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



I've never been a fan of the big monster home that has too much space, and too much of everything.  Square footage could be better put to use in my opinion ... perhaps more affordable housing for the average person?Take a look at this bit of extravagance, which I just happened to notice on my hom...
While squeaky doors and creaky floors are just the right touch for a haunted evening of fun, they are annonying any other time.  Found this quick fix on my favorite HOUZZ website ... they really are an endless source of fabulous information. Creaking floorboards and stair treads are another major...
Quite often clients will ask me if they should set their table for open house and showings.  I try to explain that it should be done in a simple understated way so as not to detract from the room.  Here's an excellent example from one of my fellow AR stagers.  Very nicely done !Should You Set You...
Sometimes it's just fun to play up the season, whether you have little kids or are a big kid yourself.  These ideas from the great HOUZZ website should inspire you to go all out crazy ...Generally I'm not a huge fan of seasonal wreaths but the orange fabric one is so adorable !And if you just wan...
Drop in to see my friend and colleague Sherry Gostlin on Saturday October 15.  Bring your fabric swatch and room photo to the General Paint store at 670 Kingston Road in Pickering, Ontario.  You'll be so pleased with her helpful advice and great sense of style.  
It's hard to think of neutrals when there are so many colourful leaves around us at this time of year.  But our walls should be calm and comfortable to allow those occasional pops of colour in art and decor to really stand out.  Just remember - neutral does NOT mean boring beige !   ~ from Style ...
No no no, my American friends ... I haven't lost my mind or flipped my calendar forward.  We celebrate Thanksgiving in October north of the border, and what a glorious fall weekend we have.  Temperatures are expected to be about 25 C (77 F) with HUMIDITY today ! But nevertheless, the leaves are s...
  Thank you, Janet.  Your series of blogs on small spaces is vital information for homeowners and novice stagers alike.  I have re-blogged to share your wealth of knowledge and the excellent demonstrations you've used. STAGING SMALL SPACES.  PART 3--FURNITURE ARRANGEMENT I think the operative se...
Part 2 of Janet Jones' blog on "Staging Small Spaces".  Furniture choices and placement can often chop up a space and create obstacles to what we call "flow".  The more floor space we can view the better, and uncluttered corners of the room make it feel much larger.  Being able to walk up to a wi...
Another great blog post - this one from Janet Jones of Hawaii - on staging small spaces.  Notice how distracting the bookcase and mirrored cabinet are in the first image?  And how the furniture placement blocks the window? STAGING SMALL SPACES.  PART 1--FOCAL POINT A few months back I stopped int...

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