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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)



Thank you to Janet Jones, home stager in Hawaii, for this excellent guideline on spacing of furniture in your home.  This is especially important when trying to sell.  Buyers need space for ease of movement when viewing it.Have you decided to put your home up for sale?  After you have done the st...
Thank you to Donna, an Australian home stager, for these excellent points on downsizing your home.  There really is a upside to living with less !If it hasn't happened to you personally, then chances are someone in your circle of family and friends has had it happened to them. I'm talking of cour...
She's so modest.  My dear friend and colleague sends me an email to say ... "if you get a chance, pick up the April issue of MORE magazine" because there's an article that mentions the CRDA and Havens for Healing.  Oh that's great news for our Association and our charity partnership with Ovarian ...
For those in the Toronto area (Ontario, Canada), I'd like to introduce you to another great shop for home and garden decor. The Bronze Frog Gallery (what a great name too !) is located in Oakville.  Owner Kathy Thomas tells me that their spring outdoor collection has just arrived and if you subsc...
A favorite place to shop this season ! Pier 1 has a fantastic selection of home and garden decor and accessories ... from floral patterned accent cushions to sisal and wicker pieces, blue glass, butterflies and seashells.  You can browse their latest catalogue HERE for inspiration and great ideas...
Many seniors wish to maintain their independence, aging gracefully while continuing to live in their own home.  There are some considerations that must be addressed if one wishes to do so.  The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has many useful resources for modifications that can be made to...
Wouldn't it be wonderful if every home had a MUDROOM?  Ideally, at the back or side entrance ... a place for the boots and bags to gather; extra storage; a comfy bench or sunny window seat; a cleaning station for after you've done your garden chores.  Check out some of these beautiful and functio...
Sunday March 20 marks the first day of spring 2011.  No more snow in my neighborhood so I love going for walks.  I hear the birds chirping and I'm watching for the first buds on the trees.  We've already got some spring flowers pushing through the ground toward the sunshine. What really amazes me...
I know I'm jumping the gun on this one a bit ... but we are just five days away from the official start of spring.  Longer days, more sunshine and lots of rain has really given me spring fever. This project was completed for a client who will be returning from a four month trip to Europe ... her ...
Now that the snow has melted, we are able to do a bit of outside work around the house.  When selling, always pay special attention to these items and areas that are often overlooked at this time of year: salt stained boot trays windows & sills exterior doors exterior light fixtures mailboxes lau...

Sandi Gerrard

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