Buying a Fixer-Upper: Tips for First-Time Homebuyers

When you’re considering buying your first home, the process can seem overwhelming. This is, after all, one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, and it’s a lengthy and costly one that can lead to stress and anxiety even when you have a good plan. For first-time homebuyers who are looking for a fixer-upper, the success of the project hinges on whether you do your homework in the beginning — and there can be a lot of homework. Knowing what to look for and having some decisions already Read more [...]

Selling Your Fixer-Upper: Tips to Sell Fast and For More

In a recent article, Buying a Fixer-Upper: Tips for First-Time Home buyers by Ray Flynn of the DIYGuys, you learned how to manage the buying process for a “fixer upper”, where to buy, setting a budget, what repair or design projects to tackle first, and creating curb appeal. You considered whether to stay or sell once your house is all fixed up.  Did you decide to sell? How can you sell your fixer upper fast and get the highest price for all your hard work and investment Do Your Research With Read more [...]

Best Interior Designs of 2018

Searchmetry  wrote an article, "30 Interior Designers show off their best Interior Designs from 2018" which considers Interior Designers to follow in 2019 and the most important factors they focus on. They asked Interior Designers nationwide about their favorite design projects.  Northern Lights Home Staging and Design was honored to be one of the designers selected and to receive their Best Interior Designs 2018 award. We were asked to submit our three favorite design project and discuss why Read more [...]

Embrace Color with Fractal Art for Interior Design

I recently discovered an art form called fractal art and love working with it to create beautiful pieces that are perfect for your Interior Design project! I love working with the brilliant colors, textures and the incredible detail possible with Fractal art. So what is fractal art? I do not totally understand it myself. It is a  form of algorithmic art created by calculating fractal objects which can create still and moving images. It is a form of computer or digital art developed in the Read more [...]

Ways to Use Sherwin Williams 2019 Color of the Year Cavern Clay

As a Certified Color Strategist, I love color and exploring the latest color trends and how you might use them in your own home. Cavern Clay is a warm, earthy and inviting terra cotta color which is the Sherwin Williams 2019 Color of the Year. An interesting choice! When I first saw it, it reminded me of the red rock country of Arizona. It brought back memories of Southwestern Indian tribe colors from their rugs and art, terra cotta pots from Mexico and Indian ruins of New Mexico. Sherwin Read more [...]

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design named Best of Houzz 2019

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design is recognized as a 2019 “Best of Houzz” by Houzz.com – the leading online platform for home remodeling and design. Out of 2.1 million home professionals from across the United States and around the world, Northern Lights Home Staging and Design earned Best of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service. The Houzz website has 40 million monthly users, and the Best of Houzz Service award is based on the number and quality of positive client reviews received in 2018. “Best Read more [...]

Get Dramatic with Black and White!

Why not try using black and white as your main colors in your Interior Design? It will make the rest of your colors really pop! Forget the gray; go for high contrast and drama! Whether your room is light and airy with white walls or dark and moody with dark charcoal walls, you will create a dramatic room sure to make a statement. Using black and white is a timeless classic, gives a modern look and can satisfy your love of color or your desire to have little color while creating a beautiful Read more [...]

Ten Ways to Make Your House Gorgeous in 2019

It's a new year! Time to refresh, get inspired and create something new and beautiful in your home. Here are ten ways to make your house gorgeous in 2019 and create a beautiful sanctuary that tells your unique story. Start with a Plan and Stick with it You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan.  Many people just start buying things they like, painting before they have picked appropriate colors because the painter suggests painting before other items Read more [...]

What’s Your Global Interior Design Style- Greek!

Greek Interior Design Style Elements Greek Interior Design is simple and elegant, inspired by nature, and looks light, bright, airy and clean. If you like lots of white with beautiful vivid blue, green, fuchsia and gold accents, and a clean, de-cluttered, rustic look, Greek Interior design might be perfect for you! Designs tend to be simple, symmetrical, classical, and relaxing. Less is more. Color- Lots of white with beautiful vivid blue, green, fuchsia and gold accents. Design elements- whitewashed Read more [...]

Color Tip of the Month- Using Pantone’s Living Coral

Pantone's "Living Coral" is their 2019 Color of the Year. It is a warm, peachy orange that is bold, earthy and inviting.  What can you do with this color? Well, you could be brave and paint an entire room with it, or try it in smaller doses a powder room. If it is not a color you can see yourself living with in large doses, why not try using it in accents such as a wall mural, pillow, rug, art, a beautiful side chair or accessories. These can be easily changed over time if you want to try a different Read more [...]