Decorating for the Stars :Happy Birthday SAGITTARIUS!!

Home Stager with Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY

Even if you are not a believer, it's always fun to check and see what the stars are SUPPOSED to hold for you, or your loved ones.  Each month we take a look at what floats our boats, home decor-wise. This month, we wish a Happy Birthday to SAGITTARIUS!

AR's own BELINDA SPILLMAN, in fact has been patiently waiting for the Zodiac wheel to stop on her sign, ever since I started this series, and today, HER BIRTHDAY, her patience is rewarded. Please stop by her blog and wish her a Happy Birthday, would you? ANYWAY-

Those born under the sign of Sagittarius (November 21-December 20) are pretty easy to spot. Energetic, outgoing and gregarious, you usually know they are in the room. Chatty and direct, they attract and can hold an audience of whatever size they want.

Fun, funny , and totally un-selfconcious, there's a lot of good things to say about these Archers, one of them is that they are really, really easy to decorate with-and for!

Honest, optimistic and high energy, they speak what is on their mind, and then let go of it. In my experience, there are no hidden agendas, and generally no regrets, they are all about speaking the truth, and moving really well in professional relationships, but not always in personal ones.

The 5-second time delay was probably inspired by, or invented for a Sagittarius. The are neither mean or unintelligent, but they are so simply about the truth, sometimes they forget the context of a situation, or the feelings of a loved one. OOOPS! Well, no one is perfect, but if you spend any time with an Archer, you will see their goodness outweighs the gaffes. Their heart is pure, and that counts for a lot.

Sagittaurians do not like boundries, or to feel constrained. Because they are about connecting with others, they are attracted to open floor plans, and 'great' spaces: Nice size dining rooms, maybe with doors that open to big decks, maybe an outdoor kitchen? CHECK! Kitchens do not have to be 'gourmet', as long as they are generously proportioned, have good light, and adequate walk-around space. Finished basements-as long as they are not chopped up, or with low ceilings-work well for them also. .

Two areas of universal appeal: First-there must be room for their pets (ROCKY!!).  Symbolized by half-man, half-horse, rare is the Archer who doesn't feel a true kinship with most four-legged creatures. Legend has it that Frank Sinatra had his driver stop and pick up an injured dog he saw on the side of the road, while he was on his way to a rehearsal. Everyone had to wait while he found a vet, had the dog tended to, and it's owners contacted(and yes, anxious readers, the pup was fine!).

And games! Mention games to a Sagittaurian and watch them light up. Whether it's an innocuous card table for Bridge or family game night, or an elaborate pool table for the man-cave, the stakes are the same-something about green felt makes them very, very happy.

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Decorating and Staging are different, but much of the skill sets overlap, and each creates unique solutions that considers the needs, goals, resources, expectations, hopes and dreams of each client.

Bettering Westchester, Putnam and lower Fairfield counties since 1981, The Refreshed Home works collaboratively, and brings a thoughtful approach to the creative process. Proud to make a difference, as well as make a living. Offering specialty services such as remote and buyer consults, listing photo/video styling, guided and accompanied shopping, and accessory rental. We get in, get out, and you get on with your life.  Talk to me TODAY about how we can better your space!




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Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
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My mom is a Sagittarius, December 14th.  The traits you mentioned describe her perfectly.

Happy birthday Belinda!!!!

Nov 26, 2012 03:47 AM #1
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

ROFL.  Oh my you have made my birthday!!!!!  I love love love it!!!!!!!

And it's all trued. 

Where would I be without my Rocky.

Thanks so much!  You're the best.

Nov 26, 2012 05:45 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Oh my God, This is Belinda all so much.  You did good.

Nov 26, 2012 06:42 AM #3
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Belinda sent me over here ... I hadn't seen your decorating for the stars series, I'll check my own sign now.

Nov 26, 2012 07:28 AM #4
Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Hmmmm ... is there something about Aries that you don't like? LOL, I see you jumped from Pisces to Taurus.

Nov 26, 2012 08:03 AM #5
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Kerrie-I never knew how many Sagittarius' I had in my life til I started this series! It's a good solid sign-lucky you! green felt, then...?

WILL! glad you liked!

CYNTHIA! You know what happened? I got crazy/busy, and ran out of time in March/April, and just skipped to Taurus, and yes, forgot about it til now! Nothing personal, I will do Aries next!

Nov 26, 2012 11:20 AM #6
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Hmmmmm I am definitely pure of heart but don't know about the rest Miss Marie.....

Nov 27, 2012 05:39 AM #7
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