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Latest Color Trend!

Posted by on Mar 9, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Latest Color Trend!

I can’t pick up a magazine these days without reading the latest color trend in design is blue & white!  It may be the latest trend but in my mind it’s always been a perennial favorite!  Think how calming it feels to look at a blue sky with white puffy clouds! Or how sporty navy and white look together – How about how comfortable you feel in your favorite pair of jeans!  Choose from navy, to Wedgewood, to sky blue or anything in between.  Blue is just a color that looks good on everything and is so easy to live with!  It is a great back...

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Five Inexpensive ways to Perk up your Home

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 in Interior Design | 2 comments

I am so ready for Spring!  Aren’t you?  Since Spring is still a month away, I was thinking of some easy, inexpensive ways to perk up my home.  Here are my top 5!  Paint an accent wall in one of your rooms.  It is a great way to change the way the room looks and feels!  Buy a new set of lamps – lighting is amazing and while you are at it, add a mirror to reflect that light – your space will fill much bigger!  Add brightly colored pillows to compliment your sofa or bed.  Here is a really inexpensive idea – add greenery, nothing will warm up a...

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Top Real Estate Staging Tips

Posted by on Feb 11, 2011 in Real Estate Staging | 0 comments

Thinking of placing your home on the market?  Are you concerned that your home may not sell quickly?   Staging your home may not guarantee a sale but it will put you in the best possible position to sell your home quickly and at today’s top dollar. When staging a home you’ll want to neutralize or “de-personalize” it.  This will attract a broad range of prospective buyers.  The key is to create a space that the buyer can imagine living in. The #1 staging step that creates the best return for your investment of time or money  is De-cluttering...

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Windows to your World!

Posted by on Jan 8, 2011 in Interior Design | 0 comments

  Selecting window treatments can be challenging today – do you use shades, shutters, curtains or draperies -Perhaps a combination?  Would you like custom treatments or ready-made treatments? The options today are endless, which make choosing all the more difficult.  After painting a room, window treatments are one of the most affordable design changes to make a room unique and inviting.   Consider some of these tips when selecting window treatments.  Compare the style of your window & room with the treatment you are considering.  For...

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Pillow Talk

Posted by on Dec 18, 2010 in Interior Design | 0 comments

Want to make a quick and inexpensive design change to your living space that will have your friends saying – “wow – what’s new in this room”?  Let’s talk pillows, yes, pillow talk!  What a great way to completely change the look of a room for a very small investment.  The latest trends offer so many choices – choose romance with ruffles, rosettes or chenille pillows; or how about “shaggy chic” lamb’s wool or vintage graphics?   Regardless of your personal preferences pillows will add the color, texture and pattern to your home for only a few...

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Exit? Staging Right!

Posted by on Nov 12, 2010 in Real Estate Staging | 0 comments

  There is no question Real Estate staging can provide the best opportunity to sell your home at its highest value.  And who doesn’t want that?   More real estate agents and home sellers than ever before are turning to stagers to create the most appealing environment for potential buyers.  A stager will conduct an initial inspection of your home and determine a list of recommendations for simple improvements – within your budget.  Color consultations, furniture placement and appropriate accents & accessories are all part of staging...

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Halloween Decorating

Posted by on Oct 22, 2010 in Interior Design, Outdoor Living | 0 comments

Halloween Decorating

Boo!!  The Holiday season begins with Halloween and what a fun time of year, especially for the kids – with hay rides, pumpkin picking and trying to decide what costume to wear for trick or treat.   Decorating for Halloween is starting to rival Christmas these days, especially in neighborhoods with lots of children.  Here are some easy tips for decorating your home for Halloween and keeping those decorations up right through Thanksgiving. All you need are lots of pumpkins, gourds, mums and a few really cool Halloween decorations like,...

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Starry Nights of Autumn

Posted by on Sep 9, 2010 in Outdoor Living | 0 comments

Starry Nights of Autumn

I admit I love summer!  With its long days and sunny weather I spend most of my time outdoors during the summer months.  But as much as I would like to deny it summer is on its way out and fall is fast approaching.  Ok, I’ll admit I do like the cooler evenings and football and a crackling fire. So how do I let go of summer and usher in fall?  By enjoying the cooler weather in an outdoor living space.    Most of us have a patio, porch or deck.  Make the most of it by adding comfortable furnishings, some fall flowers like mums or asters and an...

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Going Green with Interior Design

Posted by on Aug 24, 2010 in Interior Design | 0 comments

  Going green in Interior Design is not a new concept but many people are not sure exactly what it means. Anything that will help support the health of our environment is green so in interior design that means many different choices – buying antiques or gently used furniture, purchasing consumer friendly paints limiting VOC content, using building materials made from recycled  materials or “up-cycling old furniture” – which is the subject of today’s post.  Up-cycling  furniture is salvaging pieces that others may think are no longer...

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Help my Furniture is too Big for my Room!

Posted by on Jul 15, 2010 in Interior Design | 0 comments

 One of the most common homeowner design mistakes is buying over sized – or undersized – furniture for their home. Have you ever walked into a room and thought it was cavernous even though there was plenty of furniture in the room? Or found that no matter how you’ve placed your furnishings you just can’t move around the room comfortably?  When you are buying new furniture be sure you know the dimensions of your room – especially the length of the walls – remember those windows and doors.  Take a tape measure when...

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