February 22, 2016

7 Inexpensive Ways to Staging a Home

You know staging a home, gets a bad wrap…most people think it’s a waste of money or is just too expensive…which couldn’t be farther from the truth. Home staging can actually make you more money at the closing table. You know sellers and real estate agents are always asking me how much does home staging cost? Or can you give me an estimate on this space? Staging a home doesn’t have to always be expensive, it just depends on the lifestyle you’re trying to obtain and what is already in the home you can work with. Every home is unique, so the cost of home staging is going to vary depending on what the home needs to be show ready…is it vacant? Then you’ll need to rent furniture and accessories. Is it outdated? Then you’re going to need vendors like a contractor or painter to come in and make necessary repairs. […]
February 13, 2016

Valentine’s Day Inspiration for the Home

Roses are red, violets are blue your home is blessed and so are YOU! Happy Valentine’s Day… Need some last minute inspiration in your home to show off your love? Well, look no further. Bring the feeling of love into your home this time of year. One of may favorites is pairing red with black and white. It’s so classical and elegant. Use gold accents and shapes that remind you of love like a heart, “X” and “O”, lips (who wouldn’t want to sit on this couch), diamonds – my god check out this chandelier from Zulily.com. Maybe being so literal of love and spelling it out in shapes isn’t your thing then try using images of the city of love Paris or use lettering pattern as in the rug below, to mimic a love letter. Now, that you’re living space sets the mood, why not stay in this Valentine’s Day […]
February 10, 2016

15 Tips to Maximize Space in a Small Room

We all live in a big world with big ideas and want big spaces to fill with lots of stuff. But, most homes have at least one small room to contend with…so how do you maximize space and make it work for you and your family?  You accept the fact that you have a small space! By acknowledging your room’s true dimension a homeowner can make wiser choices when it comes to the function, furnishings and living in the space. Here are 15 ways to maximize space in your small room: Small Room Solution # 1: Window Illusion Start by enhancing what’s already in the room the windows. Install curtain rods near the ceiling instead of right above the window frame. This will draw the eye upward and not only make the windows, but the entire room seem taller. Need to increase the width of your windows? Hang the rod […]
January 21, 2016

REFRESH Your Living Room with Home Decor

A living room can lose it’s cool over time, when not properly maintained. As a home stager, I’m always coming across a space that’s suppose to be bringing family and friends together, rather than tearing them apart. The living room is a place for entertaining, relaxing and of course spending time with loved ones. This room is usually more formal and where the entire family comes together on a daily basis.. Here you can let your design style shine, especially if it’s the second room buyers or guests see as they walk into your home. Three Emotions to Feel in a Living Room A pioneer in studying positive emotions, Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, author of Positivity: Research Reveals the 3 to 1 Ratio That Will Change Your Life, describes how a few positive emotions can increase your ability to move forward in life. In a living room we want a buyer or guest to particularly […]
January 19, 2016

Bathroom Design Trends 2016 to Update Your Home

Looking to update your bathroom this year? It’s a major room in the home whether selling or staying and we’ve got the latest trends to make this room stand out in your home, while making you feel like your in a relaxed, luxurious spa. We have 8 bathroom trends 2016 to share with you. Bathrooms are a room in the home that’s in constant use, so you have to make sure this space is not only durable, but functional and provides the proper privacy. The bathroom is an after thought for many homeowners and this project usually lingers on the to-do-list for awhile because it seems like an intense project to conquer, but according to Home Advisor’s True Cost Guide for bathrooms, this room doesn’t have to break the bank. Let’s learn what materials to use and areas to update to make this room have more appeal. Bathroom Trends #8: The […]