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 [...]

Inspiration- What gets you going! Why I am a Home Stager and Designer.

Inspiration- What gets you going? Lately I have been thinking about inspiration. What gets me going in the morning? What makes me who I am? What inspired me to create a home staging and design business, and why does it matter? In business, some people call this your “brand”. Why should your customers pick you over someone else? What is it about you they “connect” with? It is probably that invisible thing that inspires you, that gets you going, that resonates with them in a way that Read more [...]

Mary Ann Benoit with Northern Lights Home Staging & Design – Not The Usual Success Story

We hope you enjoy this article and podcast on Anchorage Advice Givers about Mary Ann Benoit and Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. Learn about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and to start your own home staging and design business. Mary Ann, the foremost home stager in south-central Alaska, provides an award winning, versatile, and unique one-stop shop for home staging, Interior Design and social media marketing  for homes and vacation rental properties. Learn more about Read more [...]

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Anchorage Advice Givers

Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and design recently had the honor of being interviewed by Kris Bohman of Anchorage Advice Givers on her experiences as an entrepreneur, and as a home stager, starting and running Northern Lights Home Staging and Design. It will give you some insight on why she is passionate about home staging and design. It also provides some great advice if you are interested in starting your own business, whatever that may be. Enjoy:) https://youtu.be/l5c3QST32ZQ If Read more [...]

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging!

Increase your Bed and Breakfast Income with Home Staging! In a previous article, I talked about how Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties. Whether you are renting out a vacation rental like a Bed and Breakfast, or an apartment, home staging can help you generate great photos for online advertising, help you get a higher rental price, increase your business and get a higher quality renter. If you have a Bed and Breakfast,  your customers first stop is your website.  Do have Read more [...]