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Yard Pizzazz - 07/29/10 07:23 AM
Homeowners spend many hours working in their yards trimming hedges, weeding beds and planting flowers. So now that you have finished the task of lawn maintenance you begin to wonder, "What more could be added to make my yard special?" A simple answer to that could be lawn ornaments. Lawn decorations are a great way to add an unique element to your yard display. Some ideas for ornamentation may include: Solar lamps are a great way to decorate any yard. Found in a wide range of shapes and colors these ornaments add great lighting during night lawn parties. Wind chimes (14 comments)
No Internet, No phone - Help! An unplanned true vacation - 07/28/10 10:44 AM
We just returned from a hidden treasure in the North Georgia Mountains. My husband did all the planning searching for a perfect retreat away from all hectic and stress in the mountains. He did an excellent job, a nice cottage directly on the Lake....
.. my biggest surprise however was the discovery that there was no phone or any Internet connection. After a first short panic attack, I fully bought into my destiny of a true family vacation. No phone, TV, computer... allowed on site Lake Russel is truly hidden spot and an excellent retreat to recharge batteries....
Throught this blog is worth sharing and I specially love the headline "Master your Master". Enjoy reading.
Via Anne Ortiz (Maximum One Realty Greater Atlanta): The addition of a master bedroom, or a master suite, is a growing trend in older homes that need a makeover in living space and amenities. A master addition not only increases square footage and quality of living, but it also adds tremendous value at resale. Master bedrooms with extra living space and amenities are one of the most desired trends in real estate, so even though this project might be a bigger ticket item, (3 comments)
Candles: Tips to Add Style on a Budget - 07/15/10 07:09 AM
Candles are trendy and are also a terrific staging tool. Why? Because you can create a decorative candle creation for almost any room and season. They come in so many colors, shapes and styles and are adding style while staying on a budget.
1. Color depend on your aspirations and your rooms features: Warmer or cooler vibrations of the various colors will create a different feel to choose one that achieves the effect you desire. Orange: Brightens a room and brings in joy and enthusiasm Blue: Calm, cool color that creates feelings of peace, particularly in the bedroom White: the color of purity, (15 comments)
Window shopping for new idea's during my trip in Europe - 07/11/10 03:54 PM
Every summer we are visiting HOME, that is my treat going back to my roots getting together with family and friends. My parents live in the city and during our 3 week stay I did only drive 4 times. I absolutely love it it and my son loves it too, specifically riding the "Strassenbahn". Lot's of walking and time for some great window shopping. The one thing I do not love about my work is shopping. Luckily I have an Intern right now who loves to do that, so I am on a break... But during vacation time with no specific (21 comments)
Octupuss Oracle Pauls predictions.... - 07/10/10 05:57 PM
... came true today Germany wins and will be # 3 in this years FIFA Worldcup. What an exciting Game until the last minute. Pau's predictions for the final Game: Spain.... Of all the 12 soccer matches involving Germany, Paul the Octopus successfully predicted 10 of the final results giving him a 83% success rate. An even hire one for all German Matches 100%. In fact, he was able to predict Germany’s defeat over Spain in the Semi Finals Round and the win of todays game. Go Paul...
Great Idea's for Headboards and please share yours - 07/09/10 12:01 AM
I am always amazed about the creativity and ideas our staging community brings to the table. Below a summery of different types of Headboards we are using for Staging projects in search for cost efficient and creative solutions for our clients. Would love to hear what other Stagers are using...
Tall Order: covering an inexpensive artist's canvas with fabric.
Open the Door: A wooden door turned on its side.
Un Folding: Use folding screens or a black wrought iron screen against a wall painted with dramatic color is (29 comments)
Atlanta Buckhead - Condo Staging - Peachtree Project - 07/07/10 11:13 AM
One of our recent Staging project was an appartment in a Condo in Buckhead. A nice place with a lot of amenities: pool, putting green and a beautiful garden. A charming place in the city! Please see the result below and/or watch the Video.
I admit I am not really a soccer fan, but... - 07/06/10 05:26 PM
I admit, I am not really a soccer fan, but every 4th Year, at the FIFA Worldcup, I turn into one for the time being. The German-American Chamber has just send out this invitation. So for all Atlanta Soccer fan's interested in the Game Germany vs Spain tomorrow, you can experience some of the Soccer Euphoria at Ormsby's.
Cost Saving Tips for Kitchen redo's... - 07/05/10 10:50 PM
The Basics: Paint and Cabinet Hardware ... and beyond... Below a couple of suggestions to update a kitchen or change the appearance:
Need a budget-friendly alternative to stone or granite? Laminate comes in a ton of cool colors and styles or consider Butcher block - it is warm to the touch and durable
Add Bun Legs: Add a bun leg on each corner of a cabinet or in front of the toe kick, so it looks like a freestanding piece of furniture. Bun legs are about $25 each, and you can paint or stain them to match.
Your want something from your heart, go for it - 07/04/10 01:49 PM
Over the last several weeks I had the wonderful opportunity to attend one of the BOLD Real Estate Sales classes. Even so I am not a Realtor, my Atlanta Staging Business will profit from the wealth of information, tools and processes shared during this 7 week venture. One special video, has been very touching for me, and being a Mom of a 6 year old little boy whoith a lot of fantasy and inspiration, made me realize that sometimes it is important to be quite and supportive, even if it seems sooo far off at that point in time.... Wishing everyone (3 comments)
Green Features for your Home - 07/03/10 02:38 PM
The Real Estate Market has changed. With so many houses "For Sale", home sellers are searching ways to improve their property's position, ahead of the competition. Conversely, buyers are more attentive to details; they take the time to find the home they always dreamed of. The key word for sellers is differentiation. More and more people show awareness of the environment, they try to consume eco-friendly, and this is happening around the house as well. That's why, Green Home Staging might be a good opportunity to explore... Advantages of green features Adding green features to a home allows to differentiate a property from the others. It's a (7 comments)
Multifunctional Dorm Space - 07/02/10 01:12 PM
The summer will be over soon and students will be headed back to college to continue their studies. Many students will be heading to college for the first time, and what better way to put a nervous college student at ease than for them to have a cool trendy dorm room. Many colleges today are still holding strong to the traditional housing of a 12' X 19'room with two small desks, two twin beds, and two small closets. Other colleges have transitioned to an apartment style concept where four students can occupy a single apartment unit. Each student is given their (4 comments)
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