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.
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.
Whether you are working to create a more serene living space, or to stage your home to appeal to a picky buyer, it’s important to begin with getting rid of the clutter that we collect as part of our daily lives. Having clutter is natural, it doesn’t mean you’re a slob or lazy. Just look […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This has been a “staged today and sold tomorrow” week! Last Tuesday I staged a lovely Redmond townhouse. We brought in a few (very few) accessories and added a dining room set. Then we “shopped” in the garage for a few accent pieces and artwork. I left the home owner with an EcoJoe (check out my website products […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Days are getting shorter, leaves are turning, and there is a definite chill in the morning air. Sundays are now dedicated to football, and chili and stews are replacing hamburgers on the grill. Sweaters and jeans are in, shorts and tanks are out! Why not add a little fall color and spice to your home? Fall […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Staging is not just pulling grandma’s couch out of the basement and putting it in the living room so the room isn’t empty. “Of course, I know that” you say, but it’s surprising how many times I have been called to look at a home that has been on the market for 30 days or […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I just woke up from a dream that I had to write a story (probably because day after tomorrow I am getting new videos made and I went to bed without writing the scripts). In the dream I was given the basic details, it was a fantasy with fairies who lived in beautiful woods. I was given the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Here’s the scenario: I’m in Target, it’s 8:30 they close in a half an hour and I need 12 bed pillows, bedding for a queen bed that will go with the artwork and lamps I have in the warehouse, towels for 3 bathrooms, rugs oh and I’m out of faux fruit. I’m figuring out how […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When preparing your home to go on the market, or when starting any project really, it’s always best to start with “A” for analyze. Stand across the street from your home and take a good hard look. Now the point of this exercise is not to put yourself into a giant case of the shoulds, you know “woh, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I was going to blog about how to choose a color for the outside of your home but all I can think about is that it’s supposed to be summer here in Seattle and I’m still wearing jeans!! Okay I think I have that out of my system now. With our gray Seattle days I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.