Home Stagers love their white sofas. They are clean, fresh and work nearly everywhere. With the right throw pillows and accompanying tables, art and accessories they become chameleons, blending nicely into traditional or contemporary spaces.
Going GREEN doesn’t have to just mean being environmentally conscientiousness. It can also mean getting a little more green in your wallet when staging your home to sell. HomeGain.com, a leading site on all things real estate related, conducted a survey and found the top nine DIY home improvements. The top 5 GREEN home improvements that […]
Selling your home in today’s market means move-in ready. It also means that the home must be as visually appealing as possible. With the importance of great curb appeal, you may need to consider hiring a landscape architect, particularly if your home is located in a high end or luxury community. In the 2011 HomeGain Survey […]
Mark Montano, designer and host of the hit TV show ‘While You Were Out’ dishes on what the show was like before him, his interview for the part, and how the universe lined up to make things happen. When you let go of the outcome, space opens up for magic to occur…the universe can line up perfectly to make things happen for you.
Mark Montano is best known for his best selling DIY book series, The Big Ass Book of (Crafts, Crafts2, Home Decor, and soon to be on the shelf Bling). In our interview for Conversations with Market Leaders, Mark discussses taking the leap from fashion to writing.Pin It
A few days ago I was home sick and ended up watching the new ABC show, The Revolution. To be honest, I was kind of saddened that this show replaced One Life to Live, as ABC soaps have been my chicken soup when I’m stuck home ever since I was a little girl (which believe me was a long while ago). Still, what the heck, I’m a captive audience. There is nothing else on TV.
The cast seems pretty good. Ty Pennington has done several shows that I have liked in the past. He’s a decent TV handyman. Today, the segment that caught my eye was all about using children’s artwork and memorabilia – how to showcase it. Watching the segment that you’ll see below, my heart stopped. I immediately started shaking my head and my blood pressure began increasing steadily and rapidly.Pin It
The front door is one of the most overlooked parts of curb appeal and yet it can be one of the easiest things to improve upon. First Impressions are critical when selling, but even when you are redesigning for living, a good front door can make a home feel more welcome.Pin It
Thinking of organizing your bookcase? Here are some ideas…. Enjoy!Pin It
Hate hanging artwork with the dreaded “D” ring? Professional home stager Karen Otto will take you step by step on the easiest way to be picture perfect every time!Pin It
How do you remove water rings from wooden tables? Oh, what a great question! Whether you have a wax or laquered finish, this DIY home project video from new ABC show The Revolution can help. I love how Tim Gunn is worried that he is ruining someone else’s towel. As usual, Ty Pennington holds up […]Pin It
Getting ready to sell your home but need to repair some pesky holes that your kids (or husband) made in the drywall? With a little help from Ty Pennington, Tim Gunn, and ABC’s new show, The Revolution, we’ve got a great how-to video tutorial on fixing drywall the right way! Pin ItPin It
Proper lighting is crucial to creating a complete look to a space, no matter what the function. Lighting can be used to emphasize and enhance a feature or you can dramatize or minimize the furnishings, as you can with colour and pattern.
So when it comes to lighting for your space what style are you?Pin It
Bell Jars are the perfect home decor item. They seem to create inspiration and a feeling of significance to whatever is underneath it. Small items suddenly seem large. A collection becomes defined. Magic seems to happen whenever they are around. Perhaps it is the light that shines and sparkles from the reflective surface. Whatever it is, if you don’t have any bell jars in your collection, maybe it’s time to pick some up.
Here are some ideas that I’ve found that may inspire you.
Is your curb appeal attracting or repelling potential buyers? Here is a quick 4 minute video that may help you decide if your home is ready for market. If you aren’t sure, contact Curb Appeal Queen Michelle Molinari for help…