Making a house a home is a statement that you have probably heard many times before. When you SELL your house, in order to sell it faster and for more money, you need to look at it as a product. In order to sell it well, it should no longer be looked at as that wonderful personal place you call home, but rather as a house...an item...a product....that you try to make as attractive and sellable as possible, so that someone else will want to buy it. It's when you BUY a house....THAT'S where the home part becomes important. Upon moving into a new place, it's the true-to-self pieces of furniture and accessories, and custom paint colours etc, that set the mood for the personal sanctuary we all crave.
What about decorating your new home? Can you—the self-proclaimed minimalist who starts to itch at the very mention of lace and baskets—find solace in an old Victorian home in Manotick with its wonderful gingerbreading and amazing interior architectural details? Or do you think you have to bite the bullet and go (dare I say it)...country? Hold off on the Brad Paisley cd....of course not! If you're selling, then I'd have to say....yes! But, If you're there to stay for a bit, then you can create some fantastic drama between the Victorian's large detailed mouldings and your much loved Le Corbusier loungers. If you're not sure how to pull it all together, that's where an interior decorator comes in because making a house a home is what we do best!