Apps for Home Stagers – Do Use and Do NOT!!

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There are some terrific apps to incite one’s inner designer, but which are good apps for home stagers?  There are a couple of gems I’ve found, and some, I have to warn, you will get you into expensive trouble if you don’t know EXACTLY what you’re doing.  Take it from this home stager who wound up with […]

How many pillows does it take to stage a home?

I was packing for a Jacksonville home staging job yesterday and I simply had to laugh as I packed up bag after bag of pillows. I’m one of the home stagers that actually owns all of my furniture, and frankly I wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, I know great stagers, like Karen Otto […]

Chip it! by Sherwin Williams, a fun new eye-candy color toy for your browser…

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Do you subscribe to Sherwin Williams Stir Magazine? Well, if you did, then maybe you noticed the article on Chip it! If you didn’t, well, pay attention. This is one of the most fun toys our there for color buffs. Watch the video and you’ll be hooked. I know it’s already in my browser toolbar, right next to Pinterest.

If you aren’t a professional color consultant, designer or home stager, you might still think the tool is pretty nifty. I went to my pinterest boards to show how cool this really is…

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Stagers Use Color Strategically To Attract The Right Buyer

Michele Kurelich home staging

When I think about how stagers use color as a tool to attract the right buyer, I remember back to when I was a voice-over actor. The frequent and least helpful advice we’d get from inexperienced casting folks or worse, directors, was to “do it again and this time a little more… “orange”! O–kay! Er… more cheerful? Zestier? In some way inflecting a searing punch of color? It usually meant more smile, faster or more energy. I think?

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Can PicMonkey replace Picnik for photo editing?

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Pinterest has been a big deal in marketing and sharing images, but of course with so many copyright issues, it seems such bad timing for Picnik to be going out of business. Picnik was my favorite site for photo editing, adding captions, creating great effects and borders/frames.

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Home Staging Challenge: A Problem Wallpaper

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In the video above, you will find the full story of how SAR Instructor, Bernadette Flaim (and her partner Susan Corbo of Attention 2 Detail) solved the home staging issue of a problem wallpaper.

My suspicion is that these 2 long-time staging pros dealt with the color purely by instinct. However, for the rest of us, I wanted to share a site and an approach that might be useful if you, too, experience one extraordinary wallpaper.

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The ART of COLOR coordination


Combining colors can often be a bit like an art form. While it’s true that the easiest and best color combinations are found in nature, (really, look at the scales on a fish, the colors of flowers, or the feathers on a bird and you’ll get a good idea of how to combine colors) sometimes we mere mortals need a little help.

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Color In Staging: A Model Home From Michele Kurelich

Color in Home Staging

Michele Kurelich of Raleigh, NC stages a lot of model units. With such a blank canvas, one might want to know where she begins. Obviously the target buyer is determined by price and location, but which colors to use to tell the story? I caught up with Michele this week, which takes some doing, let me just say, and had a chance to ask her.

31 Front Door Colors

This great video by the Color Fairy (aka Michelle Molinari) provides 31 fresh and current front door colors you may not have considered.