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 [...]

Out with the Old- Ten Ways to Make Your House Beautiful in 2018

It's a new year. Why not make a resolution to make your house beautiful! But how! Here are ten ways to make your house beautiful in 2018. Make a Plan 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, hoping that it will all work together in the end. This usually does not work. A designer can help you come up with a great and affordable plan. It starts with understanding your own style, what you want and how your 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 [...]

Empire Radio Now with Mary Ann Benoit

I got a call this week from Empire Radio Now in New York to do a live interview on their online radio station for the "Professionals Roundtable".  Exciting!! Here is a transcript of the broadcast, I hope you enjoy it.  You can hear the broadcast here. Please give a description of your company and the products/services you offer. Company: Northern Lights Home Staging and Design provides Home Staging, Interior Design and Social Media Advertising for homes and vacation rental properties. Read more [...]

My Top Ten Interior Design Tips

Here are my top ten Interior Design tips to create a beautiful space that is unique to you, tells your story and is your favorite place in the world! Make an Interior Design Plan You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with an Interior Design plan. Many people just start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together in the end. This usually does not work. A designer or decorator can really help you come up with an overall plan. This starts with really 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 [...]