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Tips to Design Wellness into a Spectacular Life

I recently was invited to design some buildings for a new online university for the Edesign Tribe as part of a design contest.  I'll let you know if my design wins!I had numerous buildings I could choose to design from but decided to pick the Wellness Center. To me, the foundation for all good design is feeling happy, healthy, and inspired.The building structure was already determined, and my challenge was to create something that embodied “wellness” as I see it and that could nourish and provide Read more [...]

Great Paint Color Schemes- Do a Diad

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.   In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic, analogous and complimentary schemes. Today, lets look at Diad! A diadic or diad color scheme uses two colors that are separated by one color on the color wheel.So, let's create a Diad color scheme with the blue we have been working with in the last several articles. Read more [...]

What Boat are You Riding Out this Storm In?

Today I was asked “How have you changed since the pandemic began? Are you more self-aware? Have you shed your cocoon and blossomed into the person and business owner that you never knew existed within you?”Interesting question. Why yes, I have. How about you?We are all in the same storm but it in different boats. Are you thriving or remaining positive? Or not? From my perspective, this pandemic has separated people into two groups. Read more [...]

FAQs for Realtors on Home Staging

FAQs for Realtors on Home Staging – What you need to know about cost, time, value, and how home staging leads to more listings.Most Realtors have heard of home staging and how it can help sell a home faster and for more money but many Realtors still have questions. Here are answers to some common questions about how home staging works.WHAT IS HOME STAGING?What is home staging?Home Staging is a marketing tool that uses decorating to show off a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws. Read more [...]

Opposite Colors Attract – Go Complimentary

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to stay within based on your fixed finishes. In my last few blog articles we have discussed how you could take your favorite color, blue for example and create different color schemes. We explored monochromatic and analogous schemes. Today, lets look at complimentary schemes.Complimentary color schemes are based on using two hues that are opposite Read more [...]

FAQs for Home Sellers on Home Staging

What you need to know about cost, time, value, and how home staging leads to a faster sale.

What is Home Staging?

What is home staging?
Home Staging is a marketing tool that uses decorating to show off a home’s best features while downplaying its flaws. Done right, staging creates an emotional connection between home and buyer, leading to a faster sale at maximum value.
Is staging just for vacant homes?
Home staging is for all homes, occupied Read more […]

Create a Harmonious Color Scheme – Go Analogous

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to play with based on your fixed finishes.In my last article, Celebrate Your Favorite Color- Go Monochromatic, we talked about how you could take your favorite color and celebrate it in all it’s glory with a monochromatic color scheme. Simple and easy!What if you would like a little more color variety,  but still want something that is simple Read more [...]

Celebrate Your Favorite Color – Go Monochromatic

People often struggle with creating a great color scheme.  Often, we start the conversation by talking about the limitations, or the box of colors you need to stay within based on your fixed finishes. Today, let’s talk about something more fun. If you could take your favorite color and celebrate it in all it’s glory, what could that look like? Monochromatic!Monochromatic color schemes are based on a single hue and use various shades, tones and tints of that color. Picture your favorite color Read more [...]

Four Courses that Changed My Life- Can they Change Yours?

The Staging Diva Home Staging Training Course  I want to tell you  about four courses that changed my life for the better. Maybe one of them might help you change your life as well.The first course is the Staging Diva Home Staging Training Program. Many years ago I got my BA in Interior Design but later took a different path for a while as a wildlife biologist.   I decided later in life that I wanted a more creative career and decided to revisit being an Interior Designer. Read more [...]

Market Research- The Key to Successful Home Staging

Market research is the first thing you should do before developing a plan for staging your house if you want to make top dollar on your home sale. I know, market research sounds boring. Why should you care? Market research can tell you the price range that similar houses are selling for, to give you an idea of the low and high end you could list your house for. You want to be on the high end of course! It is all based on what kind of shape the house is in, how much maintenance needs to be done, Read more [...]