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6 Accessories for Decorating and Staging

There are a few essential accessories that I use for staging and decorating a home.  I use these accessories time and time again!  You can tailor these accessories to your style whether it be contemporary or traditional! The first item that I use often is the vase!   You can fill a vase with … [Read Full Article Now...]

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6 Tips for Greater Curb Appeal for Spring

6 Tips for Greater Curb Appeal for Spring/Staging These tips will tell buyers that your house is well maintained which will result in a quicker sale and possibly a higher offer and who doesn't like that?!  If you're not selling you should still heed these tips! 1. Power wash the … [Read Full Article Now...]

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5 Interior Design Secrets That You Need to Know

For the past seven years I have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of clients. That means that I have seen A LOT of homes! After a while I started to notice that there are some design faux paus that are made time and time again. These mistakes are easy to fix and avoid so I am sharing my tips … [Read Full Article Now...]

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7 Tips for Painting Your Ceilings- Home Staging and Decorating Tips/Painting

7 Tips for Painting Your Ceilings- Home Staging and Decorating Tips/Painting Do you ever wonder what to do with the ceiling after you have painted the walls? Should you paint it the same color? Should you paint it white? How about a different color? Here are my tips for the perfect ceiling also … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Interior Redesign for City House in Plano- Before and After Photos

We love our community and we love City House! Dallas Real Estate Staging and members of the community joined forces and resources to make a difference. City House is a not for profit organization that provides housing for youth, teenagers and young adults. We had the privilege of redesigning a … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Maximize Square Footage When Staging Your Home

It’s very important to maximize the square footage of your home when you are getting ready to sell it. Buyers want to make sure that they are getting the best value for their dollar. They also want to be able to see the finishes of the home and its potential. Plus, you want the best return on … [Read Full Article Now...]

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What Can You Do With Your Master Bedroom Sitting Area? Staging/Decorating Tips

What Can You Do With Your Master Bedroom Sitting Area? Staging/Decorating Tips Karen wrote to me and asked if she should keep her home office in her master bedroom sitting area or if she should move it to the formal dining room. Here are the photos of her room with the home office. (You can … [Read Full Article Now...]

Happy New Year! I Have Great News!

Happy New Year Friends! I hope that you are well and ready for a great, new year.  I certainly am! I have great news about a new home staging and interior decorating video series that will debut on January 18th!  I am thrilled to pieces! Watch this video to find out how you can help me and you … [Read Full Article Now...]

New Home Staging/Decorating Video Series

Hi Friends! I am excited to introduce a fun and informative new video series to you that will begin on January 18th! First, I need your help.  Please watch this short video to find out how you can help me you may be the lucky recipient of a $50 gift card as my thanks to you! So don't wait, … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Can You Believe It? Before and After Photos and Results!

Before and After Home Staging Photos I don't know about you, but I like results and I get giddy when I receive emails like this one: "Well, the first day it was listed, I got 3 offers."  This is the reply from a home seller who had just re-listed his home after we staged it. Here are some … [Read Full Article Now...]

What do wakeboarding and running a small business have in common? (Plus my wakeboarding video)

I went wakeboarding today for the first time!  I went with my husband and I watched him wipe-out and suck up a lot of water through his nose.  Then it was my turn.  I was excited and a little nervous. I wiped out several times and experienced the rush of water up my nose before I was able to … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Plants That Rabbits Won’t Eat

Plants That Rabbits Won’t Eat I always recommend seasonal color in the flower beds when staging a home for sale. Home staging starts at the curb and planting seasonal flowers and plants adds value and appeal to the home. When consulting with clients this week I was asked to give advice for … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Contrast is Key When Decorating or Staging Your Home

When Decorating or Staging Your Home think about contrasting colors. Wikipedia’s definition of contrast: … contrast is determined by the difference in the color and brightness of the object and other objects within the same field of view. So, when staging or decorating your home, … [Read Full Article Now...]

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How to Create an Autumn Display for Your Porch

My favorite season is Autumn.  I enjoy baking with apples and pumpkins. I like the changing color of the leaves and the cooler weather.  I also enjoy the decorating! I have created an Autumn vignette that is perfect for a porch or patio.  It’s very easy to create and will hold up under the … [Read Full Article Now...]

The 8 Most Popular Kitchen Styles

There are currently eight kitchen styles that are popular in the United States.  Here are a few details about each one.  Which kitchen style is your favorite? 1. Traditional: The traditional kitchen takes inspiration from American and English designs of the eighteenth and nineteenth … [Read Full Article Now...]

10 Things You Don’t Know About Me

Ten Things You Don’t Know About Me 1. I taught elementary school for 4 years. 2. I have been married for 16 years. 3. I’m a chocoholic. 4. My favorite band is Journey. 5. I sing show tunes while I stage. 6. I like to paint the rooms in my home regularly. 7. I like to bake … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Revive Your Furniture!

Do you have a piece of furniture that looks worn or outdated? I purchased these dining chairs because I liked the frame and the wood. I did not like the fabric! So, since I am a fabric fanatic, I knew that these chairs could easily be transformed with new fabric and a professional … [Read Full Article Now...]

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Does Science Play a Role in Home Staging?

The Beginning I had the pleasure of conducting a home selling consultation with Caroline of Plano, Texas.  We toured her home together and I made a list of suggestions for furniture placement, paint colors, and which items to pack.  We talked about the aesthetics of her home and how to make … [Read Full Article Now...]

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I Have a Confession to Make

I have a confession to make…I’m a perfectionist! Yes, it’s true, I am a recovering perfectionist.                     According to Dictionary.com a perfectionist is a person who demands perfection of himself, herself, or … [Read Full Article Now...]