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Video Blog: How to Select Lighting for Your Home

Posted on: April 18, 2018
Tags: Decor, Interior Decorating, Lighting, LEDs, CFLs, Light Bulbs
It Can Be Confusing... So many times friends and clients have told me about purchasing the wrong type of light bulb and the frustration around it! No one wants their dining room light to make guests feel like they are undergoing an inquisition, but it can read more …

Video blog: How to Correct a Mismatched Paint Color

Posted on: March 28, 2018

This video shows how to correct a paint mismatch when cool colors are mixed with warm ones.

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The End of Rose Gold?

Posted on: February 23, 2018
Tags: Color Selection, Decor, Interior Decorating, Home Decor, Metals, Rose Gold

Do you love rose gold? Find out what is waiting in the wings to replace it and the good news about this beloved metal.

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How to Select Cabinet Hardware

Posted on: January 8, 2018
Tags: Home Preparation, Decor, Interior Decorating, Home Decor, Kitchen Decor

Guidelines and hints on selecting the best hardware for your kitchen.

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Christmas Tree Decorating Guidelines

Posted on: October 8, 2017
Tags: Decor, Home Decor, Seasonal Decorating, Holiday Decorating

Guidelines on how many ornaments and lights to purchase for your Christmas tree.

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The Warm Colors of Fall and the Cool Blues We Love

Posted on: September 22, 2017
Tags: Decor, Fall decor, Interior Decorating, Home Decor, Autumn

How the warm oranges of fall can work with the blue-green decor you already have.

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Video Blog: Tips on How to Get Grout Clean

Posted on: March 28, 2017
Tags: Home Preparation, Home Stagers

Easy tips on how to get the grout on a ceramic floor clean.

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Fox 45 Interview ~ Staging Tips

Posted on: March 7, 2017
I was recently invited to visit the Fox 45 Morning Show in Dayton to share some staging tips. It was really interesting to see how the newsroom works "behind the scenes"! Here are some home preparation tips, see my blog posts for read more …

Amazing Home Restoration

I had the opportunity to stage a home that has undergone an amazing restoration. I was blown away by how much effort this family put into modernizing the home, in order to part with it.

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How Great Images Entice Buyers

Posted on: January 30, 2017
Tags: Home Sales, Home Preparation, Decor, Photography, Images

When your home is being marketed online, the images must catch the eye of potential buyers, or they will not go any further. The images of your home are in direct competition with the images of comparable homes. 

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Staging Your Home in 3 Zones: Part 3 - Ceiling Zone

Posted on: January 19, 2017
Tags: Occupied Staging, Decor, Home Stagers

Specific tips on staging your home for sale, focusing on the ceiling and the area just beneath it. Part 3 of 3. 

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Staging Your Home in 3 Zones: Part 2 - Power Zone

Posted on: January 14, 2017

Staging the area where we focus most of our decorating energy, the Power Zone. Part 2 of 3. 

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Staging Your Home in 3 Zones: Part 1 - Floor Zone

Posted on: January 5, 2017
Tags: Home Preparation, Occupied Staging, Flooring, Home Stagers

How to stage your home for sale, with a focus the floor. Part 1 of 3. 

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Scam Alert for Interior Designers and Home Stagers

Posted on: November 21, 2016
Tags: Online Scams, Interior Designers, Home Stagers

Learn about a common attempt that scammers use to dupe interior designers and home staging professionals.

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Staging Consultations - Why One Hour is Not Enough

Posted on: October 10, 2016
Tags: Occupied Staging, Vacant Staging, Staging Consultations, Home Stagers

An effective home staging consultation should be in-depth and consider the specific needs of the homeowner. It should also take into consideration the market that the home resides in, the price point and other market conditions.

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Does Your Front Door Impress Buyers?

First impressions matter ~ When potential buyers visit your home, will they be greeted by a door that is tired and worn? Stepping over the threshold into your home should fill buyers with anticipation, but a tired door may give them pause... how well is this read more …

Unclutter Your Home the Easy Way

Posted on: June 16, 2016
Tags: Home Preparation, Occupied Staging, Organization, Home Stagers
The First Step in Getting Ready to Sell ~ Many articles have been written about getting your home ready to sell and decluttering is mentioned in all of them. So let's get down to the basics of this very basic task. Unlike choosing read more …

Best Porch Plants for Vacant Homes

Sellers can improve the look of their vacant home with easy-care plants When a home goes on the market after the owners have moved on, its entrance can look lonely and bare. This is can be especially noticeable in the summer, when all the read more …

Test Your Home Design Mindset

Posted on: May 18, 2016
Tags: Interior Designers, Home Stagers

How one home design profession thinks, are you in the same boat?

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Easily Stage Your Bath To Entice Buyers!

Posted on: April 18, 2016
Tags: Home Preparation, Occupied Staging, Organization
Easy Steps to make your bathroom attract buyers who want to be pampered! The goal of staging your home is to convince potential buyers that they want to live in it, and this is not always an easy task. One of the most critical rooms to read more …