Empire Radio Now with Mary Ann Benoit

I got a call 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 uniquely aligned with 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 can help you develop an overall plan to guide you before you buy anything. 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.

In 2016, I was thinking about inspiration and wrote this post.  It's now 2020, and I looked back to see if I am still moved by the same things, and what inspires me now.  What gets you going in the morning? What makes you who you are? What inspired me to create a home staging and design business, and why does it matter? 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 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, Edesign and color consulting for homes and vacation rental properties. Learn more Read more [...]

Interview with Mary Ann Benoit on Anchorage Advice Givers

Mary Ann Benoit of Northern Lights Home Staging and Design was honored to be 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. The interview gives 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. See the interview below. https://youtu.be/l5c3QST32ZQ If Read more [...]

How Much Money are You Leaving on the Table?

How much money are you leaving on the table? Your Bed and Breakfast table in particular. Probably a lot more than you think! In a previous article, I talked about how Home Staging Boosts Demand for Rental Properties. Whether you have a vacation rental like a Bed and Breakfast, or a longer term rental such as an apartment or home, home staging can help you get a higher rental price, increase your business, attract a higher quality renter and generate great photos for online advertising,  How much Read more [...]

How a Silly Facebook Quiz Changed My Life

Here is the crazy story of how I started Northern Lights Home Staging and Design.

You never know when inspiration will hit. The question is, will you take action and do something about it?

My  inspiration came in a surprising way, from one of those silly “Facebook” quizzes. You know, one of those games that tell you who you were in a past life or what your handwriting says about you etc. One day I played “What is your true profession”. The answer was “Designer”. Whoa! This Read more […]