February 29, 2016

Decorate with Pantone Colors of the Year 2016

When Pantone, the color authority expert, released their Pantone Colors of the Year – Rose Quartz & Serenity the choice was met by mixed reviews. The past few years the company has highlighted brights and jewel tone colors, so this decision to showcase the pastel duo was a huge shift. Not to mention it was the first time Pantone has announced two colors as their color of the  year. The two colors are so often seen together that they are a natural pairing, explains Pantone, so why not show them off together?  These shades, which reminds many of  “baby colors” Pantone says, were chosen to convey rosy warmth and tranquility. So, how do you use these colors properly in your home, especially if you’re thinking of selling? Check out the latest article we wrote for For Sale By Owner click here or on the image below. Want to see some […]
February 27, 2016

Home Sellers Take a Cue from Donald Trump Rhetoric

Fixated to this year’s election coverage, it’s hard not to be fascinated by Donald Trump.The American business man and real estate mogul says “out loud” what nearly everybody thinks, but is too fearful or polite to actually say. Now, why I am by no means endorsing Mr. Trump, as a home stager I can understand the value behind the truth and the secret to his political success.     Like him or not, Mr. Trump continues to lead in the polls – winning the last three consecutive races as the Republican GOP Nominee heads into Super Tuesday. He’s made a name for himself, continues to dominate the media and seems to have a record-breaking number of people interested in the election. But, why? How is he doing this?  He’s not the most qualified, most conservative or even the most Republican, but he has seized on every opportunity that heads his way. “Every […]
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 […]