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! […]

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 […]

Fab Coffee Table Staging Ideas You Will Want To Try….this flipping minute!

Really?  I’m spending time on how to stage a coffee table? Heck yeah, I am! Because the coffee table can often end up smack in the middle of a living or family room photo, it is an important focal point but can also be a big distraction in your online listing photos if it doesn’t look […]

The Lighting Mystique: Crucial Staging Tips I Forgot To Mention

There are so many things that I love about staging but maybe none more than lighting.  I’m somewhat obsessed with using pretty lamps as gorgeous focal points but also the way that lighting makes you feel.  So for me, lighting goes way beyond just functionality but is also the key to setting a mood. And, in staging, lighting […]