How To Effortlessly Mix Throw Pillows (and 5 no fail combinations)

How can I truly express my love of a good throw pillow other than to say if I was given the choice of a new piece of jewelry or a new set of throw pillows, I’d go for the pillows. Every time.  I know, it’s totally a sad statement on my level of obsession but […]

My Favorite Paint Colors To Update Cabinetry

Dear Lori, I am struggling here and I would love your help.  I seem to come across a ton of dated and worn looking kitchen and bathroom cabinetry when taking on new listings.  Many times the cabinets are in good enough condition to stay, they just looks so sad and not at all what buyers […]

Cozy Winter Bedroom Guide

I officially broke out our flannel sheets this month and let me tell you, it is divine!  My sister says that I am one nap away from being a narcoleptic and these flannel sheets just might throw me over the edge to being a full-on, napaholic! I know that not everyone across the country gets […]

Industrial lighting love for under 100!

So all y’all know that I’m a timeless, classic kind of girl but I have to tell you, since going to Nashville last year and then to Portland, Oregon over the summer I have been loving the mid-century, industrial look.  I guess coming from New England, it reminds me of the towns near where I grew […]

Unexpected Coffee Table Ideas and Links To Great Options!

One of the best parts of being a Real Estate Stylist is helping people to see the potential in their “things”.  Sometimes we are so attached to something serving one purpose that we don’t see that it could also be something else.  And one spot that we routinely have to get creative with is coffee […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Stage a Bedroom Without a Bed

You are humming right along getting your house ready to sell, or at least thinking about it and you come to a screeching halt. The guest room that was always just a storage space is staring back at you.  Your Realtor has said that it needs to show as a bedroom. With a bed.  Ugh! […]

How to Stage a Room With an Ugly View

I’ve recently staged a few properties that had somewhat undesireable views out their windows, as in–that creepy house we all know, a parking lot view from a basement condo, and a used car lot.  So, what do you do when all of us Stagers and Realtors talk about is letting in as much natural light as […]