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~ formerly known as Feel at Home (2005 - 2011)
Sounds good doesn't it?  Was your first thought a childhood snack ... with chocolate as the substitute for peanut butter? When choosing a colour scheme for your home or any room, using the colours found in nature's palette always works beautifully.  Just imagine the pale silvery green of an oliv...
"Your home is where you live, not just physically but spiritually and emotionally as well." ~ Oprah (as quoted in Home Rules by Nate Berkus)
An excellent example of the difference between a "house" and a "home", and how to interpret those differences when selling your "house" (originally posted by Janet Jones, Home Stager of Hawaii).  Thanks for the good recommendation on this book, Janet."A PERFECTLY KEPT HOUSE IS THE SIGN OF A MISSP...
I love CONSIGNMENT stores, and this one has it all ... furniture, fashion and home decor items.  Some really great stuff at great prices.  This is the kind of place where you can see how easily the old blends with the new, and where you can find that unique piece you've always been looking for. I...
  This is a personal invitation to attend the CRDA Professional Development Days.   Please CLICK HERE for dates and details.  There will be one event in Mississauga ON (October 22) and one event in Delta BC (October 15).   You don't need to be a member to attend - simply REGISTER ONLINE as a gue...
When designing or redecorating your home, there are some basic measurements to keep in mind. This article from Style at Home magazine, written by Brett Walther, is an excellent guide to keep on hand.  It includes reminders on the height of a typical desk, bathroom sink and chandeliers as well as ...
Just happened to catch a re-run of Dragons' Den on CBC the other night and saw the pitch made by Doug Burgoyne of FrogBox. They rent re-usable plastic storage boxes for moving.  The concept of plastic bins is not new - Rubbermaid and various knock-offs have been around for some time.  But the Fro...
When staging a vacant property that doesn't warrant or suit furniture rental, pay attention to the details.  Ensure all closets and storage spaces are completely cleared out. Remove heavy drapery treatments or swags. Update all light fixtures. Add a few artificial plants. Clean up the yardspace. ...
Here is an excellent piece of advice courtesy of Richard Weisser and this is probably something that most people don't even think about.  Thank you for sharing, Richard.  P.S.  Love that image of the keys !  Whether you buy a brand new home, a decades old resale, or a foreclosed property, the fir...
A beautiful home will always sell if priced right.  Thorough cleaning and de-cluttering are vitally important.  Appropriate furnishings really help too.  But sometimes it simply comes down to the basics.  Here are a few other things to keep in mind during the summer months: * keep indoor temperat...

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