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Home Staging Tip: How To Style Your Dark Sofa

Full disclosure…when I first started my real estate staging business, I was not very good at explaining why something wasn’t working in a room.  The reason was that I really didn’t know why I felt the way I did.  I would just get this little voice nagging at me and I would struggle to come […]

How To Make A Crazy Wall Color Make Sense

Neutralize, neutralize, neutralize. You’ve heard that advice a million times I am sure. Honestly, it is generic advice that anyone can give you and is often misguided, especially when it comes to paint colors. If you are starting from scratch with a flip or new construction then you are most likely going to keep the […]

Should We Paint The Paneling To Sell The House?

Sheila reached out to me in a panic.  Her house had been on the market for 60 days and they had no offers. “Everyone says it’s dated and dark.  Everyone wants open concept and light and bright.  If I hear those two things one more time, I don’t know what I’ll do.” When I got […]

Updating 80’s Laminate Cabinets To Sell

Mullets and feathered hair were wicked awesome in the 80’s but thank goodness, we easily jumped off of those two train wrecks of fashion.  80’s laminate cabinets haven’t seemed so easy to shed though.  And, when you get ready to sell your house, they are a real problem. But, fear not!  Like a great new […]

{video}: Beautiful Blue and And White Living Room Makeover

When my friends Kelly and Brandon asked me to help them redesign their living room, I was so honored.  They have a beautiful home located right in my neighborhood so the pressure was on to create a truly amazing space. The interesting thing is that their house is on a street where a lot of […]

How Do You Know If A House Should Be Staged?

I just recently gave a presentation to a real estate office and one of the REALTORS® asked a great question. How do you know if a house should be staged? I think that his real question is really about value.  How do I know if it is worth the investment to stage a house?  I think […]

Buy This, Not That: TV Stands

For those of you who read this blog, you know I am a chipper, enthusiastic sort.  And, in my staging, I love to work with what my clients already own as much as possible. I don’t like to ever go negative unless I feel it in service to you all.  So, in the spirit of […]

3 Trends For 2015 To Stage Your House To Sell Fast

I have to admit,  I love all of the design trend predictions that happen at this time of year.  Not all are great for staging but some are so I wanted to highlight my favorites so that you can get a jump start on styling your house to sell super fast or making it a […]

Should We List Our House In November?

I was just reading a Trulia blog post and thought that it was so perfect that I wanted to pass it along to you… Some owners hesitate to market their homes between Halloween and New Year’s Day, believing the holiday season to be an off-peak time to sell. But the idea that houses don’t sell in […]

How To Do A White Kitchen Right

I’m a big fan of white kitchens when it comes to selling a house.  In fact, when we bought our house, I had looked at tons of houses with new kitchens that I passed up because I wanted to renovate my own kitchen.  But I didn’t want an offensively outdated kitchen either ; )  We […]