I’ve been doing a lot of interior design talk for a while now. I want to switch gears; change hats if you will and chat a bit about real estate home staging. You may or may not know this about me, but I am both an interior stylist and real estate stager. Some may think these skills sets go hand-in-hand, and there is some truth to that. Some truth. Having been educated and working in both fields, I can tell you the role and skill set of a home stager is quite different than the role and skill set of an interior stylist or decorator. By popular opinion, home staging is thought to be a lighter or fluffier, unnecessary or frivolous means to an end. Whereas, interior styling typically comes with more respect and even a prestige of sorts; that somehow it’s reserved only for the affluent. Both thoughts are completely untrue…but, I digress…let me dial things back and share a recent story with you. Read More
Thank you to all of my fellow Home Lovers out there who sent entries this past month. I had a great time going through all your pictures and hearing your wish lists and ideas for your spaces. It was actually quite difficult to select a winner, but I’m thrilled to announce Laura Ganchou as our September Home Lovers Room Makeover Contest Winner!
Laura sent pictures of a room that is currently under utilized in her home, looking to transform it into a cozy, quite retreat just for her! Laura juggles her busy life working full-time and raising 2 young boys with her husband. She’s more than deserving of little ‘escape room’ to relax and rejuvenate at the end of a full day! We all need a space that helps us recharge, so I’m excited to inspire Laura with a room concept just for her! Read More
A few weeks ago I had Thanksgiving inspiration on my mind. This week, I’m skipping right over Halloween and moving straight to Christmas! Now, the only reason I’m talking Christmas while the calendar just flipped to October is because of the conversations I’ve had with some of my clients lately. Also, I’ve been known to be a bit of a planner when it comes to my interior decor plans for Christmas, so I’m hoping to get your wheels turning ahead of time as well.
Just like my ‘almost famous’ tablescapes, my Christmas decorating schemes could also easily become my claim to fame! That said, I guess my enthusiasm for festive planning is rubbing off on my clients…they are also chomping at the bit to get a Christmas plan underway early in the game. So, it got me thinking, why not offer some Christmas Home-Do’s to all my Home Lovers out there?