home staging burlington: How to Choose a Home Stager - The International Business Times - 09/28/10 06:02 AM

 
I recently sent an article that I wrote to REALTOR® Magazine.  It dealt with the issue of what to look for when choosing a Home Stager to work with.  The article provided some useful information for both REALTORs® and consumers on things to keep in mind and watch for when making their choice.  It was posted last week on REALTOR® Magazine's blog Styled, Staged & Sold.
Just found out today that the article has been picked up by The International Business Times.  The more exposure our industry gets, the better right?  In fact, all it takes is for a few people to have a bad experience with … (19 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 91-95 - 09/28/10 05:29 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #91
Large floor tiles will help to make a tiny bathroom appear bigger than if you use small tiles.
 
HIP TIPZ #92
For a quirky, industrial-style office, use metal sawhorse legs as the base for your desk surface.  Looks great with a glass table top.
 
HIP TIPZ #93
Have a little spare coin to spend on your bathroom reno?  Install radiant underfloor heating - a luxe addition.
 
HIP TIPZ #94
Back … (5 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 86-90 - 09/27/10 06:12 AM

 
 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #86
Help make a flatscreen T.V. disappear by installing a grouping of black-framed pictures around it.
 
HIP TIPZ #87
Some things never go out of style, like a little black dress or an Eames chair :-)
 
HIP TIPZ #88
Paint sloped ceilings the same colour as your walls to create the feeling of more space.
 
HIP TIPZ #89
Vintage camera equipment looks great displayed in a bookcase.  Include … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 81-85 - 09/24/10 05:28 AM

 

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #81
For a hit of drama, paint the backs of your bookcases a different colour.  It makes a great backdrop for displaying your favourite finds.
 
HIP TIPZ #82
Put a pot of spiced apple cider on the stove and simmer (the cider that is) ;-) before your guests arrive.  They'll love the scent.  
 
HIP TIPZ #83
For the ultimate man cave: wrap one wall in Primavera's cowhide print … (4 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession - Tip #'s 76-80 - 09/23/10 07:08 AM

 
 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #76
Take close-up photos of your favourite holidays ornaments.  Then, have them blown up and plaqued.  Hang a few on the walls for the season to add some extra holiday bling.
 
HIP TIPZ #77
Add some glam to your pull-down blinds:  glue some decorative trim along the bottom edge and hang mini crystal droplets spaced an inch or two apart.
 
HIP TIPZ #78
Beaded glass wallcoverings:  elegance on steroids!  … (0 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 71-75 - 09/22/10 05:36 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #71
Bake (or, like most of us buy) white chocolate almond bark.  Place it in a glass apothecary jar and tie with a red ribbon.  A hostess gift that's sure to get you invited back.
 
HIP TIPZ #72
On the silver birch trend bandwagon?  Glam up an indoor display by gluing strands of rhinestones around some of the branches' rings.
 
HIP TIPZ #73
Buying your loved one a GPS this year?  How … (14 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 66-70 - 09/21/10 05:29 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #66
Need more seating, but short of space in the kitchen?  How about a built-in corner nook.  You can even add some storage drawers underneath too if storage space is an issue for you.
 
HIP TIPZ #67
Does your room have a low ceiling?  Install the drapery rod well above the top of the window frame and hang drapes that flow to the floor.  This will help to give the illusion of more … (6 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 61-65 - 09/20/10 06:38 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #61
Place silver birch branches in a planter filled with holiday balls.
 
HIP TIPZ #62
Selling your home in the winter?  Buy a digital photo frame and play a continuous loop of photos taken in your garden during other seasons.
 
HIP TIPZ #63
Fill your tall glass vases with holiday balls for the season.
 
HIP TIPZ #64
Floral arrangements with a monochromatic theme - i.e. one colour, will look … (4 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 56-60 - 09/17/10 05:47 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #56
Mix a few feathers in with your floral arrangement.  It adds a whole other dimension of texture and flair.
 
HIP TIPZ #57
Expecting company?  Bake cinnamon on a cookie sheet for a few minutes.  It leaves a great scent.  Hey, who has time to bake these days?  This is also a good tip for open houses.
 
HIP TIPZ #58
Does your floorplan call for a coffee table next to … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Home Staging, Decor & Design Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 51-55 - 09/16/10 06:10 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #51
Want to kick up the glam factor a notch in your ensuite bathroom?  Replace the existing cupboard door knobs with real crystal ones.
 
HIP TIPZ #52
Affix a few kitchen utensils into a shadow box and add a sprig of rosemary.  A fun project for the family that will look great hanging in the kitchen.
 
HIP TIPZ #53
Small room?  Place 2 small end tables together and use as … (8 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 46-50 - 09/15/10 05:35 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #46
Make your own inexpensive piece of abstract art:  frame a favourite scarf.
 
HIP TIPZ #47
Replace the dining chairs at each end of the dining room table with wing chairs upholstered in matching fabric.  A regal 'head of the table' look.
 
HIP TIPZ #48
In the summer you bring the indoors out, right?  How about bringing a little of the outdoors inside now?  Candle lanterns look great indoors.
 
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home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 41-45 - 09/14/10 06:55 AM
 
 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #41
For a more formal look in your kitchen, recover your barstools in brocade and add a 3-4" skirt around the seat.
 
HIP TIPZ #42
Old button-up cardigans look fantastic when made into throw cushions.  A perfect winter accessory for your family room.
 
HIP TIPZ #43
Various sizes and shapes of white coral placed in a decorative silver bowl will make a stunning addition to your bathroom.
 
HIP TIPZ … (4 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 36-40 - 09/13/10 05:34 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #36
A stainless steel colander makes a fun container for a kitchen centrepiece.  You won't put in anything though that needs water, right? :-)
 
HIP TIPZ #37
Decorative tassels add bling to cabinet knobs.  Use them sparingly and choose a colour that accents your decor.
 
HIP TIPZ #38
Soften up the lines of your kitchen by installing a curved island top.  Accentuate the curvature by adding pot lights above that … (2 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ: Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 31-35 - 09/10/10 12:10 PM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #31
Do you have a large ensuite?  Buy a contemporary style curio cabinet with indirect lighting and place it in a corner.  Use it as a storage space for some luxurious towels.  Be sure to save some room to display a piece of coral, an apothecary filled with a few baubles and a couple of bottles of bath oil in pretty containers.  Don't put too many things in there though.  You don't want it to … (2 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 26-30 - 09/09/10 07:51 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
 
HIP TIPZ #26
Nothing says luxe like barcelona chairs.  Place 2 side-by-side facing a couch with a table in between.  A smokin' hot conversation area.
 
HIP TIPZ #27
Your parents' 70's teak dining room set is a hot commodity today if given a facelift.  Recover the seats in cream coloured leather.  Instant hip!
 
HIP TIPZ #28
Short on space?  Find a small nook in your home and turn it into a home office.  … (6 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 21-25 - 09/08/10 06:31 AM
 



 
 
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HIP TIPZ #21
Purple kale makes a striking Fall table arrangement.  Place it in a contemporary black bowl for added impact.
 


HIP TIPZ #22
Take a decor risk in the powder room.  Paint it a bold colour that you love.  Tone it down with accessories, towels and artwork.  Of course you're not going to do this though if you're selling your home, right?
 


HIP TIPZ … (5 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 16-20 - 09/07/10 05:50 AM

Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
HIP TIPZ #16
Decorative bevelled glass boxes make interesting accessories for a living room.  They also serve double duty as storage for coasters and CDs.
HIP TIPZ #17
Do you have small children and/or messy husbands?  Today's outdoor fabrics are not only durable but beautiful.  Use them to recover your kitchen chairs.
HIP TIPZ #18
Hang abstract art on both sides of your headboard.  Each picture should be the same size as the headboard and hung … (3 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 11-15 - 09/03/10 05:54 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll: 
HIP TIPZ #11
Reupholstering your dining room chairs?  Select a second contrasting fabric and sew a 1.5" strip into the centre of the fabric that will be used for the seat area.  A custom look that won't break the bank.
HIP TIPZ #12
Create wallpaper vignettes above your bedside tables.  Cut two pieces of wallpaper (4-5 ft. high each) and hang them above the tables.  Glue moulding around them to create a frame.  Instant artwork.
HIP TIPZ … (2 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: Tip #'s 6-10 - 09/02/10 05:01 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll: 
HIP TIPZ #6
Glue reindeer moss to a piece of plywood.  Add a black or chrome finished frame to serve as your matting.  No glass needed.  Hang 3 in a row on the wall.  A fresh idea on going green!
HIP TIPZ #7
Glass wall vases make a striking addition to your room.  Use dried botanicals and change the look often.
HIP TIPZ #8
Selling your home?  For an unexpected hit of glam in the laundry room, … (7 comments)

home staging burlington: Dezigner Digz HIP TIPZ - Staging, Design & Decor Tips & Nods to the Profession: TIP #'s 1-5 - 09/01/10 06:11 AM

 
Not sure what HIP TIPZ is?  Please click on Our Introduction to find out more.  Now, let's get down to business -it's time to roll:
HIP TIPZ #1
Add interest to your home by mixing different textures and finishes.  Concrete, glass and faux fur - a smokin' hot combination!
HIP TIPZ #2
Outdoors: Solar lights serve as task lighting.  Adding many candles (in groups of 3) will bring drama and style to the occasion.
HIP TIPZ #3
Glam up your powder room:  Add a Canadian Tire 'Opulence Chandelier' $99.99 - inexpensive and high in 'wow factor' impact.
HIP TIPZ #4
"Float" your … (6 comments)

 
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