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6 Questions to Ask Before Setting the Table for Home Staging

setting the table for home stagingMany home stagers wonder if they should set the table for home staging. Possibilities include: breakfast bars, breakfast room tables, kitchen tables and dining room tables.

What, if any, meal should you set them up for? And if you are setting the table for a meal, how far do you go with the items and accessories? Just the place mats, dishes and glassware?  Or do you also need cutlery and a center piece? What about chargers [...]

How to Stage Homes With Radiant Orchid

Stage Homes with Radiant OrchidEvery year the Pantone Institute™ chooses the Color of The Year. For 2014, it’s Radiant Orchid. Great for cosmetics and clothing perhaps, but not my favorite for home staging.

My first reaction was that it reminded me a bit of that dusty rose that was so popular in the 1980s. Thankfully this 2014 color is more vibrant and has more purple in it.

It’s no coincidence that you’ll see Radiant Orchid [...]

Home Staging Color Moods – Part 2

home staging colorIn my last post, Choosing Paint Colors – 8 Color Moods in Decorating and Home Staging, I shared the first 4 color moods from Leatrice Eisemen’s book, Colors for Your Every Mood: Discover Your True Decorating Colors. In case you missed it these were: Tranquil, Whimsical, Nurturing and Traditional.

Here are the remaining 4 moods and how I use them in home staging, color consultations and interior redesign.


Choosing Paint Colors – 8 Color Moods in Decorating and Home Staging

home staging and decorating colorsChoosing paint colors is something so many of our clients have trouble with. How many times have you gone to someone’s home and seen a bunch of swatches stuck to their walls?

One reason I’ve loved decorating since I was a little girl is that I’ve always been passionate about color. There was nothing so magical to me as a brand new box of Crayola crayons. To [...]

Kitchen Home Staging Easily Boosts Home Selling Price

kitchen before staging Jodi WhalenKitchens are one of the most important rooms when determining the selling price of a home. That’s because they’re the most expensive and time-consuming to renovate.

Put a home on the real estate market with an ugly kitchen like the one seen here, and you can expect lower offers and that it will take much longer to sell. How far you go with kitchen [...]

Home Staging Cure for Awkward Condo

nataliya mitt condo staging afterHome staging is a great cure for awkward rooms, especially the ones you find in many of today’s condo projects.

You know those tall towers with the weird jutting out points encased in glass? They might make the building look interesting (or fit it into an oddly shaped lot), but what are the owners or sellers to do with all those narrow [...]

New Home Staging Career for Graphic Designer

toronto home stagerThere are many paths to a home staging career. Many home stagers come from completely unrelated prior careers like nursing or financial services. Others, like Catherine Menard of Groovy Chick Redesign and Home Staging (Toronto), take a previously creative and visual career and turn it into something [...]

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