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I recently decided to update my outside café table and chairs.  I had saved the material from a umbrella that broke last year in the hopes I could recycle it into pillows or something.  I sprayed the metal frames of the café table and chairs with a brown metallic hammered paint.  Stapled the recy...
09/01/2008
      A local Color and Interior Design Consultant Marja Chapman of Magic Interiors and I have struck up a partnership that is working well for the both of us.  While we each have our own separate companies when we have the need for an assistant we hire one another.  We often comment that it is m...
02/10/2008
 Until I move into a warehouse space and have lots of strong men to help me, I am using the blow up bed method to furnish my vacant bedrooms.  Not only are they easy to store, set up and transport, it is also cost effective not only for me but for the renter and as long as no one jumps or tries t...
02/10/2008
          Living Room Before   Living Room After Occupied homes are often overlooked as needing to be staged. It is just as important to stage these homes if not more so. Lived in homes need to look not so lived in when on the market and can be improved dramatically by simply adding or deleting f...
01/23/2008
 ♦ Stand out from the crowd, give yourself a competitive edge, ensure your home shows well and increase your offer potential.♦ Enhance your home's appeal to a larger buying audience by showcasing its marketability and minimizing flaws.♦ Create better pictures for on-line and print advertising. (W...
01/23/2008
Not all homeowners are willing or can afford the additional expense of updating their kitchen prior to selling. However, kitchens are a major selling feature to home buyers. If you're trying to sell an outdated or bland kitchen, make sure you play down the negative features by highlighting the po...
01/23/2008
I think most IRIS members probably have this Stanley tool case on wheels but wanted to let everyone else know about it.  This tool case is PERFECT for staging, redesign jobs or the home owner who is short on space and wants all their tools in one convenient easy to move location.The two upper com...
01/23/2008
A recent project of mine was staging a family room where I needed to add interest to a very long mantle and brick wall.   Not only did I need to come up with a solution that was cost effective but I needed accessories that would not get lost on the wall and that would really make this feature sta...
08/17/2007
Apparently sometime either in the 70's or 80's bars were a popular feature in family rooms.  I have noticed several lone sinks in the family rooms of several houses that I visited during various open houses.  I would think if a home owner were going to go to the trouble of removing the bar they w...
07/28/2007
 Here is an occupied staging job I recently did where the homeowner had no accessories.  The challenge was using the existing furniture and working with white walls to create drama and impact.  By changing the furniture layout and bringing in rental artwork and accessories we were able to create ...
07/28/2007
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Redesigned Spaces - Fairfax County, Virginia
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