Another Shocking Thing You Never Thought You Could (or Should) Paint

A few weeks ago, I went to a yard sale of a guy who sells antiques.  It was a cold morning, and he was dragging out lots of art from his garage when I arrived.

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Why Most Clients Hire Me

Most of my clients have good taste.  Most of my clients know what they like when they see it. So why do they hire me?

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What Home Buyers May Miss If You Don’t Stage Your Home to Sell

One of the reasons Home Staging is so important to utilize when selling your home is that buyers make snap judgments when they walk into a room.  Your house is one of the many they are touring, and buyers are very quickly taking mental notes and drawing instant conclusions about each room they enter.  

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Designing Around Knotty Pine Wood Paneling

This is an article I never thought I’d write.  Because I’m a paint-the-paneling-kind-of-girl.  If you read this blog on a regular basis, I’m pretty sure you know exactly how I feel about wood paneling.  To clarify, it’s not that I don’t like it – I just like it painted out.  Real knotty pine wood paneling is fabulous architecture to have.  But again, I prefer it be painted out.  

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Staging a Dated Sofa – Styling Tricks from The Decorologist

I did another Speed Staging this week where I had to pull some magic out of my hat.  Well, not really magic.  But I had to be resourceful.  Below is the living room of the house about to go on the market to sell.   I chose a new (more neutral!) wall color for them, which should be painted within the next couple of days.   Is there something we could do to update and improve this sofa?  Well, yes, and  I’m hoping these tips may be helpful for you:

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Nashville Home Stager: What Turns Buyers On

This week my assistant and I staged a home to sell.  I helped the homeowner choose paint colors and decorate her home a couple of years ago.  So now, I had to shift gears from decorating to staging  - you can learn the difference here.

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How to Take “Country” and Make It “Arty”

As promised, I’m sharing another before and after from the Nashville home featured Monday.  

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