Summer is one of my favorite times of year. It’s warm and the outdoors beckons, the colors explode with flowers, fruit, an explosion of green growth and the showiness of all the male birds. There is a feeling of abundance and adventure. Completion of all the things you have sown. It is bold and beautiful.Would you like to have that same look and feeling inside in your home year round? Take some color and other cues from nature and bring the outside in. Here is an example of what I mean.This picture Read more [...]
When you pick art for your space, what does your art mean? Why do you pick it? What does it mean to you and to the space? Is it just about the colors, shapes and patterns or does it have special meaning to you such as the remembrance of a feeling, an adventure, a loved one or an event?As an artist who creates the art for your space, the meaning behind what I create is important to me. I usually create abstract art that is not about a specific person, place or event but is more about the colors, shapes Read more [...]
Lighting is Magic
Yes you can make magic happen in your home with lighting!
Lighting is magic. Lighting can make a huge difference in how your home looks and feels. You have probably heard that layering your lighting, and having three sources such as overhead lighting, table or floor lamps and task lighting is important. But what does that really mean and how does it look? And is that all you need to do to really get the look you are going for? I find that lighting is a problem for many people Read more [...]
Today I had a "moment" I will always remember.I started the day feeling a little depressed. The stock market has been insane and my retirement funds…well I basically just stopped looking.My Bed and Breakfast got it's first cancellation, and I expect many more to come. Not sure how my design business will fare.People are freaked out and have cleaned out the stores of hand sanitizer, hand wipes, chlorox and toilet paper. What? I just don't get the toilet paper thing. Then my 90 year old mom told Read more [...]
I hear you laughing through your computer. Yes, I know. You are thinking yeah, right! I can hardly wait to have my life interrupted with endless showings, lay awake at night wondering if I will be able to sell for a good price or will lose money, find a new house that I actually like and can afford, pack a million boxes, move a million boxes, unpack and not know where the heck anything is for months! Yes!! I can hardly wait!OK, well, let’s think about this in a new way. How about this? I can Read more [...]
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.
We have all heard the Read more […]
Northern Lights Home Staging and Design is recognized as a 2019 “Best of Houzz” by Houzz.com – the leading online platform for home remodeling and design.
Out of 2.1 million home professionals from across the United States and around the world, Northern Lights Home Staging and Design earned Best of Houzz 2019 in Customer Service. The Houzz website has 40 million monthly users, and the Best of Houzz Service award is based on the number and quality of positive client reviews received in 2018.
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Pantone’s “Living Coral” is their 2019 Color of the Year. It is a warm, peachy orange that is bold, earthy and inviting. What can you do with this color? Well, you could be brave and paint an entire room with it, or try it in smaller doses a powder room. If it is not a color you can see yourself living with in large doses, why not try using it in accents such as a wall mural, pillow, rug, art, a beautiful side chair or accessories. These can be easily changed over time if you want to try a different Read more […]
What does the color of your house say about you? The exterior of your house is what the world sees. And, it is what you see every day. Does it reflect your personality? Does it make you happy? Is it inviting to guests or customers if you have a home based business? If you are selling, is it attractive to buyers? Your house sends a message to others and tells your secrets about who you are.
When it comes time to paint the exterior, you have a lot of options and some limitations you need to consider.
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Want a beautiful house? The key to success is to make a plan! Figure out what you need to create the design you want, and if it fits in your budget before you buy a single thing!
Make a Plan
You are much more likely to get the end result you want if you start with a plan!Often, people start buying things they like, hoping that it will all work together. This may not work because the styles or colors may not fit well together, or they may end up buying too many colors and patterns because Read more [...]