Our Favorite Decorating Trends

June 14, 2018

[VIDEO] 10 Important Measurements to Follow When Decorating a Home

Have you ever tried decorating a home and the space felt “off,” like something was wrong with it, but you couldn’t put your finger on it? Well, in most cases the problem is derived from the placement of objects.When it’s time to decorate a home, it’s important to know the rules of spacing. Whether you’re selling a home, decorating an existing space, remodeling or starting from scratch, understanding a few key measurements and organizational guidelines can help your life run more smoothly at home. Depending on where things are located, specific items in the proper place not only appeases the eye from a decorating stand point, but it allows you to use the items more effectively giving the room better function and flow. Here are 10 rule of thumb measurements to follow when decorating a home: Artwork Hung Too Low or Too High I’ll start with wall art placement since […]
June 7, 2018

Behind-the-Scenes of Fox 5 NY Home Staging News Segment

We recently had the opportunity of showcasing our home staging work on a local New York City news channel, Fox 5 NY. The news segment highlighted how you present a home for an open house and a real estate listing can make a huge difference in its sales price. Come along behind-the-scenes to discover why I chose this furniture set-up, see the transformation, shop the look and my technique for working on a video shoot. Let me start from the beginning, this segment didn’t happen overnight. In fact, there were a lot of moving parts similar to when a property is being staged that needed to be orchestrated by the Good Day New York show’s producer, Donielle Battista-Stanton, and myself. [Side note: I used to work with Donielle at WCBS-NY on the local morning news show years ago.] Donielle dealt with finding a location, researching interviewees, and scheduling her team to interview and […]
May 31, 2018

[Shop the Look] 8 Fool-Proof Wall Art Ideas to Choose in Your Home

Have a room with empty walls? Why not, dress the space with these eight wall art ideas. When decorating a home, wall art is one way to bring flair, personality and style into each room.  From framed photos to contemporary painted canvas, there are many ideas you can use to transform your space. Browse through our best wall art tips to learn what type of wall art to display in your home that brings in personality without being too personal– especially if you’re in the process of selling your property. As you know when selling a home choosing wall art should involve pieces that display the lifestyle of that home’s style and neighborhood. Here are some ideas to consider, and the best part all of these ideas are under $250 (click on any of the images below to shop the look): Wall Art #1: Try Abstract Art   Swirling shapes, splats […]
May 17, 2018

[VIDEO] How to Revive Your Home’s Exterior After Winter

As temperatures rise, so does a homeowners interest to take on projects outside. But, what projects should be on your to-do list to spruce up your space and make the biggest impact? Let’s discuss.     Earlier this week, as we were walking to the gym under sunny skies and mild temperatures, I took note at those in my neighborhood outdoors tackling exterior projects on their properties. Some were making roof repairs, others digging holes for their fresh flowers and even sweeping their stoops. Here are five ways to revive your home’s exterior after winter.    Property Repairs + Improvements After the winter thaw and spring storms, it’s important to assess the structure of your home. Take a look at your property from the top down.  What do your property’s trees look like? Do they need pruning? What about an infrastructure staple, like the roof, windows or foundation? Pay attention […]
March 15, 2018

Tori’s 2018 Spring Home Goals

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting cabin fever here in New York City, you know when you feel you’re just a few weeks away from full blooms, warmer weather and sandals, but the temperature outside is only flirting with 40 degrees. (Ahhhhh!) So, whenever I feel like this — I like to pull out my home planner to brainstorm my spring home goals and projects to conquer before the summer fun starts. Over the weekend Sal and I sat down to prioritize which projects to research, plan, and actually complete. I highly recommend sitting down and creating a home to-do list of your own and if you don’t know where to start grab our new home planner, which highlights common seasonal projects and gives you a place to store all your home ideas. Let me just say, it feels amazing to have a plan so I can turn off the mental […]