Comments (9)

Julia Maher
Nestings: Connecticut Home Staging and Model Homes - Fairfield, CT
Connecticut Home Stager
Esther:  Congratulations on making the  house look so much larger - just taking back the shrubbery does wonders.  Must be an epidemic of shrub overgrowth in California - the pictures look familiar.  LOL  Julie
Mar 26, 2008 12:55 AM
Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA
Great job Esther, and welcome to Active Rain. You did a really great job on your first post. And the house looks so much better. Congratulations!
Mar 26, 2008 03:06 AM
Connie Tebyani
Platinum Home Staging, Inc. : RESA-Pro - Calabasas, CA
Platinum Home Staging, Los Angeles and Ventura County
Welcome to AR~ you look like you're well on yor way! Congratulations!
Mar 26, 2008 04:36 AM
Esther Diaz
Diaz Designs - Los Angeles, CA

Hi Connie,  thanks for your welcoming and encouraging words!!!

Michelle, thank you for all your advice and help thus far.   I appreciate your feedback.  It means a lot.

Thanks, Julie! The shrubbery was way out of control.  The moral of the careful what you plant!   



Mar 26, 2008 11:14 AM
Elaine Manes Gage
Home Staging Online Services - Denver, CO
Staging done ONLINE!
Esther- Welcome! I think it's amazing what you accomplished  on the outside..the curb appeal is greatly improved! And your interior shots look good as well! Are you having fun? Because, that is so important in this field!!!
Mar 26, 2008 11:48 AM
Toronto's 2 Hounds Design: Decorating + Staging
2 Hounds Design + Home Staging - Toronto, ON

Esther, you've done a great job! I love the colours you chose and the furniture pieces are great.

Welcome to AR and congratulations on getting your first post (with before and afters no less!) out of the way!

Looking forward to seeing your work,


Mar 26, 2008 11:58 AM
I'm not a designer by any means, but I can really see the difference.  It's always funny to see what some paint and simple change in furntiture can do to a house.  Who would've known that there was a beautiful house behind all that shrubbery!
Mar 26, 2008 03:24 PM
Elise Sharpless
Rooms Like New, LLC - Shamong Township, NJ
Home Staging,South Jersey,NJ
Great before and after pictures. Perfect way to start your portfolio, our pictures are a great asset. Good luck with the business and keep up with AR I have learned so much from all the great people on here. IF I have a thought or a question about my business, I sign on and blog away!!
Mar 27, 2008 03:06 AM
Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"
Keep up the good work, and you will grow your portfolio quickly.
Mar 27, 2008 11:17 AM