We Are Not In the Home Staging Business

I️ was 12 years old the day that our Realtor and a potential buyer came to our house for a showing. My mom wasn’t home. It was just me there. Two years earlier, on a rainy fall day in New England, the stability of my idyllic childhood world was ripped out from under me when […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Staging Tips If Your House Isn’t Selling

Good houses don’t sell. It is a sad, frustrating fact. I have staged houses that were in that circumstance–great houses, no sale (until we staged!).  What I have found is that there are typically two things at play. Houses that don’t sell often have an issue with price or presentation. I tell all of my […]

4 Tips to Style Every Room Better NOW

Do you remember the Seinfeld episode with the “close talker”? Ever been in that situation? If you have, you know how important space is to how you feel in a social situation. Did you know that the same thing applies to how you arrange your furniture? Could your sofa possibly be making a potential buyer […]

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! […]