Blog -Northern Lights Home Staging and Design

Home Staging Helps Buyers see Their Dream Life Before Them

Home staging helps buyers see their dream life before them. Helping buyers see is the key. You may have heard that when people buy homes, they buy on emotion rather than logic. In the past I wrote about how Selling Your Home is Not About Selling Your Home, it is about selling a dream. You can't sell a dream if the buyer can't see it. That is why vacant houses are hard to sell. Very few can "see the dream" in an empty house. They just look cold and uninviting. Being able to see is just important Read more [...]

Get the Look- Global Style- Bohemian

Bohemian style celebrates warm earthy colors, metals and jewel tones. Bohemian decor often uses deep browns, greens, grays or other neutral colors for base colors, then accessorizes with saturated purple, fiery orange, and electric blue and other jewel tones.Bohemian style lovers are often carefree, dislike rules and want to follow their heart’s desire!Do you like vintage furniture and light fixtures, globally inspired textiles and rugs, and love displaying your collections of cool things found Read more [...]

Why Hire a Professional Home Stager When You can Do it Yourself for Free

Because you get what you pay for. I know, you may have looked into hiring a home stager, but it turned out to be more expensive than you were expecting. Have you fully considered what it may cost you not to stage? How about 10K on your first price reduction for starters. Knowing you should stage it, you may have decided to just do it yourself. How hard can it be? Home Staging Tasks You Can and Should Do Yourself Yes, there are many things you can do yourself to save money and prepare Read more [...]

Get the Look- Global Style- Mexican

Mexican interiors are full of color, are welcoming, warm and there is often a sense of playfulness and whimsy. A mix of colorful, exotic Spanish and Indian handcrafted items and practical things add old world charm.The furniture is made from solid wood or leather with designs from the Spanish and Mayan cultures. Most are made from pine, walnut and cherry. Sofas, beds and tables often have a rustic look. Rugs are usually hand woven and brightly colored. Multicolored cushions and geometrical patterns Read more [...]

Get the Look- Global Style- Indian

Indian style design creates inviting, informal, relaxed spaces filled with bright colored hand spun fabrics with paisley patterns, floor cushions around colorful rugs, intricate mandala motifs and nature-inspired themes with flowers, birds, animals.Common, is arched wood furniture with curved armrests and legs, carvings and inlay work in metal, ivory, stones and mirrors. Fill your rooms with wooden chests, footstools, bird cages, masks, clay pottery, and boxes in sandalwood metal or marble. Add some Read more [...]

When Your Trail is Leading Nowhere, Follow a Trailblazer to Happiness

We are all following a path to somewhere, hopefully to becoming the person we are meant to be, doing that thing that only we can do, that makes others lives better so they pay us generously for our service.Sometimes we know the right path and sometimes we get lost or take the long way. Some seem to know the way intuitively, or  just want to blaze a new trail for themselves. They inspire us with ideas on which way to go in our own journey.There are four people that have inspired me and shaped my Read more [...]

Get the Look- Global Style- Turkish

Turkish style is warm and inviting, earthy and exotic. There is an abundance of warm earth tones with pops of beautiful color. lots of patterns and texture and there is a slightly more rustic feel. It is simple, soft and relaxing. Turkey has ancient roots. The colors and textures of the land has inspired much of the art, colors and culture. Turkish elements are often used in Bohemian inspired designs. Turkish style showcases Byzantine and Ottoman architectural styles and modern and classical Read more [...]

Immerse Yourself in Amazing Office Edesigns and Vote For Your Favorite

I'm sure you are aware of how important a beautiful, relaxing office space that you feel connected with is to your well being and productivity. Do you have one? I recently wrote a blog article, Your Office is the Perfect Space to Relax and Be Happy, describing my philosophy for making your office your happy place and how I created this beautiful office Edesign. My Edesign is one of many beautiful Edesigns that are part of Jenna's New Office #eDesignChallenge Contest. Check out all the great Read more [...]

Make Magic Happen When You are Fearless with Color

If you are like most people, color scares you. You worry you will get it wrong, it will be too much or look boring.You worry it will look nothing like the paint chip once you get it on your wall. or that you will hate it after you spend time and money painting. It is all about the fear.And so, you don’t paint. Or, you paint everything white, gray, or beige.FEARIt's OK to be afraid of making a color mistake. But, Aren’t you tired of all that?Wouldn’t it be fun to surround yourself with beautiful Read more [...]

Your Office is the Perfect Space to Relax and be Happy

It should be. You are probably already aware  of the fact that for many of us, our office, whether at home or at work is a place of stress. How many of us think of work as fun and relaxing? Is your office space your happy place? It should be. If you are like most people, you may have been working at home lately and your experience may not have been fun or relaxing. There are many things you can do to create your perfect office space at home.An office is Read more [...]