How to Flip a House and Make a Profit

Have you dreamed how to flip a house and make a profit? The first step is buying a great property with good potential to make a return on your investment. Then it is important to invest wisely in your repairs and upgrades. Finally, prepare the home for sale by having it professionally staged, create great curb appeal, get professional photos and sell it fast and at the high end of the price range for similar homes before you have any price reductions. Invest Wisely We have all heard the Read more [...]

What’s Your Global Interior Design Style? Take the Quiz

What's Your Global Interior Design Style? Well, let's find out, shall we? You might be wondering, what is a global design style? What is a Global Design Style? Global styles are all about your worldly adventures and telling your story! They are usually very colorful, rich in bold designs and natural textures, patterns, colors and arts and crafts of various cultures. Each piece has a story and becomes a conversation starter.  Treasures are displayed without rules or grouping by the part of the Read more [...]

Make a Mother Happy with the Gift of a Beautiful Home

Give her the gift of a beautiful home this year with  a Mother's Day gift certificate for an Interior Design or color consultation from Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mothers out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRde16iels Get $20 off on a gift certificate for one of my new Edesign or online services for Interior Design or Color.   Purchase your discounted online Interior Design, Interior Redesign or Color Consultation now. For 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 [...]

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong?

Is everything you know about picking paint colors wrong? The average person at some time is going to have to pick paint colors to redo a room, a house, an office or other space. Most people get stressed out about this, and for good reason!  Why? Picking paint colors that go together well is somewhat of a mystery, and the majority of what you have heard or read about it is wrong. Picking the wrong colors costs money to redo, or stares you in the face every day if you choose to live with it. Not Read more [...]

5 Steps to Attract Your Ideal Customer and Increase Your Vacation Rental Income

Would you like to attract your ideal customer and increase your vacation rental income? Whether you have a Bed and Breakfast or other vacation rental, it is important to have your property stand out online to attract the guests you want and make the income you want. Learn more by listening to this interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Seward Public Radio's "Market Minute" with Nicole Lawrence. For additional information, see my blog articles on  Increasing your Vacation Rental Income and Bookings Read more [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Give her the gift of a beautiful home this year with  a Mother's Day gift certificate for an Interior Design or color consultation from Nothern Lights Home Staging and Design. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful Mothers out there! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWRde16iels Call 907-362-0065 today  info@northernlightsstaging.com   Read more [...]

My Life as a Home Stager

Ever wondered what life as a home stager is like? How I Became a Home Stager Many years ago I got a degree in Interior Design, and although I used it on some jobs and always loved it, my life took a different path and I became a wildlife biologist. Three years ago, I decided I wanted to start some type of creative business. Working for the government as a scientist was not exactly feeding my creative spirit!  One day when taking one of those fun quizzes on Facebook, called “What is your true Read more [...]

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward Alaska Awarded Best of Houzz 2017 Over 35 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World Seward, Alaska, January 17, 2017 – Northern Lights Home Staging and Design of Seward, Alaska has won “Best Of Customer Service” on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Northern Lights Home Staging and Design provides Home Staging, Interior Read more [...]

Mary Ann Benoit Offers 5 Tips to Find the Best Home Stager in Alaska

When professional home stager Mary Ann Benoit sees a house, she envisions how it can be transformed inside and out into warm, inviting spaces that will attract buyers. The vision stays with her until it becomes a reality. She is inspired by the colors, patterns, light and texture found in nature, and believes Mother Nature is the best designer. Combining the inspirational Alaskan wilderness with a degree in interior design gives her staging clients an advantage over other homes on the market. Mary Read more [...]