Category Archives: Home Staging Tips

Bookshelf Styling

Yes, it is a thing! I’d say over 90% of the clients homes that I consult on need help in this area of their home when it comes time to sell. Bookshelves often are over stuffed, cluttered, and disorganized. The … Continue reading

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Decorating with area rugs

  If your house needs a fresh new look, you could start with a new rug or two. Not too long ago I found a wool area rug I loved at Home Goods on clearance for $88! Since it was … Continue reading

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Less is more when it comes to selling your home

My grandmother in Wisconsin recently mailed me very amusing column clipping written by Joel Stein in TIME magazine called “Decolor My World”. It was essentially a satire piece highlighting the writer’s recent experience of selling his home and working with … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Tablescape Inspirations

I was shopping in IKEA mid-October and couldn’t believe the store already had a Christmas tree on display in their restaurant! When I was researching this topic for my monthly home decor newspaper column, most of us were still working on installing our Halloween … 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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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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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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