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A place were all ideas about interior decorating, home decor, kitchen and bathroom upgrades, and real estate home staging will be discussed. Please join in the conversation and let me know what your thoughts are :-)
RECENT BLOG POSTS
This afternoon I did a quick search on Google and I was shocked when I realized how many web sites refer to home staging as "house fluffing." Some reputable web sites appeared to group the two terms together as if they are interchangeable. http://www.sixelements.com/hiringahomestager.html  - The ...
08/19/2009
The first thing you will notice as you turn down my suburban street is my family's 15 foot flagpole mounted in our front yard with the American flag flowing in the wind.  Black mulch is piled around the bottom of the pole in a three foot diameter with several solar lights shining up on the flag's...
08/13/2009
Some houses sell very quickly while others just sit on the market and really do not go anywhere.  There are three main things that need to be done to get potential buyers past your front door. 1.  Your online pictures.  I have to agree with this, since over 85% of buyers are looking online first ...
08/09/2009
If you are like most people, just watching the news lately is stressful.  The unemployement rate seems to be climbing and seems to be exacerbating the already bad housing market. A dangerous cycle seems to be going on in rising unemployment rates, rising foreclosures, and falling home prices. I b...
07/20/2009
In my last blog, I mentioned how important it is to have your house number clearly marked on your home with a light on it at all times.  This is so any potential buyer can find your house if they decide to do a "drive by" of your property. If your house number is old and worn, you should consider...
07/19/2009
In this competitive market, it is very important that a home be ready to be placed on the market.  Here are a few suggestions to ensure you have a fast home sale and get the highest dollar amount possible: 1.  Curb Appeal.  A potential buyer will make up his/her mind in the first 30 seconds if th...
07/19/2009
Growing up in the seventies, every ceiling in my entire home was painted a flat white.  Today, many decorators and redesigners (like myself) realize that color is the easiest way to change the entire feel of a room. As long as your ceiling is not textured ("popcorned"), it is definitely a candida...
06/29/2009
As an interior redesigner and home stager, people often ask me my opinion regarding the latest design fads.  Some redesigners get caught up in the latest fads or trends without really thinking it through. Being flashy or cutting edge is not representative of good design. Painting a client's home ...
06/24/2009
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