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Does your master bedroom have the boring bedroom blues?

Does your master bedroom look more like a place where you sort your laundry or the place you keep your treadmill?  Because we don’t entertain in here, master bedrooms are typically the last room homeowners get around to decorating.  The … Continue reading

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Painting: Small investment yields big returns

I always tell my clients that paint is one of the least expensive home improvements a home owner can make, with the largest amount of return on investment (especially if homeowners are able to do the work themselves).  Painting as … Continue reading

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Decorating with Family Heirlooms

A main part of my job is helping home sellers depersonalize their home so others can envision themselves living there.  But when it comes to living in your home, you should personalize your space to reflect your tastes, passions, and … Continue reading

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Staging with Style and Color: Nautical Americana

  Real estate has not slowed this summer like we experienced in recent years.  It’s like the spring selling season stretched right through summer, and we are busier than ever before!  When staging new listings, we often start with a … Continue reading

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Exterior Upkeep: Ongoing plan saves money, maintains value

Lately I have been working with several home owners who have not been able to keep up with the exterior maintenance on their homes.  I don’t think it is intentional, it’s just not how people want to spend their time … Continue reading

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Mudrooms aren’t just for mud

One thing my personal home lacks is a nice landing pad for my family to place our things from the day when we get home from work and school.  A mud room is definitely on my wish list for my … Continue reading

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What single storage solution would you be lost without?

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Storage is no longer limited to closets and steel filing cabinets.  Designers have teamed up to invent creative storage solutions that look great while remaining functional.  Storage ottomans would be the single storage solution I would be lost without – … Continue reading

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Five Staging Dos for Getting Your Home Sold

While Staging is an art that cannot be captured in a generic set of rules that apply to every home for sale, there are common themes among the many staging consultations that I perform each year.  I thought that I … Continue reading

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Moroccan, Script, Toile: Which will be your next inspiration?

Did you know something as small as a simple throw pillow on a chair could be the sole source of inspiration to design an entire room?  Or, that same single item could be the one piece that ends up tying … Continue reading

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Bachelor Pad Bungalow – A Staging® Success Story

Several weeks ago one of my clients at Keller Williams contacted me about an upcoming listing of hers.  The seller was a repeat client of hers, and he needed to get his bachelor bungalow sold ASAP because he was getting … Continue reading

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