Just as we settle in to fall and start to enjoy visions of oranges, deep purples and olives, Benjamin Moore and Glidden announce their color of the year for 2016 is …. White? Sherwin-Williams and Behr are also showing an off-white in their 2016 color trend forecasts. But wait, isn’t white um boring? I think […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fall is my favorite time of year for staging because I can use more of the deep rich colors I love. Deep purples, burnished oranges, elegant burgundy’s, rich teals and blues make beautiful accents for beiges and grays to create an elegant warm fall look that mirror the colors of the turning leaves. The key […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fall in the Pacific Northwest is one of the most beautiful times of year and the market is cooking! It seems like we hardly finish staging before we get a call from the Realtor that the home is pending! I just checked our statistics and over 90% of our staged homes are pending within 7 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
5557 SW Campbell Place, Seattle from Bitlogic Productions on Vimeo. Views + Privacy! My-oh-my! This century-old beauty has been lovingly cared for and thoughtfully updated/remodeled. An integration of old and new creates a space that is simply magical. The 3,502 SF home offers three bedrooms and four baths on three living levels. A wall of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Whether you have an amazing view of the sound or just a back deck ready for entertaining, this is the time of year to stage for outdoor living. We might not always have the best weather, but hey we in the Northwest, don’t let a little rain, or gray sky interfere with our outdoor living. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
How many rooms should I stage? Should I stage the entire house? What if I only stage the living room? Do I have to stage all the bedrooms? My answer to these questions is as varied as the style and character of the homes on the market. It really depends! In a perfect world I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
There are rules and guidelines around just about everything, and I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that there are some do’s and don’ts around how to hang artwork. How high? How many? How large? This month I’ll give you 5 tips that I use to hang art without putting huge holes in the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Next too, “what does it cost to stage” I think the most frequently asked question I have is “What color should I paint my _____”. I used to advise against gray but right now gray is definitely a hot color in the northwest. But which gray? I have to admit that 50 shades is only […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Monkey hooks, or some call them Hercules Hooks are the best thing since sliced bread when hanging pictures. These little gems hold up to 200 lbs and they just put this teency weency hole in the wall. I LOVE them. Not only do they hold a ton of weight but they are easy schmeasy to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.