thought of and has got a lot of support,” Trump said at the White House. “You know, a lot of people – I’m getting a lot of phone calls from a lot of people. She has a lot of support. I don’t know her, but I hear she’s outstanding. And she’s one of the people we’re looking at.”

Lagoa and Amy Coney Barrett, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, are considered the two frontrunners for the nod to replace Ginsburg. Trump met with Barrett at the White House on Monday and again on Tuesday, a senior administration official confirmed.

Ginsburg’s death less than six weeks from Election Day has ignited a fierce debate in Washington over whether to proceed with the nomination process before the Nov. 3 election.

On Tuesday, two Republican senators who were viewed as on the fence with moving forward before the election – Mitt Romney of Utah and Cory Gardner of Colorado – said they would support actions to proceed with the nomination.

Their support all but ensures that Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the Senate floor.

Michael Wilner is a White House correspondent for McClatchy. He has led coverage of the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus. Previously, Wilner served as Washington bureau chief for The Jerusalem Post. He holds degrees from Claremont McKenna College and Columbia University and is a native of New York City.

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STOCKROOM Hong Kong Supplies Various Style & Material Sofa To Meet Homeowners and Interior Designers Different Demands

STOCKROOM is an online furniture store having a huge collection of Living Room Furniture Sets, Home Office Desk Furniture, Dining Room Sets, Sofa set, Coffee tables, Bookcases, and Shelves provides; all under one roof.

Give the home and office a modern and minimalist appearance with STOCKROOM’s elegant furniture pieces. Unwanted bulky furniture will minimize the floor space and mess up the premise. Instead, opt for these types of furnishings as they can be used in numerous areas and rooms. Clients should definitely grab an opportunity and shop the various products available at fantastic sale prices. These modern pieces of furniture are superbly stylish and can be well equipped with large storage spaces. Therefore clients need not invest in expensive, bulky furniture for additional storage. They are specially manufactured to complement the interiors and exteriors with a modern-day look that matches the room’s elegance and charm. Hence while choosing the right kind of product, customers need to take into consideration the Sstyle and color of the room, space availability, storage requirements, and room interiors and not to forget the Big B- that’s budget! And to take care of this, this online furniture site provides fabulous discount deals and fantastic sale prices. Customers can get top brands at really affordable and truly affordable prices. With discounts ranging from free shipping to further reductions that clients cannot find at any local store. The company spokesman said this online furniture store is the next big thing in the world of interior and exterior decorating, as they give customers the benefit of glancing over all the possible options at the comfort and convenience of their house. 

STOCKROOM Hong Kong Supplies Various Style & Material Sofa To Meet Homeowners and Interior Designers Different Demands

Leather sofa Honk Kong is the symbol of luxury and elegance. It is the inescapable piece of furniture to add a touch of sophistication to the home or office. In addition, they invite and impress visitors who visit the house and immediately feel at home in the softness and comfort of these sofas. This leather is elegant to look at and exudes a certain amount of rich feel. Many people are attracted to them because they are durable and can withstand wear and tear. In contrast to other fabrics, stains are difficult to soak in leather. Therefore, a leather sofa is easy to maintain, and users can easily remove stains. Over time, this piece of furniture will remain as impressive as most fabric sofas, which will wear out over time.

The L shaped Sofa Hong Kong is appealing to many homeowners and interior designers because it’s incredibly stylish and still provide a comfortable seating solution for small or large rooms. This comfortable sofa not only provides a cozy seat but often calms the users in their dreamland when they decide to take a little nap.

With the demand for Sectional sofa Hong Kong on the increase day by day, we see this store having an extensive range of sofas accessible. These sofas are attractive to many homeowners and interior designers because they are stylish and can still provide a

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STOCKROOM Hong Kong Supplies Various Style & Material Sofa To Meet Homeowners and Interior Designers Different Demands – Press Release

STOCKROOM is an online furniture store having a huge collection of Living Room Furniture Sets, Home Office Desk Furniture, Dining Room Sets, Sofa set, Coffee tables, Bookcases, and Shelves provides; all under one roof.

Give the home and office a modern and minimalist appearance with STOCKROOM’s elegant furniture pieces. Unwanted bulky furniture will minimize the floor space and mess up the premise. Instead, opt for these types of furnishings as they can be used in numerous areas and rooms. Clients should definitely grab an opportunity and shop the various products available at fantastic sale prices. These modern pieces of furniture are superbly stylish and can be well equipped with large storage spaces. Therefore clients need not invest in expensive, bulky furniture for additional storage. They are specially manufactured to complement the interiors and exteriors with a modern-day look that matches the room’s elegance and charm. Hence while choosing the right kind of product, customers need to take into consideration the Sstyle and color of the room, space availability, storage requirements, and room interiors and not to forget the Big B- that’s budget! And to take care of this, this online furniture site provides fabulous discount deals and fantastic sale prices. Customers can get top brands at really affordable and truly affordable prices. With discounts ranging from free shipping to further reductions that clients cannot find at any local store. The company spokesman said this online furniture store is the next big thing in the world of interior and exterior decorating, as they give customers the benefit of glancing over all the possible options at the comfort and convenience of their house. 

STOCKROOM Hong Kong Supplies Various Style & Material Sofa To Meet Homeowners and Interior Designers Different Demands

Leather sofa Honk Kong is the symbol of luxury and elegance. It is the inescapable piece of furniture to add a touch of sophistication to the home or office. In addition, they invite and impress visitors who visit the house and immediately feel at home in the softness and comfort of these sofas. This leather is elegant to look at and exudes a certain amount of rich feel. Many people are attracted to them because they are durable and can withstand wear and tear. In contrast to other fabrics, stains are difficult to soak in leather. Therefore, a leather sofa is easy to maintain, and users can easily remove stains. Over time, this piece of furniture will remain as impressive as most fabric sofas, which will wear out over time.

The L shaped Sofa Hong Kong is appealing to many homeowners and interior designers because it’s incredibly stylish and still provide a comfortable seating solution for small or large rooms. This comfortable sofa not only provides a cozy seat but often calms the users in their dreamland when they decide to take a little nap.

With the demand for Sectional sofa Hong Kong on the increase day by day, we see this store having an extensive range of sofas accessible. These sofas are attractive to many homeowners and interior designers because they are stylish and can still provide a

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Meet the ‘no cap’ offer: Escalation clause to win a real estate bid

  • Matt Bauscher is one of Boise’s top real estate agents, and recently used a ‘no cap’ offer to win an in-demand home for his clients, at $125,000 over-ask. 
  • The ‘no cap’ offer is an escalation clause modified to outbid any other offers on the table. 
  • Bauscher said he’s done hundreds of escalation clauses before but never a ‘no cap’ deal: ‘No one had ever heard of what we did here either.’
  • Leader of one of Idaho’s top real estate teams, Bauscher says he’s designed many escalation clauses before, but they all had caps on them.
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“No one had ever heard of what we did here either,” Matt Bauscher told Business Insider.

Bauscher, a top Boise real estate broker with Amherst Madison, was talking about his recent success winning a home for his clients with a “no cap” offer. 

Bauscher has been in real estate since 2014, and leads one of the top real estate teams in Idaho, per Real Trends.

“It was the first time I’ve ever done it — I’ve done hundreds of escalation clauses, but most with a cap.” 

Bauscher’s “no cap” offer came about as a result of the feverish Idaho real estate market, where realtors are describing a market overwhelmed with bidding wars and sales often going for $100,000 over ask. It’s a real estate “feeding frenzy,” as Bauscher puts it, as city dwellers flock to the Gem State.

While typical escalation clauses make a contractual provision in a home buyer’s offer letter that seeks to outbid competition by a designated amount, the “no cap” offer means a buyer is essentially writing a blank check for a home — determined to successfully outbid any other offers on the table. 

“I often do an escalation clause on my offers when I’m representing a buyer,” Bauscher said. For example, “I will write in the contract, ‘Buyer agrees to beat any competing bona-fide offer by $5,000 over the highest competing offer. A copy of the competing offer must be provided for escalation clause to be valid.'”

Bauscher used the example of a house being listed at $1.5 million, for which you could do an escalation clause beating any offer by $10,000, up to a max of $1.7 million. The ‘no cap’ would mean you are going to beat any competing offer for just what it sounds like, he said — without a cap.

Bauscher said the “no cap” requires proof, too: The listing agent has to provide a lender approval letter or proof of funds of the competing offer, so they can’t falsify an offer. 

It’s simple, but it works, according to Bauscher, who used the “no cap” offer to win his clients — who were coming from an affluent area out of state — a Boise home at $125,000 over ask.

“Many urban cities are losing people to Boise,” he said, pointing to the city’s safety, low cost of living, and seasonal weather, adding that residents can work from home and

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Airline CEOs meet with White House in plea for more federal aid

A passenger aircraft of American Airlines.

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U.S. airline CEOs met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Thursday, making a last-minute attempt to convince officials to approve more coronavirus aid as mass job cuts are set to hit the industry next month.

Executives that attended the meeting included American Airlines CEO Doug Parker, United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby and Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly. Airline stocks pared earlier losses following the meeting.

Airlines received $25 billion in federal aid in the March CARES Act that prohibits them from cutting jobs through Sept. 30. With that date less than two weeks away, executives urged the White House to reach a deal on a new bailout package as more than 30,000 sector jobs are at risk starting next month.

The airline chiefs and labor unions that represent most of their workers are seeking another $25 billion in federal payroll grants that would preserve jobs through the end of March since a significant rebound in demand hasn’t materialized this summer, with demand hovering at around 30% of last year’s levels.

“We had a very good meeting with the chief [of staff],” said Southwest’s Kelly after exiting the meeting. “The first CARES Act kept this country out of pandemic and I think the only mistake that was made is that it didn’t go far enough and long enough.”

Parker said the executives are also in contact with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi about a new, national coronavirus package.

“We airline CEOs are here on behalf of the people that work for us … keeping our country moving when our country is largely paralyzed,” American’s Parker said after the meeting. “Without action they’re going to be furloughed on Oct. 1 and it’s not fair.”

American said it expects to cut 19,000 jobs as early as next month. United said it could slash more than 16,000 employees, but it recently reached a preliminary cost-cutting deal with its pilots’ union that could preserve close to 3,000 pilot jobs at least through mid-2021.

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Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. has changed the targets executives must meet to collect bonuses due to its spinoff and the pandemic

“Shareholders oppose ‘one-way executive pay-for-performance’: When performance is good, everyone gets paid well, and when performance is bad, boards adjust awards to protect the downside,” Semler Brossy wrote in a report last month. “They are appropriately wary of that philosophy taking hold.

There are signs that philosophy is taking hold. Some companies suffering big drops in earnings or revenue have decided to swap out those metrics for more favorable ones when tallying up bonuses.

For example, Nike’s board decided to stop basing certain payouts on earnings or revenue after profits fell by 37% last fiscal year. It instead will award those payouts on how well the company’s stock price does over three years. The shift is intended to “ensure sustained engagement and drive key business results during a dynamic and unprecedented period,” the apparel giant said in a regulatory filing.

Others are lowering bonuses to conserve cash.

Hess, the Manhattan-based energy company, changed its bonus plan because turmoil in the oil market led to an adjusted first-half net loss of a half billion dollars. Hess reduced the maximum payout allowed from 200% of “target” to 50%. It said the revised plan would continue to serve as a “performance driver” with “rigorous but obtainable goals.”

MSG Sports said its bonus plan is based on executives reaching internal goals for revenue and adjusted operating income. The company said its board “seeks to make target goals ambitious, requiring meaningful growth over the performance period, while threshold goals are expected to be achievable.”

MSG Sports reported negative revenue of $7 million and a $79 million loss from continuing operations for the quarter ending June 30. That was down from positive revenue of $68 million and a $37 million loss from continuing operations in the year-earlier period. Last month the company laid off 53 people, according to a filing with the state, or about 15% of its staff.

One goal, MSG Sports officials say, is to restore the lost jobs.

“As our business returns to normal operations, we would look to bring back many of these positions,” Chief Executive Andrew Lustgarten said.

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‘Problem Solvers’ Meet Their Match in U.S. Congress Coronavirus Aid Fight | Top News

By Patricia Zengerle and David Morgan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday said Democrats were open to delaying an October recess to get a deal with Republicans on a new coronavirus aid bill, as a $1.5 trillion proposal unveiled by moderates was attacked by conservatives and liberals.

With the U.S. presidential and congressional elections less than two months away, Congress and the White House have been unable to agree on a fifth coronavirus bill, having approved more than $3 trillion worth of measures earlier this year.

“We are committed to staying here until we have an agreement,” Pelosi, a Democrat, said in a CNBC interview, adding that there were disagreements with Republicans on how to “crush the virus” that has now killed more than 194,000 people in the United States.

The House was scheduled to recess no later than Oct. 2 so members can campaign at home for re-election on Nov. 3. But, echoing Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said lawmakers will be on indefinite standby, with 24 hours notice of any vote on a coronavirus aid bill if a deal is reached.

The difficulties in reaching such a deal were on full display as lawmakers from varying points along the political spectrum attacked the compromise floated by the House “Problem Solvers Caucus.”

Some conservatives labeled it as way too expensive at $1.5 trillion. And liberals complained it fell far short of what was needed to boost an economy plagued by the pandemic, and to save lives as more than 194,000 have been killed by COVID-19 in the United States.

Meanwhile, Congress is expected to focus in coming weeks on passing legislation funding the government beyond Sept. 30, the end of the current fiscal year.

Hoyer said that a stopgap money bill to avert government shutdowns would be put to a House vote next week.

The Problem Solvers proposal drew praise from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Executive Vice President Neil Bradley called it “a reasonable middle ground,” but said expanded liability protections for businesses, something Democrats oppose, still had to be addressed.

The Problem Solvers Caucus, including 25 Democrats and 25 Republicans, has been working to find common ground on coronavirus relief for the past six weeks.

“We can’t wait,” Representative Josh Gottheimer, the group’s Democratic co-chairman, told a news conference, saying the proposal was intended to get the two sides back to the table.

The gulf between Democrats in Congress and the White House is wide. In mid-May, the House approved a $3.4 trillion aid plan. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell responded by calling for a “pause” in any new funds.

By late July, he offered a $1 trillion bill that many of his fellow Republicans rejected, only to then put a $300 billion bill up for a vote that Democrats blocked as insufficient. Meanwhile, Pelosi had offered to drop her aid demand to $2.4 trillion and the White House signaled a willingness to accept $1.3 trillion.

Representative Tom Reed,

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‘Getting home does wonders for your creative brain’ – meet the Irish interior stars designing homes and hotels across the globe

It’s not paradise, we definitely have our moments,” laughs Bryan O’Sullivan, referring to his marriage and working relationship to husband James O’Neill who is also commercial director at his studio BOS Studio, in London.

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Duke and Duchess of Sussex meet with Sir Elton John’s interior designer



Prince Harry, Meghan Markle are posing for a picture: Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan


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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been meeting with Sir Elton John’s interior designer to discuss redecorating their Californian home.

The couple – who have 15-month-old son Archie together – recently splashed out on a nine-bedroom abode in Santa Barbara and were put in touch with Martyn Lawrence Bullard by their pop star pal to discuss their vision for their family residence.

A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: “Elton put Harry and Meg in touch with Martyn after they moved to LA. They had a meeting and got on really well. Martyn was really helpful on where they should be house-hunting and what kind of properties.

“Some of his interiors are outrageous and over the top, but he’s also great at working out exactly what the client wants and delivering it.”

As well as working on Elton and his husband David Furnish’s Los Angeles apartment, Martyn also counts Kylie Jenner, Cher, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, and designer Tommy Hilfiger among his clients.

A source said: “Martyn’s very popular and successful with all the big Hollywood stars. His taste is very extravagant and he doesn’t come cheap, but the end result is breathtaking.”

The royal couple are also believed to have been consulting with James Corden’s wife Julia and her business partner Vicky Charles – who helped redesign their UK residence, Frogmore Cottage in Windsor – about their plans for their new home.

Harry and Meghan’s new home – which they moved into in July – is set in five acres of grounds, and as well as its nine bedrooms, it also has 16 bathrooms, a library, office, spa with a separate dry and wet sauna, gym, game room, arcade, theatre, wine cellar and five-car garage, and has been updated with the latest Lutron lighting systems and Crestron, including iPad control.

The stunning grounds boast ancient olive trees, rose gardens, a tennis court, a tea house, children’s cottage and a pool.

There is also a two-bedroom guest house, and for added privacy, there are multiple access gates before anyone can get near the abode.

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