Three Living Room Decorating Mistakes to Avoid

It’s probably a fair statement that we all want to have a Living Room  we love. You know…as soon as you walk into the space you start to relax, unwind and feel a bit less stressed, maybe even a lot less stressed. For many clients that I’ve worked with, though, that just isn’t the case.…

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Do You Nest?

Nesting Tables are so functional yet can also be unique conversation starters in a space.

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Antique Farm House…what a find!

I don’t have time to spend hours shopping, nor do I want to. My home staging business takes me to  the stores often enough, scouting out the best pieces for the lowest price…over and over again. Yes, shopping, at times, is my job. So when I discover a unique source that offers one-of-a-kind pieces at…

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A Family Room Home Staging Step By Step

You’ve seen it. A home remodel/renovation show on TV….pick one.  The construction work has been completed with just moments to spare, and in come the home stagers. We see a few shots of people working to bring in furnishings and decor, then the next scene shows a beautifully staged space. It looks awesome. Now we…

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My Magnolia Home Living Room

Just about everyone who enjoys home decorating and design is familiar with the name of Joanna Gaines, HGTV’s star of Fixer Upper. Her line of home furnishings and decor, Magnolia Home, is offered through one of my favorite retailers, Pier 1. I thought it would be fun to create a Living Room using Magnolia Home…

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Creative, Functional and Stylish Entryway Ideas

What do you do with an Entryway? Some homes have grand, expansive areas as you enter, others have a small space designated for this function, and other homes have none at all…you walk in the door and are immediately greeted by the living room 🙂 Whatever size Entry your home offers, you can create a…

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On the Market for 2+ Years, Staged and Sold in 90 Days

I was contacted several months ago by a broker on Captiva Island, FL that I had done business with previously on Captiva. They had a listing for a gulf front home that was listed for over 6 millions dollars and had been on the market for more than 2 years. It had a very unique…

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One Home Layout, Two Unique Staged Styles

One of my new staging clients is a builder/broker/investor in the SW Cape Coral, FL area. I staged two of his homes that were the exact same layout, including all of the finishes…flooring, wall color, light fixtures, counter tops, etc. The finishes included black, gray, tan and ivory tones. The photo below was the starting…

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Simple Ways to Create a Tropical Style Interior

If you don’t live in a warm sunny climate, create the look on the inside of your home so no matter where you live it will always be a beautiful day! Tropical Style decor is the perfect way to do just that, and it can be a very budget friendly project, too. Let’s use the image…

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Ideas for Beautiful Bedroom Makeovers…in a Weekend!

Are you really tired of the way your Bedroom looks? It might be a Guest Bedroom, the Master Bedroom or a multi functional space. Doesn’t really matter. If you can’t deal with the thought of the space looking the way it does any longer, a weekend makeover project might be just what the decorating doctor…

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Decorating Small Dining Spaces

  Decorating small spaces can be a challenge, particularly when you have to create a multi-functional space in one room. Many smaller condos, apartments and homes have a living/dining area, and most of us want to have some definition between the two. And of course we want the area to look really cool and well…

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Cottage Kitchen Decorating Ideas

A Cottage style Kitchen always draws me in. Why? I love the simplicity of the style as well as the blending of new & old, use of vintage or reproduction materials, & the overall welcoming look of the space. This Cottage Kitchen is interesting…flagstone flooring sets a natural and organic tone. Soft shades of blue…

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