My New Office.....Courtesy of Active Rain!

Reblogger Marianne Cherico
Home Stager with Interiors by Marianne Cherico

Here an office makeover that we did for a wonderful Colleague that I met through Active Rain-Christine Smith. Christine is an Attorney and Buyer's Agent that often works out of her home. This was her Christmas present from her husband.

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I know what you're thinking....did I miss a contest somewhere? Was there a chance to have your office done over by Active Rain?  Well no.  My new office is not necessarily courtesy of Active Rain but a lot of it is because of Active Rain!
 
I work out of a home office and have for a while.  It's not a large space but it is a space dedicated to my work.  It used to be a haphazard, kind of unappealing space.  I had a great rolltop desk...but it did not give me the space I needed.  The beige walls were not that inviting and the other furniture was all mix and match and hand me downs.  As my business grew, my office grew more cramped.
 
For a while I had been wanting to do it over...but did not know where to start.  This past Christmas my husband asked what I wanted for Christmas....and it hit me...I wanted a new office.  Interestingly enough, days later, I went to my mailbox and found a postcard from Active Rain's own Marianne Cherico. Marianne is located near me but we had never met in person. I "know" her through Active Rain.  And, I have run into other agents and clients in the area who love working with her.  She had sent some direct mailing to local agents about her staging services. 
 
Immediately I knew who to contact to help me with this project.  Marianne helped with paint color, gave me great ideas to re-claim my space and found a beautiful rug and some perfect accessories for the office.
 
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I have no before pictures.  It was too ugly & I did not want to admit I worked in such a dreary  space.  But I do have some afters! 
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And, here it is....all set up...with my laptop and iPad both logged in to Active Rain!
 
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I'm not sure I would have connected with Marianne without Active Rain and had I not received her postcard, I'm not sure if I would have started this project.....so yes, my new office is courtesy of Active Rain!





 
The power of Active Rain....you never know how it will help you out!
 


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Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Marianne.... you did a fantastic job of redecorating and giving her office a make-over.... hope all is well with you....

Feb 15, 2013 09:53 PM #1
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Barbara-Thanks so much for your kind words! Everything is wonderful here.....hope the same to you!

Feb 15, 2013 09:56 PM #2
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

What a nice job!  The office is cheerful and sophisticated.  I love the colors and the rug!

Feb 15, 2013 10:22 PM #3
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Sharon- Thanks so much!

Feb 16, 2013 12:58 AM #4
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

Mariane - You did a wonderful job revamping this office.  How fun to connect with an Active Rain member in this way.  Love the new, tasteful decor - fabulous!

Feb 16, 2013 01:04 AM #5
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Kathy Burke
Sensational Home Staging~~Danville, CA - Danville, CA
S.F. East Bay Home Staging

Marianne.....FAB job on the office design!!  And LOVE your new profile pik!!

Feb 16, 2013 01:18 AM #6
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Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Marianne- Your office space turned out very nice. Great job. My only concern is that I hope you don't sit too long in the chair. I learned that lesson the hard way. Even though the chairs that are healthy for your back are not as aesthitically appealing I ended up buying Nestor and myself office chairs that are made for 8 hours of sitting in the chairs with back support. Katerina

Feb 16, 2013 01:23 AM #7
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Christine Smith
Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com - Canton, MA
Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA

Thanks for the heads up on the chair Katerina!  The little pillow gives me extra back support.  And while there is a fair amount of time in the office, as you know, there is also a lot of time on the road!  And it was a fairly inexpensive chair so if I need to change it up, that will be easy & cheap enough.

Feb 16, 2013 01:40 AM #8
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Amy Bly

Great job on the make-over, Marianne! Looks very restful, sophisticated and feminine (but not too!) It's making me wish I had one even small dedicated room for my own office at home . . . instead of the top of the air-hockey table in the "bonus" room, a computer on a desk in the corner of my living room, and the guest room and basement serving as my accessory storage warehouse! Ah, well, maybe one day, when both the college-age boys move on and hopefully out!

Feb 16, 2013 05:07 AM #9
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Marianne Cherico
Interiors by Marianne Cherico - Foxboro, MA
Home Stager -Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Sally- It was a pleasure working with Christine. AR is like a family. I have met some wonderful people in The Rain-like Ms. sally Weatherly:)

Kathy- I am glad you like it! (and the profile picture-I keep debating on that) xxoo

Katerina-Thanks for stopping by:)

Amy- I know-the Cobbler's shoes. Maybe you should carve out a space that is just yours!

 

Feb 16, 2013 07:56 AM #10
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