Category Archives: Decorating Tips

One of a kind furniture makeovers

Before kids (when I had more time on my hands), I enjoyed dabbling in rehabbing furniture finds from thrift stores and flea markets. Some of the pieces I refurbished we were able to enjoy in our home for years. They … Continue reading

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Is brass making a comeback?

For years I have recommended that clients replace their dated brass fixtures to help sell their house. These brass fixtures include but are not limited to plumbing, lighting, and cabinet hardware. Nickel, aged bronze, or chrome finish materials have been … Continue reading

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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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Out with the old, In with the New!

It’s that time of year where our homes are filled with holiday décor and lots of new treasures received from loved ones over Christmas. My children have eighteen aunts and uncles with many of them sending gifts, and it can get overwhelming … Continue reading

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Fall decorating with Mason jars

While Christmas is just around the corner, we still have one more month of fall to enjoy.  Fall is a time to celebrate pumpkins, pilgrims, turkeys, and mason jars.  Yes, I said mason jars.  Traditionally used to preserve fruits and … Continue reading

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Ain’t Too Shabby is pretty Chic – Cornelius, NC Home & Garden Shop

Ain’t Too Shabby is a home and garden shop located in Cornelius that has been open for years, but only recently did I stumble upon this quaint store that carries unique pieces of furniture dating from the 1800’s to the … 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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Consignment Stores: A Dream Come True for Buyers AND Sellers

I have always been a fan of consignment stores. Whether buying or selling clothing or furniture, consignment is a great way to recoup some of what you spent on items that you no longer need. I recently redecorated my own … 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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Cozy up your house for fall

November is a month for giving thanks.  Whether you plan to host Thanksgiving in your home, or just want to celebrate the harvest season, here are some fun ideas of ways you can decorate your home to honor the season … Continue reading

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