home stager sag harbor: Designer Secrets- Achieving a Professional Look in your staged home - 05/28/09 09:13 AM
“Less is more”  “God is in the details”- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Do you ever leaf through the pages of Interior Design Magazines and wonder how to apply what you see and admire in your own home? Do you know what you like but don’t know how to put it all together? Good Interior Design is both a learned skill and an intuitive gift combined; there is no substitute for a hiring a good professional designer. I was tempted to subtitle this article: “Caution: Do Not try this at home!” however, there are a few simple “tricks of the trade” … (11 comments)

home stager sag harbor: Enhancing Property Value with Curb Appeal- Honey! Stop the Car! I could live here! - 05/01/09 08:07 AM
We know how important curb appeal is when you home is for sale, but where do you begin?  Here is a checklist for the exterior of your home and a few tips on some inexpensive things you can do to make your home for sale stand out from the competition on the listing photos and entice buyers to pull the car over and take a look.The yard and surrounding environment should be well maintained and visually appealing (no trash cans!).  The home itself must be in good repair and appear freshly painted.  A new welcome mat, house number and mailbox will … (11 comments)

home stager sag harbor: Open House Checklist - 03/23/09 07:33 AM
As some of you are aware, I have been collaborating with a micro business specialist named Earl Netwal on a system called Market Maker. This system is specifically designed for Home Stagers and can turn your website into an interactive marketing tool.(There are still some spaces available, if you are interested in finding out more about Market Maker click here also, if you are curious as to what it looks like on your website, mine is now live-check it out here - then click to enter at the site)As part of my collaborative efforts I have been writing a series of … (9 comments)

home stager sag harbor: My First Vacant Staging Completed in the Hamptons - 03/22/09 08:01 AM
Re-introduced after Staging- 21 Bay Road, Quogue, NY
Now that Spring has sprung the Hamptons have come back to life and  after much "a do" I have finally installed my first vacant staging in my new area under my own company name Styled and Sold..
This beautiful home has been on the market for over 1 year. The Realtor. Marcia Altman,  of Brown Harris Stevens is creative and savvy enough to recognize that the home would benefit from Staging. Before staging, people had been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of the sizable rooms. Now, the home is staged creating a cozier … (40 comments)

home stager sag harbor: The Psychology of Color - 03/02/09 10:32 AM
Greetings! I just finished an article I am writing for the Interior Design issue of a local periodical here in the Hamptons on The Psychology of Color. I am posting it for your purusal and look forward to your comments. As Home Stagers we all ove color and it can be helpful to establish ourselves as experts if we know a little about the science of color. 
While doing some research I found a fun quiz on color, I thought it was amazingly accurate (and fun) for such a short questionnaire. You can take it here:http://www.truevaluepaint.com/content/Color/ColorQuiz.aspx.
What is your color?
"Mere color, … (36 comments)

home stager sag harbor: Increasing Property Value with Curb Appeal - 02/18/09 10:32 AM
I just finished writing a 400 word article for a luxury home magazine on curb appeal. Thought I'd share it in case anyone needs some stats on curb appeal or some ammunition for convincing a reticent client. Enjoy!
"Curb appeal” is the overall impression of your home when you first approach it; the exterior appearance of the house and the way it is landscaped and maintained, it is the total presentation. A well maintained home with beautiful landscaping suggests that a home has been well taken care of and loved; it increases the perception of the value of the home.  If … (7 comments)

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Allegra Dioguardi

Home Staging & Training, Suffolk Co. Long Island

Westhampton Beach, NY

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Styled and Sold Home Staging and Staging Training

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Articles and ideas on how to sell your house from Allegra Dioguardi an Interior Designer and president of Styled and Sold Home Staging located in Westhampton BeachNY and serving all of Suffolk Co and Long Island.




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