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Check out her website www.KathyCaylor.com Over the past couple of months HOME STYLE AND STAGING has had the pleasure of working with Kathy Caylor, ( I understand she found me here on ActiveRain, which I am most thankful !!!) Kathy and I worked on a project and within weeks the house was SOLD...now I would like to think ( and yes, I will take some credit here ) that I had something to do with this...However, she worked hard listing the home, setting up the website for the listing (9 comments)
BEFORE AND AFTER...WITH A TWIST !!! HOME STYLE AND STAGING recently did a staging where the owner had done some of the staging before I was asked to come into the project. So this Before and After is BEFORE what the owner did, and the AFTER is what HOME STYLE AND STAGING was able to do with the space, this I feel is why staging should be left to the professionals. Got to hand it to them, they did try, more than I can say for some.
BEFORE: PROVIDED BY THE OWNER AFTER: PROVIDED BY HOME (12 comments)
home stager knoxville: I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU CALL ME...JUST CALL ME - 02/20/11 10:15 AM
I DON'T CARE WHAT YOU CALL ME.. JUST CALL ME !!!! Yes that is correct, call me anything ( well, that is suitable for my ears ) just call me. I will come running !!! Last week I received a voice mail and the caller was calling for HOME STYLE AND STAGING and would like to speak with Mary Lou Teague , however the last name was pronounced as " T Q". So I returned the nice man's phone call promptly and clearly stated, "Hello this is Mary Lou Teague, with Home Style and Staging" returning your call"...he then says Oh (7 comments)
home stager knoxville: I AM IN THE TOP 50 !!! - 10/18/10 08:50 AM
HOME STYLE AND STAGING just recently hit the 100,000 points mark !!! Then I discovered that I am in the top 50 in points for HOME STAGERS for all states.... I knew that I could look up and see my rating in my own state ( Which I am # 2 ) just figured out how to look that up...( Yes I am a little slow !!! )
So here I go Patting myself on the back AGAIN....I find something new out everyday on ACTIVERAIN...
GOT A RE-DESIGN JOB BECAUSE OF MY LINEN CLOSET... HOME STYLE AND STAGING was contacted last week because someone saw on FaceBook where a friend of mine had posted a photo of my linen closet. Yes, I am kind of a neat freak...and they were probably poking alittle fun at me, but what the heck it produced a re-design job for me....
So I guess sometimes it pays to be alittle neat .....
I DID IT !!! CROSSED OVER THE 100,000 POINTS LINE !!! HOME STYLE AND STAGING posted first blog in November 2007...and now 3 years later I am going over 100,000 points..I never thought that I would get here !!!
BUT I have.... thinking back to that date in November 2007, I had no idea what Activerain was, what a post or blog was....I have learned so much...gained new friends...gotten exposure I never thought possible... I can google my name and company name and it comes up first...gained new friends ( oh did I say that already ? ) gotten (27 comments)
home stager knoxville: YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN... "WHILE YOU WERE OUT" !!!! - 09/26/10 10:49 AM
Recently, I was out of town for several days and a dear friend, Kala Brewster (local artist), came in and painted a tree on my wall behind the bed...I had posted a couple of days ago http://activerain.com/blogsview/1863949/a-tree-grows-in-brooklyn-or-rather-a-tree-grows-in-a-nursery, and she knew just how much I loved the black tree... ( minus the monkey for my own space) So 'WHILE I WAS OUT"her own personal version of the TV shown, she came in and painted the dramatic black tree behind the bed in my guest room...I have asked that she paint a small red bird on one of the branches to symbolize my (8 comments)
I really didn't know that I had that much to say, or rather that I wrote so many...it has been fun and now looking forward to saying more in the next couple of years...wow I must be tired...and where did I come up with all this material...??? It has been fun looking back at some of the ones that I have posted, and some that maybe I should not have posted. My favorite ones are the ones about the commode covers, as they have brought fame to HOME STYLE (15 comments)
Lexie and Lucie, my miniature schnauzers send their time on the back of the couch, watching TV with me or just sitting and waiting to bark at someone or something, that may or may not come up to the door. BUT they are ready !!!! WHERE DO YOUR DOGS OR CATS SPEND THEIR LEISURE TIME ??? (9 comments)
The ASHSR (AMERICAN SOCIETY OF STAGERS AND RE DESIGNERS) of East Tennessee, will be having their quarterly meeting May 26, 2010 (Wednesday) at the Copper Cellar, Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN. The meeting will be centered around marketing, do's and don'ts. We will be discussing what has worked and what has not. If you should have any ideas, hints etc that you would like to share please do so. If interested in attending the meeting, this is for stagers and Realtors, please contact me, Mary Lou Teague, HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC, East Tennessee Chapter President email@example.com to RSVP.. We would (0 comments)
home stager knoxville: RE-DESIGNING AN ARTIST LOFT TO A BABY BOY NURSERY - 04/26/10 04:08 PM
Recently I was asked to RE-DESIGN AN ARTIST LOFT TO A BABY BOY NURSERY, so HOME STYLE AND STAGING got to work. I can only share with you the finished wall, as my other photos will not download. have no reason as to why. We painted the walls all the same pale blue, then we bought several shades of the same blue. Borrowed an overhead projector and with the lettering that we bought from a local hardware store we began to make the design. It was so much fun this project, that I am considering do the same to an extra (9 comments)
home stager knoxville: DE-CLUTTERING A CLOSET THE HOME STYLE AND STAGING WAY - 04/20/10 04:33 PM
DE-CLUTTERING A CLOSET THE HOME STYLE AND STAGING WAY, yes we have own way here at HOME STYLE AND STAGING on how we de-clutter a closet. We start with 3 large boxes or large black garbage bags ( depending on the size of the closet ). They are marked "PUT BACK", "GIVE AWAY OR YARD SALE" and the last one 'WHAT WAS I THINKING". Last week we did a de-clutter on a double size closet, the client sat on the bed in the room and as I took things out, it was either "yes" or "no", there were times that the (8 comments)
home stager knoxville: MY VERY FIRST JOB AS A HOME STAGER - 04/14/10 08:45 AM
MY VERY FIRST JOB AS A HOME STAGER, was not only a staging job but turned out to be something alot more. I had just completed my on-line course with HOME STAGING RESOURCE, reading everything that I could get my hands on, learning how to market myself, etc. HOME STYLE AND STAGING WAS OPEN AND READY FOR BUSINESS !!! I went to my local market where they have the free books for buyers to pickup and see the homes that are for sale,etc. My daughter and I came home sat down and entered every Realtor in our area in my address book (15 comments)
home stager knoxville: LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY... - 04/12/10 12:27 PM
LEARNING SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY can be hard to do...but on this particular day I was just having a casual conversation with a friend and this is what I learned...This is going to be something that I will incorporate into my staging... There are smells, not bad not good, in a home when I have had to stage. I do not like to cover them up with sprays or candles. I have wondered what would be a good way to get rid of the smell and came across this solution. Yes, coffee grounds, they absorb the smells without covering them up. (16 comments)
home stager knoxville: ANDERSONVILLE, TN HOME STAGED AND SOLD WITHIN 3 DAYS - 03/30/10 09:40 AM
ANDERSONVILLE, TN HOME STAGED BY HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC AND SOLD WITHIN 3 DAYS !! This home had been on the market for a couple of weeks, the homeowner "googled" HOME STAGER KNOXVILLEand came up with me...thanks to Active Rain !!! On an early Saturday morning, when I would rather have been sleeping, I drive the 40 miles to Andersonville. This is a beauiful home near the water, on very large lot, older, with lots of charm. They had already done some updating so it was matter of staging and de-cluttering. They were charming and I enjoyed my visit with them (7 comments)
home stager knoxville: NORTH KNOXVILLE REAL ESTATE HOME STAGING - 03/28/10 12:40 PM
NORTH KNOXVILLE HOME STAGING was recently done by HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC MARY LOU TEAGUE... SOLD WITHIN 3 WEEKS OF STAGING ! A while back, I was contacted ( through Active Rain ) by a seller to stage her mother's older home. Since she lived out of town, I had work directly with the Realtor. I did the walk thru, make the presentation, and got the job for "Vignette Staging". The home was older, but has some very well done upgrades. Even with the upgrades the home is still an older home. I decided to place more modern accessories in the home (6 comments)
home stager knoxville: WEST KNOXVILLE REAL ESTATE HOME STAGING - 03/26/10 10:00 AM
WEST KNOXVILLE REAL ESTATE HOME STAGING West Knoxville home staged, with great results !!! HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC staged this home in West Knoxville, Knoxville, TN. This home was built for an individual and they had to back out on the sale. So the builder lived there for a time. Deciding that they had to get the property sold, they contacted HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC and presented us with the budget that they could live with. This home is in an upscale neighborhood with all homes being in the $400,000 and up price range. The home overlooks the water (10 comments)
home stager knoxville: HOME STAGER IN KNOXVILLE PARTNERS WITH RE-MAX PREFERRED PROPERTIES - 03/25/10 09:41 AM
HOME STAGER IN KNOXVILLE, TN PARTNERS WITH RE-MAX PREFERRED PROPERTIES TO STAGE HOMES FOR SALE IN THE KNOXVILLE, TN AREA Yes, that is correct... HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC Knoxville, Tn Mary Lou Teague, certified home stager, East Tennessee Chapter President of ASHSR ( AMERICAN SOCIETY OF HOME STAGERS AND RE-DESIGNERS ) has partnered with REMAX PREFERRED PROPERTIES to be their home stager of choice. HOWEVER, with that being said, I will be available to stage for any company or any individual that has staging needs. HOME STYLE AND STAGING LLC is a local company, founded and owned by Mary Lou Teague. (9 comments)
home stager knoxville: WHEN IS STAGING NOT ABOUT ACCESSORIES AND FURNITURE BUT ABOUT THE WRITTEN WORD ? - 03/12/10 12:30 PM
As a stager, I get asked to do a lot of different things, however, yesterday it was not all about the accessories and the furniture and where I should place what and where. I was working with a good friend who is a Realtor ( actually I was trying to set her up on Active Rain, never could get it to work, but that is another story )... She wanted to show me some of her listings that were on her website, one of the vacant homes had many photos and she had written captions below each one.
Home Style and Staging recently did a "Walk Thu" and one of the recommendations that I made was to paint the trey ceiling in the kitchen and eat in kitchen. The ceiling is very low and needs to show some height. Well, now I need to know just how to make that work. I am thinking, that painting the inside of the ceiling a shade or two darker will do the trick. Need some help here, what have you done in the past to give the (9 comments)
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